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Here’s How Much Slower You Run When It’s Humid: Runners Connect

Guest Contributor: Para Guide

Para Guide Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Charlotte, enables visually impaired individuals to experience a more enriched life through guided physical activities.  In this blog, Julie, a visually impaired runner tells about what Para Guide means to her.  

Meet Julie, a Visually Impaired Runner

Beating IT Band Pain : Dr. Clay Sankey, TruMotion Therapy


Guest Contributor:  Kirsten Screen, MPH, RD, LD

Kirsten Screen of RunLiftRD, LLC, is a Registered Dietitian with nearly 15 years experience in the industry. She is a wife and mom of 3, a chocoholic and carbohydrate lover, an avid runner, weight lifting fan, dabbler of yoga, and travel enthusiast. Food (and how it nourishes our bodies) is her passion. When she's not cooking, eating, or talking about food, you can find Kirsten running. She's done everything from 5Ks to full marathons (the half marathon being her favorite distance), so she's no stranger to fueling right to support her training and improve performance.  To find out more about Kirsten and RunLiftRD, check out her website at, or follow her on Instagram at @runliftrd. Kirsten sees clients on a one-on-one basis in both NC and SC.

What's the Deal with Nitrates?


Best Routes and Places to Run in Charlotte :

If you've run any of these, weigh in:  how'd they do?


Trail Etiquette / Environment : Trail Runner Magazine


Are You Eating Enough?:  Melissa Seuster, MA, CHES


Top 3 Reasons Runners Fail  : McMillan Coaching



Don't Believe the Hype: The Truth Behind Fad Diets :  Guest Contributor:  Cassandra Clark, MS, RD, LD


Guest Contributor:  Christine Roper, MSPT, PYT

How many of us complain of tight hamstrings, feeling stiff, or even like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz?  If you have ever felt like that, you may benefit from Myofascial Release, according to Christine Roper, MSPT, PYT  founder of Roper Physical Therapy.  In our latest blog, Christine explains how this therapy can help us feel a little more mobile.  Sound good? Their website has a lot of other great information on their services as well as healthy tips.   Check it out:

Do You Feel Stuck?



Guest Contributor:  Daniel Riggi, CSCS, CPT, NS

Not only is Danny Riggi a local personal trainer, he is certified with eight (yes, EIGHT; as in "8"!!) professional certifications, including one from the American College of Sports Medicine.  He also has his Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness and is also working on his Master's.  So, yeah, we'd say he knows his stuff.  Now for this newsflash:  he says we runners not only NEED to weight train, but that it can help us be healthier, faster runners.  Now, isn't that what we all want? Check out his website and read this blog:

Runners: Start Saying "YES! To Weight Training"


Guest Contributor:  Nathalie Emplit, Nathletix

Self-professed "runner, gym rat and overall fitness junkie living in Charlotte", Nathalie Emplit, has been featured in such publications as Oxygen Magazine,  contributed to SweatCLT, and has been the Runner of the Week for  One of our favorite blogs from her website tells us about her favorite running routes in Charlotte.  Is of them yours, too?

My 5 Favorite Running Routes in Charlotte


Guest Contributor:  Dr. Clay Sankey, TruMotion Therapy

We can't get more local than TruMotion Therapy.  Dr. Clay Sankey is not only a Charlottean but also an accomplished runner who is doing great things to keep our running community healthy.  Check out his blog, originally found on his website to learn about some exercises to keep us running injury free.  

4 Drills to Rehab your Running


Guest Contributor:  Maria Abbe, Running Myself Together

We are thrilled to have our first blog contributor!   Maria Abbe, founder of ARC running and winner of 2016 Top 25 running blogs has chosen this blog post, originally found on, to share with us.   Happy reading!  

Depression, Social Media and Training for Marathons