A Message from Runner's World

Hey gang! I'll be spending some time with my sister today as we get all our race gear together for this weekend's festivities in Virginia beach but we couldn't let a Thursday go by without some Thursday Thoughts.  A few thought are my own and a few are some things that I've been ask to pass along to you from our friends at Runner's World.

Here we go......

You all know that I had 2 cortisone shots on Monday to help with hip pain, but what I didn't tell you is that I have been having chest pain since Sunday night. While at the doctors for my cortisone shot I mentioned the chest pain to her. She told me it was just anxiety and asked me what I was stressed about. I told her the only thing I was stressed about was getting these shots! Now that was over and I STILL had the pain. She just dismissed it as anxiety.  Luckily I have a friend that is a P.A and she checked my pulse and my chest and assured me that it wasn't anything cardiac related. I may have pulled a muscle.

So with all that being said, I did not run AT ALL this week. Yes, (gasp), I took a step back from my training plan. I figured that  the 14.1 miles I will be running in VA Beach this weekend will make up for it, don't you think?

Now for some exciting news from Runner's World........

Starting with the October issue of RW, ( on newsstands September 9), you will notice a new look to the magazine!   I think you will like why these changes are coming about.  You can read more about that HERE, from editor David Willey.  You can join in the discussion using the hashtag #ANewRW

RW reporter Megan and I looking over an issue of Runner's World.

This next announcement is from Rodale, (the publisher of Runner's World, Bicycling, and Men's Health  magazines among others).  They are announcing an event called the TRIPLE CROWN.

The event consist of :
Oct. 12 - Bicycling Fall Classic: Ride 50 or 90 miles in Trexlertown, PA
·       Oct. 19 – Runner’s World Half &Festival: Run a half marathon in Bethlehem, PA
·       Oct. 25 – Men’s Health Urbanathlon: Tackle a 10-mile obstacle course at CitiField in NYC
     Those who complete the Rodale Triple Crown will have their name printed in a special event recap in Bicycling, Runner’s World, and Men’s Health magazines as well as a 15% registration discount on each event. To register or for more information, visit http://www.rodaletriplecrown.com/.
So there ya have it, if you want to see your name printed in Runner's World or any of the above magazines, you'll have to participate in this event...haha!
So what thoughts do you have this Thursday?  ~M


  1. Triple Crown sounds really cool! I hope everything went well with your shots and that your chest feels better. I've had chest pain before too and when it happens it's really scary! I definitely have had it from muscle pulls before. Rest up and have a great weekend of running!

  2. I'm glad your chest pain was nothing serious! You don't wanna mess around with that kinda thing.

  3. I'm glad that the chest pains weren't serious but it still sounds like a good week for a rest from running! I hope you guys have fun at the race this weekend :) And the Runner's World changes sound interesting. I'm excited to check out the magazine.

  4. I've been having jittery feelings in my chest this summer and had to wear a holter monitor. Everything came back fine but my stress levels are up and I think it's anxiety as well.

  5. Hope your shots help in the long run. Sometimes it's good to take some time off of running and let your body rest. VA Beach will be great fun. Good luck. Looking forward to the new RW myself.

  6. I've pulled muscles in my chest during workouts. It gets concerning, given everything we hear about heart attacks and such, but it sounds like you have a good doctor who didn't panic and get you upset over nothing.

  7. Triple crown sounds so cool. I also love the new design of Runner's World!

  8. Wow, I'm glad you're ok but I would be nervous about running that many miles with chest pain. Take care of you! Hope to see you around this weekend. -C

  9. Triple Crown sounds awesome!!

    Be careful with your chest and hip pain and best of luck this weekend! :0)

  10. Oh Lord - I hope they're not changing their font either. Women's Running made their font so small I can't even read it anymore.

  11. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy HappyAugust 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    I'm glad that it wasn't anything serious.

  12. Sounds like a great event but I don't cycle and already have a 1/2 on Oct 18th. I'm excited to see the new RW! Take care of yourself and feel better!

  13. Sounds Like you did the right thing with resting before your race. Good luck! I'm exciting to see the RW changes. I love that mag & devour it immediately as soon as it comes.

  14. Wow, I'm so glad to hear you are okay. You don't want to mess around with chest pain. I am liking what I read about changes to RW. I'm glad they are adapting to the changing running community and making it more I inclusive.

  15. Glad you are ok - chest pain is no joke! Good luck this weekend! The new RW is looking good!


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