Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

That is Why I Write


I write because putting thoughts on paper makes room in my head for more thoughts. I also write because I want to share little pieces of wisdom and great lessons I have learned throughout the years. Often, the simple act of writing brings satisfaction enough. Book sales are rewarding, too. The greatest reward, however, is when someone takes what they have read from your writing, puts it into practice, and thanks you for helping them grow. That is why I write.

My friend, JoEllen, decided to do just that. She recognized a need to improve her health through activity. She honored me by trusting my experience as a mature runner to help her in her fitness goal. She purchased my book, Run at Any Age: A Beginner's Guide for Adults, and began putting the things I share into practice. Each time she shares her experiences in a Facebook post, blog post, or personal text message, it warms my heart. That is why I write.

As we discussed a discomfort she was experiencing, she indicated that she knew it was temporary. If she endured it for the first mile, it went away. I reminded her of one of the lessons regarding pain one must endure in, The Hard Run, which she has also read. She replied, "That's right. It makes so much more sense now!" That is why I write.

Each time a reader comments, "I can hear your voice when I read your work," or "I get it. That is exactly what I needed to hear," I am encouraged. My most recent favorite comes from JoEllen, "I was going to underline the important stuff, but I would have to underline the whole book!" That is why I write!

If you are looking for words of encouragement and practical advice - and if you are a little bit brave and wish to begin running - Run at Any Age can help. Get over your fears and put one foot in front of the other. I want you to be around and able to play with your grandchildren - that's why I run. I want you to be able to be successful at any age.

That is why I write.


Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fate or Agency?


I believe in agency. Our lives are not destined to follow a predetermined path no matter our choices. We have the ability to choose how we will act and react at any given time.

That's one reason I enjoy a good fortune cookie like this one. It offers advice rather than inevitability. If and when a "bold beginning" presents itself, these words of encouragement will echo in my mind and urge me forward. Of course, bold beginnings are often intimidating like the start of a big race, a new employment opportunity, or the release of your first book - or third, or ninth! (It never gets easier!) However, I've heard many times that courage and bravery are not the lack of fear, but the strength to move forward in spite of fear.

I'm not a fatalist. I believe in agency. Still, I do enjoy words of wisdom wherever they are found - even in a fortune cookie!

Be bold!

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Running Books Released! Run at Any Age Guidebook and Journals


What began as a few blog posts about training tips for new runners has evolved into a series of books for beginners. Run at Any Age: A Beginner's Guide for Adults is directed at grownups who have a desire to begin running or to resume running after a few years away from the sport. I share those things that have worked for me as I began running when I was older.

The purpose of this book is not to convince you, the reader, that you should begin running. You have already come to that realization. You may, however, have some doubts about your ability to become a runner.


The purpose of this book is 1) to encourage and convince you that you CAN begin running given you have a clear bill of health from your doctor, 2) to give you information that will help you get started, 3) to provide tips and techniques to help you endure when the physical or mental going gets tough, and 4) to help you obtain benefits and satisfaction that only a runner will understand.
This book is for anyone who is anxious about running, but especially for women who have neglected their physical well-being while providing for the day-to-day needs of those they love. You know who you are and you want to be healthier – not so much for yourself, but for those you love. You want to live a long and active life so you will be here to care for, celebrate with, and cheer on your loved ones, young and old.
You know you should, but you aren’t convinced you can. Let’s begin by dispelling some of the myths you have heard or created about running. Let’s begin slowly and wisely. Let’s begin with the right tools to be successful. Let’s begin with the support and encouragement of other runners.
As I was creating Run at Any Age: A Beginner's Guide for Adults, I pondered much about my advice to log, record progress, write about, and share running workouts as a motivation to keep going. I considered including a sample page within the section, Log Your Workout, but it did not fit the format of the book. A sample page, although it would offer an idea, would not serve the runner over a period of time - and the goal of the motivation sections is to keep the new runner pursuing the goal over more than a few days or weeks. It occurred to me that a logbook and journal combination would be beneficial to new runners. Using the weekly log and journal prompt questions will help the runner see progress during the course of a year. The runner might be surprised to note the physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that running has induced.


As I developed the Run at Any Age Journal, I considered how it might be received by the younger runners whom I coach. My experience with young adolescent runners helped me create prompt questions designed for them. I adapted the journal and prompt question to better fit the running experience of girls and boys - and now we have Run at Any Age Journal for Girls and Run at Any Age Journal for Boys!


Here is a sample of the journal interior ...




Last, but not least, the runner's guide is currently being adapted for young runners! It will be released in late June or early July. I'll be sure to let you know where to find it!

It has been a busy spring!

Find copies of all Run at Any Age books on Amazon or Etsy.
Run at Any Age: A Beginner's Guide for Adults will be available on Kindle.

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Get Away and Write!

Get away and write!
Wow! What a busy spring it has been! I've been working hard to complete a writing project (I will reveal it very soon) while balancing what I am calling "Winter Recovery." I don't have to shovel snow anymore, but there is grass to mow and running to do, track meets to attend and front porch tiles to repair, and the patio project. Yes, Winter 2017 was a hard one and it's taking some time to recover. Wouldn't it be nice to get away from it all for a day and just write?

I CAN! I really can, and so can you.

The Idaho Creative Authors Network is hosting a writers' retreat in July at historical Givens Hot Springs in Marsing, Idaho. We're calling it Relax and Refresh Writers' Retreat and we are inviting published and yet to be published writers. Come join us for a day of creativity away from the commotion of your world.
ICAN Executive Board
Sheila Eismann, Carol Green, JoEllen Claypool, Phyllis Vavold Nettleton
The ICAN Executive Board, JoEllen Claypool, Phyllis Vavold Nettleton, Sheila Eismann, and myself will be available all day to assist and consult as needed. This event is designed for writers to make true progress on their current writing project, receive tutoring help from the ICAN Executive Committee, and relax after a day of creating and networking in this peaceful country setting.  Swimming in Givens’ natural warm waters is included in the ticket price along with a barbeque lunch. Wifi is available at the facility.  Writers can end the day feeling accomplished and relaxed!  During the event, the sponsors will feature their books for sale.

Attendees will need to bring their writing project(s), laptops if desired, pens, notebooks, lawn chair, swim suit, and towel.

Family members can join the attendees for swimming at a reduced rate payable at the door to Givens Hot Springs.

I hope to see you there. In the meantime I will be putting the finishing touches on my books (yes, that's plural) for beginning runners and mentoring young runners in a newly formed running club. Yes, there is much to do. Gotta run!

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!



Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Strawberry Jam: A Sure Sign of Spring

Strawberry Jam: A Sure Sign of Spring
Two things are sure to indicate spring is here, Daylights Savings Time and strawberry jam. While I could write an entire post lamenting my struggle with the one hour time adaptation, strawberry jam is a sweeter topic for today. The following essay is from my book, Gold Pans and Iron Skillets. Funny, the memories that arise while making strawberry jam have evolved from those in the original article. They now take me back to my young married life and motherhood and my dedication for jam making. I'm not as dependable as I once was as there are not so many hungry mouths to feed. Strawberry jam making now occurs only biannually, if that often, but it still feels like a ritual. Enjoy the essay!



Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

I married a dairy farmer and soon learned that one of my major responsibilities as a farm wife would be to can and preserve fruits and vegetables for the coming winter.  Having avoided these activities for my first twenty-five years, I was apprehensive of the tasks at hand.  To my surprise, my initial experience proved a joy rather than a chore!

As our strawberry patch began to show signs of a harvest, my husband of just six months had a hint he was fond of using.  “Soon, you’ll be able to make strawberry jam!”  When the day arrived, I rolled up my sleeves, gritted my teeth, and plunged into my duty.  As I stood stirring the thickening jam, I remembered Grandma Nelson –- or rather, Grandma Nelson’s Back Porch.  There was an old manual washing machine in the room we referred to as the Back Porch.  Grandma had been afflicted with a stroke and her ten children shared the burden of caring for her in her own home.  I can remember my mother washing clothes in that old machine when we stayed with Grandma after her stroke.  My favorite part of Grandma’s Back Porch was an upright freezer.  On the racks inside its door were bottles of strawberry jam.  I can’t recall what other treats it contained; probably a trout or two from Teton Creek and some frozen corn.  I remember opening the freezer door and touching the jars with my fingertips.  I would hold my fingers against the glass until the frost melted and tiny windows revealed the red goodies within.  Mom would catch me and growl at me for keeping the freezer door open, just as I now growl at my children for similar offenses!

I make strawberry jam every year.  Whether I have five jars in my freezer or twenty-five, I complete the ritual.  It has become a tradition for me.  In a way, it helps to preserve my memory of Grandma, and of Grandma’s house, for each time I stir my strawberry jam I recall the first time I made it and the memories come flooding back.  I will always keep frosty jars of strawberry jam in my upright freezer just as there were always frosty jars in Grandma Nelson’s freezer.

Not every canning project is as rewarding or goes as smoothly as did my strawberry jam efforts.  Over the years, countless bottles have refused to seal, bushels of fruit have spoiled before the task was completed, and dozens of filled jars remain on my shelves because the family just doesn’t like canned peaches and pears anymore.  They never did develop an appetite for the carrots and new potatoes I bottled just because I could.  There are those items that remain unidentified because, as a beginner, I wasn’t wise enough to label and date the lids.  They will never be eaten, but I am reluctant to dispose of them as I am confident they took much effort and time that I didn’t have to spare. 

Red onions are abundant, free, and pretty.   I thought it a good idea to save some for a rainy day.  Having located a recipe for Vinegared Red Onions, I filled three dozen pint jars.  I have only opened one.  The pink onions were nasty!  They lost a little color as they were processed, but the onion and vinegar flavors became stronger, too strong to use as a garnish, condiment, or main dish!  They aren’t even worth using as a decoration, as the color has continued to fade to a dull brown.

I have streamlined my canning and preserving efforts over the years.  I now strive to devote my time, talents, and cash to things that will be of use such as: green beans, pickled beets, apple pie filling, and frozen corn.  Oh, and strawberry jam, because not only is it of sentimental value, it has become a staple in our diet.  My family might perish without a freezer full of strawberry jam! 

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Hard Run - Discussion Questions

Was it worth it?
It's been a long winter, but we survived and things are going to be better because of it! That is how I often feel about running. When I wrote The Hard Run: Painful Lessons for a Running Granny, I had the theme of endurance in mind. What do we endure that we should not? What do we endure because it makes us better? What do we endure because it enhances our life experience? It is with those thoughts in mind that I have compiled the following Discussion Questions. You might ask yourself these questions as you read the book or after you have completed it. My hope is that the book helps clarify the kinds of things you do that are bad, good, or simply part of mortality.

If you need to read the book, you can find it HERE or on Amazon.



Discussion Questions


The Hard Run: Painful Lessons from a Running Granny


by Carol M Green


Can you identify a painful or damaging experience that you wish you would have had the wisdom or courage to end or exit?


Is there something that you are doing today that is hurting you physically, emotionally, or spiritually?


Have you ever endured something, only to learn the experience was unnecessary? Did you choose that painful experience?


Have you ever chosen to go through something particularly difficult knowing that in the end the reward will be worth the discomfort along the way?


Think of your greatest accomplishment or source of joy. Did you obtain it without some sort of sacrifice?


Have you ever joined another person on his/her difficult journey only to discover that your life has been enriched by the new association or bond that you have built with that individual?


When have you experienced pain or discomfort as a direct result of a joyful experience? Would you choose to endure that same discomfort again to receive joy?


What is the most difficult thing you have done in your life?


How did you grow or choose not to grow through that experience?


What is one thing you have learned through painful experiences?

As always, I welcome feedback. Please leave your comments below!
Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Spring Writers' Symposium and Writing Contest is just around the corner


Idaho Creative Authors Network
Phyllis Vavold Nettleton, Carol Green, Sheila Eismann, and JoEllen Claypool

Has winter got you down? If you live in the Treasure Valley in Southwest Idaho, it may have. Be assured, Spring 2017 is just around the corner. That means the Second Annual ICAN Spring Writers’ Symposium and Writing Contest is also just around the corner. If you are thinking about writing, but don’t know where to begin. We can help. Perhaps you already write, but need assistance with publishing. We can help.

Why does the Idaho Creative Authors Network sponsor events such as this one?
We recognized a need to bring affordable and convenient writing opportunities to the Treasure Valley. There is a lot of talent and experience right here. We strive to bring those with publishing and marketing experience in contact with those who are just starting out in their writing careers by sponsoring local events on a semi-annual basis.

The Spring Writers’ Symposium and Writing Contest includes both writing instruction and writing contests for published and non-published authors. The symposium promises to be packed with information and interaction for beginning and established writers seeking to improve their writing and marketing skills.  A networking luncheon will give attendees the opportunity to interact with fellow writers and presenters who include Author and Texas Writing Academy Participant, Carol Green Kjar, along with ICAN authors JoEllen Claypool, Carol Green, Phyllis Vavold Nettleton, and Sheila Eismann. Workshop topics include Strengthening Your Writing, Manuscript Development, Cover Design, and much more.  Come prepared to engage in a writing activity to implement what you have learned!  The day caps off with an Awards Ceremony for winners of the writing contests.

When and Where?
The event will be held Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Parma High School Commons Room, 137 Panther Lane, Parma, Idaho 83660.The deadline for writing contest submissions is February 18.
Get those pencils sharpened, your laptops dusted off, or your phone mic tuned in and tell us a story.
Your paid registration includes the presentations, writing contest submission, and luncheon. 

How do I register?
To purchase tickets and for more information click HERE or contact us by email at idahocreativeauthorsnetwork@gmail.com
Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cross Training - Because I can't run


http://runninggrannygreen.blogspot.com/2016/12/winter-running-motivation-for-beginners.html
It just keep falling!
What do you do when forces beyond your control require you to make a change? It’s January 4th already and the continued snowfall and icy roads indicate I will not be running any time soon. As much as I would like to avoid it, I’ve committed to cross training until the pavement reappears. I’ve long said, “Change is good because it presents an opportunity for growth.” Whether or not we choose to grow – well, that’s up to us. I’m trying to grow. Or perhaps, I am trying to stop growing around my middle!

Today was Day Two of my indoor, group training, weights included, video led, cross training workout. It didn’t kill me. I’ve been using snow shoveling as my cross training, but it mostly makes me sore. There is some cardio involved, but I don’t know if I can honestly count shoveling as cross training.
I’m hoping that by incorporating these workouts into my routine, I will be better prepared when the running begins again. Every winter I vow to “run through it.” I’ve been successful some years and others I have not. This is one of those unsuccessful years.
Winter running tip.

Chocolate Berry Smoothie
The good news is that because I was all warmed up from the workout a cold breakfast smoothie sounded awesome. Rather than hunkering over warm eggs and toast, I indulged in one of my favorites  - Chocolate Berry Breakfast Smoothie. Yum!
Now I’m all cooled down it’s time to do some more snow shoveling cross training! I’ve been praying for adequate precipitation for years, so I’m trying not to murmur. Who knows? Maybe I am growing. I do look forward to the day, however, when the pavement reappears and I can go for a run. I really miss running and I miss my running buddies!

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running! Carol - aka Running Granny Green

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Firsts of 2016


Perplexus Rookie
It’s time once again to review my year and see what things I have experienced for the first time during the last twelve months. I’m a believer in lifelong learning. A look back helps me evaluate how I am doing in this lifelong quest. Here are a few of the things I experienced for the first time in 2016.

  • Brooks Ghost
    I owned my first pair of Brooks running shoes. I think I’m hooked!
  • First visit to Detroit, Michigan. With that came my first road trip through the Midwest, first ice cream cone at Great America, and my first Michigan Left. (The latter was a hair-raising experience!)
  •  I went on my first run Down Upper Targhee during Grand Teton Relay 2016 and sustained only one black toenail!
  • I had my first paid cross country coaching gig. I’ve been volunteering for years. The pay was a nice perk!
  • Part of my team!
    Ran into a stranger while he was reading one of my books in the Costco food court!
  • First Christmas Day without my youngest child. He was caught in a snowstorm and couldn’t make it home. We missed him!
  • I also published with Power Point for the first time (sometimes I’m a slow learner), mowed a lawn with my grandson for the first time (he’s two), and solved a Perplexus puzzle for the first time!

I can’t wait to see what’s new in 2017!

Tell me about your year. What did you do or learn how to do for the first time?

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
- Carol aka Running Granny Green
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bust Your Bells Fun Run 2016 - The Report


Jingle Bells adorn our shoes!

Runners are the toughest people I know. Bust Your Bells FunRun 2016 proves it. The morning dawned (Well, I guess it dawned. We hadn’t seen the sun in a while) breezy and cold! By race time the winds that were gusting to 22 mph the evening before had slowed to under 5 mph. The temperature? That was another story. I worried that no runners would show.

As I checked and rechecked my weather app I prayed the sub-zero temps would rise. I awaited phone calls from participants apologizing and begging off. None came. I watched the temperature climb, ever so slowly. I checked our facebook page. There were expressions of dread, but nobody was backing out. The race was on!
Food Bank Donation

This fun run is a small town event with the local foodbank as the beneficiary. Runners donate non-perishable food items as their registration fee. Commemorative shirts can be purchased, but they are not necessary for participation. However, who wouldn’t want one of these?


The starting bells jingled at 10:09am or 10:11am sharp, just like always! Hey, we were waiting for warmer temps. It was a balmy 6 degrees above zero with very little wind. The sun even attempted to break through the cold haze. Runners slipped and slid their way along a 5K, 10K, and a modified 1.34 mile course. Most of those brave souls opted for the 5K with a handful of particularly tough folks running the full 10K course. Times were slow and faces were frosty, but everyone was smiling as they slid into the finish line. Nobody froze to death and nobody was injured.

As I mentioned previously, runners are the toughest people I know!

Here are the results from Bust Your Bells 2016!


Women's 5K -


1st Place - 31.20 Lydia Stevenson

2nd Place - 39.25 Kelsey Noble

3rd Place - 39.30 Sonia Basterrechea-Maggard


Men's 5K -


1st Place - 23.38 Alex Peterson

2nd Place - 23.40 Stetson Beus

3rd Place - 28.25 Grant Stockett


10K -


1st Place - 42.13 Dennis Atkinson

2nd Place - 46.26 Britton Parker

Special thanks to Shu's Idaho Running Company for donating the timing clock and prizes.



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Happy Running!
- Carol aka Running Granny Green
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Affordable Reflective Running Gear!


Can you see us?

In my last post, Winter Running Motivation for Beginners, I mentioned a runner’s need for reflective gear during the winter. Reflective running gear is essential any time you are on the road in low visibility whether it be early morning, evening, or in the middle of a snowstorm. (Yes, I’ve done that.) I’ve listed below some of my favorite reflective items that will keep you safe and won’t slow you down!


Adjustable Headlamp –

You need one of these for two reasons. First, it helps oncoming cars see you. Drivers are sure to spot a bobbing LED light headed their way! Second, you can adjust the beam so it lights up the road in front of you. This is very important for runners like me who tend to locate potholes with their feet! The lamp can be worn directly on your head or over a running hat.

Reflective Running Vest –

I like Amphipod’s Xinglet running vest (pictured). It is light, super reflective, and adjustable. The strappy design doesn’t interfere or impede movement. It’s great for summer running, too, because it doesn’t add another layer to an already warm torso.

Reflective Snap Bracelet –

Yes, it’s a bracelet … or an anklet. The one pictured is from Bell. You can even wear it on your upper arm if you want. Slap it around your wrist or ankle and off you go. Moving even more than the bobbing head lamp, the snap bracelet will also catch a driver’s eye.

Flashing Arm Light –

This adjustable light by Duracell can be set to glow white, red, green, blue, yellow, or purple! It has a steady beam or you can adjust it to flash. This is another lightweight and affordable safety item that can be worn on the upper arm or attached to a belt or vest. Set it to flashing red and wear it on the back of your reflective vest for added visibility from behind.

These items are all well suited for running or biking in low visibility. They are lightweight, adjustable and affordable. ($5 - $35) It’s a small price to pay for safety!
Do you have a reflective safety item you would like to share? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
- Carol aka Running Granny Green
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter Running Motivation for Beginners



Uh-oh! It’s winter and you may have lost your motivation for running! Perhaps you began running in the summer and adjusting to the colder temps is proving quite a challenge. The wicking t-shirts and capri running tights you obtained to help you look and feel like a runner aren’t going to help when the thermometer dips below your comfort zone! The winter holiday celebrations are sure to present their own challenges with piles of goodies, not to mention the crunch they present on your discretionary time.

How are you going to stay motivated? How will you stay warm enough to run? How will you find the time to run while your To-Do list continues to grow? Here are some Dos and Don’ts that might help.

Don’t panic …

Running, like everything in life, has its seasons. Consider winter the maintenance season. Unless you live in the tropics, you won’t find many marathons to join in the winter months. Stick with a lighter schedule logging fewer miles and perhaps 2 – 3 running workouts per week. Remember, the weather will warm again and race season will be in full swing! You’ll get back in shape.

Do participate in a Fun Run on occasion …

Remember, it’s a “fun” run. Join your friends in a local holiday walk/run, gather for lunch or hot cocoa and cookies after (Yeah, you earned it), exchange gifts, and knock that task off your To-Do list. You may have to be the encourager here, but I promise it is a rewarding role.

Do join a group …

Running clubs, running buddies, even virtual groups can be effective in keeping you honest and accountable. Find a local group or create one of your own. Mark Zuckerberg did it and so did I! Check out A Mile for MyHeart on Facebook and feel free to join me.

Do dress in layers …

Read this blog post for some helpful hints for cold weather gear.

Don’t forget to be seen!

Shorter days present a real challenge for runners, especially if you work an 8 to 5 job. If you are going to run outside, invest in some affordable reflective gear. A head lamp might look and feel goofy, but it will keep you visible and light up those pesky potholes. Be safe out there!

Last of all …

Don’t feel guilty!

You’ve got a lot of living to do and running might help you buy some extra days or years. Be sure to enjoy every one!
Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green

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