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Sign Up Now for September 2011 Marathons

September is one of the best months to schedule a marathon because of its decent yet cooler weather and the hustle and bustle of summer begins to finally wind down. Check below to find a marathon location near you. Good luck and train hard!

September 2011 Marathons:


Top Marathons In May 2011

I know it seems like along way off, but if you have never run a marathon, or even a half, you want to sign up for one a few months in advance to give yourself enough time to train. May is a great month to schedule a marathon due to the normally nice Spring weather, which is perfect for first time runners. Below is a list of the top marathons in May around the country.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Sunday May 1, 2011, this marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and 5k walk is one not to be missed if you are located in or around the Midwest. Registration dues for the marathon are $90.
  • OC Marathon: This race is held in Newport Beach, California on Sunday May 1, 2011. The marathon is scheduled to start at 6 A.M. and the course travels through the beautiful coastal communities.


Atlanta Marathon Health and Fitness Expo is Coming Soon

The Atlanta Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo is right around the corner and is definitely one that you can not afford to miss. The expo will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead on Tuesday, November 23rd and Wednesday, November 24th. The expo hours will be 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. both days and is open to the general public.

There will be a lot of different vendors offering a wide variety of health and fitness information, as well as tons of free samples. Runners can also pick up race t-shirts and numbers during expo hours. (more…)

Sign Up Now for November Marathons of 2010

November is here, and while most people think of the eleventh month as the beginning of holiday feasts and relaxation, it is also the perfect month for achieving our fitness goals. If you are a marathon veteran, or looking test the waters with a shorter distance, there is a race just for you. Act fast: if you haven’t signed up for one yet this year, now’s the time! Below is a list of the top marathons, half marathons, 10K, and 5K races around the country. Good luck and have fun!

Top Races Around The Country:

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon: This amazing charity (breast cancer) race is held in San Antonio, Texas on November 14, 2010 and is going to be a crazy day. For more information on the race and for registration, visit: san-antonio.competitor.com.
  • Wine Vine Run: This half marathon and 5K run is held in Paso Robles, California on November 14, 2010. The race is scheduled to begin at 8:00 A.M. and should be good time along with beautiful California scenery; please visit: www.winevinerun.com for more information. (more…)

Meet Bob Harper at the Biggest Loser 5K in Myrtle Beach

NBC’s The Biggest Loser is much more than just a weight loss reality television series. It is an entire movement that is dedicated to helping Americans become healthier and more fit.

The Biggest Loser and The Active Network’s flagship website Active.com announced the launch of The Biggest Loser Event Challenge, a series of nationwide 5K and one-mile events designed to inspire Americans of all fitness levels to get moving with others.

The first Biggest Loser Event Challenge will take place September 25 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Sixteen additional events will take place in 2011, but the events and locations have not yet been announced. (more…)

How to Choose Your First 5K

A competitive swimmer into her teens and a cross-country runner in high school, Jane Couto, of MomGenerations.com, rediscovered her love for these sports only after a decade-long hiatus. She enjoys helping others rediscover – or discover for the first time – the rewards that come from an active lifestyle.

For many novice runners, a 5K is the ultimate first race. It’s a popular distance (3.1 miles), so finding one isn’t difficult. It’s long enough to require training, but short enough to be an attainable goal within a few months – or even weeks – depending on your fitness level.

Ready for the challenge? (The answer is “yes!”)  Here are some tips to help you choose your first 5K:

  • Race Size. Decide if you want your first experience to be a large, corporate-sponsored race with thousands of runners and a lot of fanfare, giving you the option to remain very anonymous. Or a smaller race, one to which you can bring a few proud fans and be sure they’ll see you as you run by and/or cross the finish line. There isn’t a right or wrong choice here – it’s a personal preference. (more…)

June 2010’s Hottest Races

June is a great month to hit the streets and enjoy the nice summer weather. The best way to train for a run is to set a goal and go for it. Below is a list of the 2010 hottest national races in June; from marathons to 5ks. Good luck!

June’s Hottest Races:

1. Hercules & Athena Newport Marathon: This marathon is held June 5 in Newport, Oregon. The Hercules division consists of men weighing in at 190 pounds or higher and the Athena division consists of females weighing in at 145 pounds or higher. A special award will be presented to the top three finishers in each event. For more information visit: www.newportmarathon.org.


Biggest Losers Running Detroit Marathon

detroit marathonThis upcoming Sunday, October 15, some familiar faces will be running at the Detroit Marathon. I’ll be running the half-marathon (one full was more than enough for me) alongside fellow Biggest Loser Season 7 contestants: Helen, Damien and new lovely wife Nicole, Carla. Some faves from Season 6 will also be running: Coleen, Amy C. and Shellay; and from Season 2, Pete Thomas.

Pops (Ron, my dad, if you didn’t know) is going to be doing the 5k, but is having knee surgery this month, so its all still up in the air. Renee, mother of Michelle from season six, will also be doing the 5k. (more…)

Running Tips and Tricks from the BlogHer 5K

running 5kThe weekend of July 24-26 2009 was the BlogHer conference. A wonderful, enjoyable, overwhelming weekend of fun and excitement that occurred when 1,400 women descended upon Chicago. A group of women decided that it might be fun to get together for fitness Friday morning, and so the First Annual Blogher 5K was born. I originally planned to run it, but I met up with a group of friends and we walked the race. While walking, I interviewed a couple of ladies and picked their brains for fitness tips, hints and tricks. Here’s what they had to say:

First up, Laurie recommends music, Deb suggests using Google Maps Pedometer and Karen promotes stretching.


BlogHer Fitness Prize Pack Giveaways

carmen staicer at blogher

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.

Congrats to @NicoleGSimonds, winner of the pilates prize pack, and @lauriewrites, winner of the resistance cables.

It’s time for BlogHer! This annual conference brings together women from every corner of the blogosphere to talk about how to do it better, how to reach their audiences and connect with fellow female bloggers.

Our Chief Mom Carmen Staicer is attending BlogHer and we want you to get to know her! You’ll have your chance Thursday morning at the BlogHer 5k Fun Run event (where participants will receive a DietsInReview.com grocery tote!). She’s also going to be there all week, and if you meet Carmen, then you’re eligible to win one of two fitness prize packs!

All you have to do is Tweet this message: @dietsinreview I met chief mom Carmen Staicer at #BlogHer09 and want to win one of two fitness prize packs! http://bit.ly/GOYhl (more…)