Why Grandma (Choochie*) Runs

On this day of unbridled amore, I offer my lifelong love affair with running… As a runner who’s been running longer than most of you have been alive, I frequently get asked why I run.  Grandma runs, y’all.  (* or Choochie, as I’m called of late…is this the name that’s gonna stick?!) Folks who know […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I am not a fan of cold weather and if at all possible, I won’t run in the cold (under 50°).  Thankfully, I currently live in an area where we get a few days of warmish weather mixed in with the cold, so I can get out occasionally.  It’s those interspersed warm days that save […]

Run For Your Life: Coping With Injuries

The Run For Your Life series continues! Catch up here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Running injury?  Let’s talk about how to cope when an injury either curtails your running schedule or completely interrupts your ability to run. I am currently suffering through a training-ending injury.  The ligament that runs along my […]

Training, Injuries and Beyond: Part Four

This is the fourth and final installation of the Running For Your Life series. The title of this series, Running For Your Life, was intentional.   It encompassed being a runner.  When you start running, and continue running, it changes your life in a deeper and wider way than you expect.   Here are a few […]

Ready, Set, RUN!: Part Three

~Part Three in the series Run For Your Life ~ Show of hands: Who’s ever started a running program?!  Show of hands: Who’s still running?  It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.   The physical, mental and spiritual benefits, the healthier lifestyle and shopping for breezy shorty shorts, are within your reach.  It’s just a […]

The Essentials of Running: Part Two

Now that you have pondered the possible physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Running for Your Life (as opposed to actually running for your life:  OMG, WILD DINGO!!  RUN!!!), let’s get to the essentials of running. Running is one of the easiest sports to begin.  Get dressed and get out the door.  (consult a doctor […]

Run For Your Life: Part One

Hi, I’m Mrs. Tucker and I’m a lifelong runner.  Hi, Mrs. Tucker!!! When I say I’m a lifelong runner, what I mean to say is I’ve pounded the pavement for most of my life.  My “intentional” running began in elementary school when a track coach thought I might have the speed and talent to help […]

Paleo? Um, No-leo.

As a lifelong athlete, I’m always looking for ways to naturally improve my performance.  The yin to that yang is that I love food.  I love to eat, especially foods with fat and sugar and bacon sprinkles. (you’d think I was kidding on that last one, but not so much) Recently, I participated in a […]

Optic Nerve Sunglasses Review Strikes a Nerve

Head’s up, mah babies. I did a product review for my running blog last week and I wanted to share it with you guys because this product is that good. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog […]

Staying One Step Ahead of Your Good Health

Enjoying good health is like winning life’s lottery.  Keeping it is altogether different. As many of you know, Mrs. Tucker is a lifelong runner (who obviously enjoys referring to herself in third-person).  On June 29th, I participated in a run billed as: This is an old fashioned road race on a helluva tough course that […]