An inspirational and motivational blog for runners.

Safety Tips For Solo Female Runners

Tuesday September 23, 2017

Without reversing the feats of women over decades of history or dismissing the milestones of feminism, the truth is, women still have a long way to go and it’s very important for us to continue an open dialogue about personal safety. It’s easy to become comfortable in our everyday activities like going out for a run. Reviewing some basic safety measures can help to prevent putting yourself in danger. Run smarter and safer with these precautionary tips from Inspired Endurance.   Know Your Running Trail No woman ever wants think about the possibility of an attack but it’s something you have to consider. Every woman knows what it feels like to be harassed or catcalled, and running outdoors makes us all the more vulnerable to the possibility. Most of the time, harassment from men is mild and we know when and how to ignore it or just the right thing to say. However, if you’re out running alone in a ..More…

Fun 5K Races You Can Join This Fall

Tuesday September 11, 2017

What better way to usher in the fall than with a fun, short, themed 5k? Gather your friends and family and embrace the changing of the seasons and all that comes with it. Celebrate the season’s favorite holidays and food or run just for fun with wild, interactive races while supporting a good cause. A 5k is the perfect race for anyone. Kids, elderly, those looking to kick start a healthier lifestyle, and athletes alike can all benefit. Here are some of our favorite 5k races to sign up for this fall.   THE SUPER RUN Coming to a metropolis near you is the Super Run. The super fun, superhero inspired run is perfect for the whole family. Run with a cape to show off your favorite or most inspirational superhero and run for a good cause. The Super Run website offers links to all the superhero running gear you could need. While a handful of the races have already ..More…

Meet Linsey DeLuca – A Runner Who Inspires

Tuesday September 5, 2017

Meet Linsey DeLuca. Trust us, she’ll inspire you! This once self-proclaimed couch potato has run, swum, and biked her way into a healthy, happy life. Linsey hasn’t always had it easy but she’s the kind of person that rises above anything that has tried to hold her down. She has learned to turn her personal struggles into fueling her better self, to get the things she wants, and to live her life to the fullest. Linsey has battled a lifetime of depression that kept her overweight and unhealthy. When a debilitating trauma struck and Linsey was forced to make one of the hardest decisions of her life, she spun into an abyss of the deepest kind of darkness. But Linsey is a fighter. She turned to running as a way to get into shape and combat her struggle with the very personal and difficult life event she suffered. Linsey’s First Run & Swim In October 2014. Linsey signed up for ..More…

Who’s the World’s Fastest Woman?

Tuesday August 28, 2017

Usain Bolt tends to take the spotlight as the fastest man in the world, but who is the world’s the fastest woman? Female runners have made impressive track records in history and we would like to acknowledge their achievements at Inspired Endurance.   Florence Griffith-Joyner The sprinting record for women has been standing since 1988. US athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as “Flo-Jo” to many, still holds the fastest 100-meter dash record of all time, at 10.49 seconds. She created a new world record in the first race of the quarterfinals of the US Olympic Trials at the age of 28. Although some people have disputed that the performance was strongly wind assisted, it was still recognized as a world record.   Carmelita Jeter Many other female sprinters have come close to breaking Flo-Jo’s record in recent years. Carmelita Jeter, nicknamed “the Jet”, had a record of 10.64 for her 100-meter dash victory in the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix in 2009. ..More…

5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Triathletes

Tuesday August 15, 2017

The season of IRONMAN triathlons is here! You’re either participating in one of these exciting challenges or you have a friend who’s a dedicated triathlete. A small gift will boost the spirit of the triathlete, whether you’re buying it for yourself or a beloved triathlete in your life! Here are 5 gift ideas from Inspired Endurance.   Triathlon T-Shirt Triathlon is a fun race – so why not have some fun with the outfit? We recommend this lighthearted t-shirt as a source of encouragement to any triathletes. There are also many other triathlon t-shirts online and you can certainly find the most fitting one.   Triathlon Jewelry Inspired Endurance carries an exclusive collection of high-quality triathlon jewelry. For your triathlete, we have anything from pendant necklaces to tri-charm bracelets. Each piece is made of genuine sterling silver to assure our product’s quality. Our official IRONMAN® M-Dot Pendant is the most popular jewelry piece among our customers, while the Sporty Gal ..More…

5 Best Recovery Foods for Runners

Tuesday August 9, 2017

After a long run, recovery is key. Focusing on recovery means you can get back to pounding the pavement sooner and more efficiently. When your body is in recovery mode, you are building up muscles. Being smart about what you consume after running is one of the most important steps to gain muscle strength and endurance over time. Eating the right recovery foods is the simplest way to a quick recovery. When it comes to post-run foods, stick with the ones that are high in protein and simple carbs to regenerate your energy. Foods that are rich in nutrients and minerals are also essential in maintaining your physical potential. Always try to avoid processed foods and stick to real, whole ingredients. At Inspired Endurance, we have put together a list of 5 best recovery foods for your post-run meals. With the right combination of nutrients, proteins, and carbs, you will be able to maximize the benefits of your long runs! ..More…