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JogAlong October 2018 Update

JogAlong October 2018 Update

On October 14th in Wichita, KS was the running of the PrairieFire series: marathon, half-marathon, and 5k. And this year, we had a special guest running: Denny Krahe, host of the Dizruns podcast, and JogAlong’s very own running article ...

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You’ve Finished Your Goal Race. Now What?

You’ve Finished Your Goal Race. Now What?

With fall race season in full swing, many runners will soon be faced with the question of what’s next. When you have a race to look forward to, you know why you’re getting up at 4 AM on Saturday to go for a run before the rest of the world wakes ...

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JogAlong August Update, 2018

JogAlong August Update, 2018

Our August update features several topics. June and July were heavy months on the design side. As I mentioned in my last article, there was a large amount of stress analysis done on components and assemblies. The manufacturer and I exchanged ...

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Battling Burnout in Your Running

Battling Burnout in Your Running

One topic that doesn’t get talked about much in running circles is burnout. No matter how much you love to run, the possibility exists that running will lose its luster for you at some point. I know, because I’ve dealt with burnout as a runner ...

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JogAlong Stroller June Update

JogAlong Stroller June Update

Hello Everyone! While it’s not officially summer yet, here in Kansas we unfortunately skipped spring and our high temperatures are already up to 90s+F/32+C. Warm temperatures or not, I hope your near summer has started out well. For me, ...

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The Tricky Thing About Momentum…

The Tricky Thing About Momentum…

When you hear the word momentum, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?  Hopefully, the word doesn’t trigger some horrific memories of Isaac Newton and your high school physics class (and if it does, I’m terribly sorry)! As ...

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Skin-to-Skin: the Importance of Touch for Your Baby

Skin-to-Skin: the Importance of Touch for Your Baby

As the parent of an eight-year-old, I treasure the times I get to cuddle up with my big boy. He still sits on my lap and occasionally he even falls asleep curled up against me while reading before bed, his warm cheek pressed against my cool arm. ...

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JogAlong Update, April 2018

JogAlong Update, April 2018

This month I dug into the testing archive to find this picture of Anna (running) and Kolby (professionally handing out business cards) at a Wichita, Kansas 5k from a few years back. I wanted to share this in the spirit of celebrating the company ...

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The Why and How of a Good Warmup

The Why and How of a Good Warmup

What do you do to prepare your body before you start your run for the day? If you’re like a lot of runners, you prepare your body for your run by running. No matter what is on tap for the day, the warmup stays the same: start with an easy mile ...

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Ergonomic Hand Grips

Ergonomic Hand Grips

First, a big thank you to those of you who took our survey recently. Your input supports and guides our assumptions for the business model and influences our decisions as we move toward bringing the JogAlong to you. We are analyzing the data now ...

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How to Talk with Kids About Hard Stuff

How to Talk with Kids About Hard Stuff

Nine-year-old “David” came home from school deeply distressed the other day. When his mother asked him what was wrong, he said he’d learned in school that African boys his age have to become soldiers and fight in wars, and that many of them ...

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Runners, Set Yourself Up for Success in 2018

Runners, Set Yourself Up for Success in 2018

Maybe you had a great year of running in 2017 and are ready to keep on rolling into the new year. Maybe you’re looking to get back on track in 2018 after getting knocked off track last year. Either way, now is the time to set yourself up ...

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Hey JogAlong, What’s New in November?

Hey JogAlong, What’s New in November?

What’s new in November? A bunch. But before I explain the picture above, I’d like to ask for your help. Keep an eye out for a short survey from JogAlong in the next few weeks. We are forging ahead on many fronts: product, marketing, ...

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4 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness During the Holiday Season

4 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness During the Holiday Season

This time of year, life has a tendency to get a little hectic! As the year winds down and the days get shorter, holiday parties, family gatherings, and travel plans start to pop up on the calendars of many runners. And that creates the dilemma ...

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Give Your Kids the Best with Emotion Coaching

Give Your Kids the Best with Emotion Coaching

  I was in Costco the first time I witnessed Emotion Coaching. Trying to find rice crackers with the lowest sodium content, I heard a familiar sound: the cries of a child having a tantrum. I looked up and saw a red-faced girl in pigtails on ...

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JogAlong Stroller Fall Update

JogAlong Stroller Fall Update

In early spring, I went to Taiwan and met with our manufacturing team for the first time. I was back again in June and we had another intensive design review. What does intensive design review mean, you might ask? Well, we start with a group of ...

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5 Tips for Becoming More Consistent with Your Training

5 Tips for Becoming More Consistent with Your Training

We’ve all heard the saying that consistency is key, and that applies to pretty much every area of life. Your running life is certainly no exception. If you want to make progress toward your running goals, no matter what they are, the best thing ...

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10 Ways of Enjoying Fall With Your Kids

10 Ways of Enjoying Fall With Your Kids

  Raking leaves and jumping into piles…apple picking…making Halloween costumes…we all have our favorite memories of fall activities. But there are so many other more unique ways to enjoy the back-to-school season. So if you’re pining away ...

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JogAlong Stroller Spring Update

JogAlong Stroller Spring Update

A hike up Elephant Mountain, also known as the Nangang District Hiking Trail in Taipei, was a great way to finish my trip to Taiwan this month.  A light rain trickled through the green canopy as I came upon this little girl holding her pink ...

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Family Rituals: Fun, Meaning, and Healthy Connection

Family Rituals: Fun, Meaning, and Healthy Connection

My favorite family ritual with my wife and son is inspired by the TV show, “The Six Million Dollar Man.” This program featured a character, Steve Austin, who had a terrible accident and had to be rebuilt with “bionic” technology, enabling him to ...

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Survive Treadmill Running

Survive Treadmill Running

Are you itching for spring to hurry up and get here so you can get back to running outside without wearing a bunch of layers and worrying about slipping and falling with every step? I assure you, you’re not alone. Running inside for any reason, ...

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Community Service: It’s a Family Affair!

Community Service: It’s a Family Affair!

Before becoming a mother, I was maniacally involved in my community. I sang in the community choir, mentored, organized concerts by my piano students at nursing homes, led writing and performance workshops with various youth groups, served on ...

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Unvarnished JogAlong Status Report

Unvarnished JogAlong Status Report

Before going full time on the JogAlong, I worked as a design engineer with other companies, either as an employee, contractor, or consultant. There were times it was frustrating to report the actual status of a project only to see the details ...

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How to Nail Your 2017 Running Goals

How to Nail Your 2017 Running Goals

It seems to me that there are two types of people: those who love New Year’s resolutions and those who hate them! Which side of the fence are you on? (Me? I’m a fan!) Personally, I see New Year’s resolutions as big goals that keep me moving ...

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Chicken and Veggie Cakes: for your winter appetite

Chicken and Veggie Cakes: for your winter appetite

Chicken and Veggie Cakes: for your winter appetite When the temperature goes down, our appetites go up, right? It feels like we constantly need something to chew. This happens because in order to maintain our bodies’ temperatures ...

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Just Breathe: A Parent’s Guide to De-stressing

Just Breathe: A Parent’s Guide to De-stressing

You finish up the second diaper change of the morning and glance at the clock: 8:30. Now you really have to go. You yell up to your four-year-old, “Sammy, grab your backpack, we’re leaving.” You look for a comb in your purse and find wads of ...

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Calling You, the Inventor

Calling You, the Inventor

Who are inventors, entrepreneurs, and founders?  My thought: all of us. I am certain we all have qualities that can lead to innovation, a process improvement, a new product, a new method, a better short cut, an improved life hack. Get the idea? ...

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Managing the Holiday Hustle and Bustle

Managing the Holiday Hustle and Bustle

The holiday season is officially upon us. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to officially move running to the back burner and worry about it in the new year. Don’t. I get it. My life gets crazy this time of year as well, ...

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Mashed Vegetables with Love

Mashed Vegetables with Love

The holiday season is here! It’s a time to be with our loved ones, our family and our friends. Being close to them also gives us the desire to cook something special. We want to look around and see the table surrounded by love. We want our ...

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Presents with Presence

Presents with Presence

For me, December means candles, latkes, gingerbread, carols at nursing homes, pine boughs, meals on wheels, my stepmother’s antique Christmas tree decorations, and those first bright white snowfalls. I remember after my son was born, looking ...

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Thanksgiving and Thankfulness

Thanksgiving and Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Perhaps we’re not as close as we once were to the tradition of celebrating the fall harvest, but it is a good place to start when we reflect on who and what we should be thankful for. At the top of my ...

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The Oft Overlooked Value of Running Easy

The Oft Overlooked Value of Running Easy

A healthy diet contains a variety of different types of foods to help our bodies receive the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. As much as we may enjoy one or two specific foods, we know (at least I HOPE we know!) that a ...

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Organic Fettuccine with Homemade Pesto

Organic Fettuccine with Homemade Pesto

Bright autumn colors turn pale, chilly winds rattle the windows, and our bodies crave warmer fare. Yes, indeed, winter is around the corner. For many, this colder and darker reality can be difficult, depressing. Instead of meeting the season ...

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Yoga for Moms, Babies, and Toddlers

Yoga for Moms, Babies, and Toddlers

Imagine a place where you and your baby are always welcome, no matter how exhausted, hormonal, or emotional you may be feeling. Imagine learning about your bodies and your nervous systems and imagine that knowledge helping you thrive during that ...

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Perspiration and Inspiration

Perspiration and Inspiration

Perspiration and inspiration are on my mind this fall. Let’s start with the inspiration. The overall goal of getting kids and adults outside remains the number one source of inspiration. I was reminded of that a couple of weekends ago when ...

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You Never Know Who’s Watching

You Never Know Who’s Watching

You. Are. Awesome. I don’t know about you, but I can be a wee-bit overly critical of myself for my myriad of shortcomings as a runner. And because of that, it’s easy to think that I’m nothing fancy. However, I am something fancy. And so are you. ...

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Salad Bar for These Last Warm Days

Salad Bar for These Last Warm Days

These are the last days of summer. Like in the USA, here in northern Italy, we are still facing some warm days. Let’s create a gourmet salad bar to celebrate and make the most of these final remaining outdoor days. Guests visited us ...

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AWW, Fishsticks by Lenora Riegel

AWW, Fishsticks by Lenora Riegel

Synopsis: Little Pax the Perch wants to play at the waterfall, but he’s embarrassed to swim in front of his older friends. Everyone has an opinion. When Pax decides his opinion is the one that counts, he makes it to the waterfall for a ...

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JogAlong: Creation of our Brand

JogAlong: Creation of our Brand

The other day, a friend and I were having dinner to catch up. I hadn’t seen him since I left my contract job 15 months ago. He told me that in one of his MBA classes, they were discussing the JogAlong branding and website. My response: ...

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Be Kind to Your Body: Rest After a Race

Be Kind to Your Body: Rest After a Race

Most of us don’t think about rest after a race while we’re getting ready for one; we’re focused on preparation. And when it comes to preparation, runners have no shortage of resources available from which to choose. There are a ...

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How to Take Fabulous Baby Photos

How to Take Fabulous Baby Photos

Most baby photos are taken by the one person in the family who serves as the in-house photographer. This is the person who actually thinks about grabbing the camera along with the 873 other crucial baby-related items before leaving the house for ...

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5 Great Podcasts to Listen to While Running

5 Great Podcasts to Listen to While Running

What kind of runner are you? Are you the type of runner who enjoys running without distraction? Do you use your runs as a chance for some much-needed “me time” to clear your mind and/or de-stress? Or are you the kind of runner who needs to be ...

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Stuffed Eggplant: Light and Delicious

Stuffed Eggplant: Light and Delicious

Let’s talk about another very important meal: supper. Especially over the weekends, I love dedicating some additional time to creating healthy and yummy recipes for me, my family, and friends who come to share the meal with us. A simple ...

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Birdsong by James Sturm

Birdsong by James Sturm

When I was pregnant, my partner and I read books. Lots of books. We researched baby development and breastfeeding, strollers and sign language, discipline and daycare. We bought books, took them out of the library, and received many from ...

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JogAlong Stroller Update

JogAlong Stroller Update

And now, here’s the JogAlong Stroller update…well wait a second, I have some personal news to share. My sister-in-law and brother made me a very proud uncle a month ago with the birth of their daughter, Coco. After my first visit ...

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5 Quick Tips for Summer Running

5 Quick Tips for Summer Running

In case you haven’t noticed, the summer heat and humidity are upon us! Summer running is a necessary evil for many runners, as the training cycle for fall races kicks off during three of the hottest months of the year. And even if you’re not ...

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Summer Smoothie Beet Booster

Summer Smoothie Beet Booster

  Summer has reached its peak and the high temperature can be a villain. Weariness, sleep deprivation, lack of appetite, retention of liquid, lack of motivation, and so many other symptoms chase us during these warm days. As a result, our ...

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How to Enjoy a Vacation with Baby

How to Enjoy a Vacation with Baby

Ahhh…the dreaminess of summer vacation. Strolling endless stretches of sandy-white beaches…sipping pina coladas while taking in a jazz trio…paddling a canoe across a wooded pond…immersing yourself in a contemporary sculpture exhibit. Sounds ...

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Reasons We Run

Reasons We Run

If there’s one thing I can say about runners, it’s that we are all unique. Whether it’s the length of races that we run, the types of shoes that we wear, the foods we eat before/during/after a race, or a whole host of other subtle nuances, ...

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Power Packing Pancakes

Power Packing Pancakes

Power Packing (Banana) Pancakes Summer is coming and it’s time for pancakes! To celebrate our second publication of “Simple But Healthy Recipes,” I present a tasty idea for a seasonal and delicious breakfast. These power ...

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A Neighbor, a Coincidence, and the Emma Creek Classic

A Neighbor, a Coincidence, and the Emma Creek Classic

Jennifer, a neighbor in Wichita, is a runner among other things. When we cross paths, I make a point to ask her about her next race or competition because she goes to some interesting events in cool places. A couple of examples are the Stockholm ...

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6 Great Strength Training Exercises for Runners

6 Great Strength Training Exercises for Runners

One of the most common questions I get asked by runners has to do with what strength training exercises they should be doing. It seems that most runners are finally paying attention to the importance of regular strength training, and they ...

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Fruits and Nuts for Fuel

Fruits and Nuts for Fuel

Hello dear readers! My name is Iana Knak and I have been living a healthy lifestyle for quite a long time. I love sports and eating well. Now I’m here to share some of my experience with you. So, let’s start talking about ...

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Hacking Sleep Deprivation During Baby’s First Year

Hacking Sleep Deprivation During Baby’s First Year

Sleep deprivation is one of the most difficult aspects of new parenthood. And babies vary tremendously in their sleep patterns and needs. I read all the articles, heard all the advice, and then my baby was born and it all went out the window. My ...

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How Do Those Stroller Arms Work?

How Do Those Stroller Arms Work?

The “how” of the stroller arms is a question that I get a lot. If we are just passing in the park or you happen to catch us at a video or photo shoot, the short answer has become, “like an elliptical trainer.” Many of ...

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How to Lower Your Risk of Running Injuries

How to Lower Your Risk of Running Injuries

I don’t know a single runner who wants to deal with running injuries. Yet many runners, perhaps as many as half of us, end up with a running injury each year! That’s a number that blows my mind. Yet when I think about the group of folks that I ...

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Main-Course Salad with Mackerel and Apples

Main-Course Salad with Mackerel and Apples

  Main-Course Salad with Mackerel and Apples Main-course salads are an easy, healthy, and portable choice for lunches, especially during the work week. Mackerel is packed with omega-3 fatty acids as well as protein, the cabbage with vitamin ...

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Postpartum Exercise: When to Start?

Postpartum Exercise: When to Start?

At five months old, my “little” baby boy, Alexi, weighed almost 25 pounds. I was a runner for years before getting pregnant and liked to think of myself as physically fit. But let’s just say having to regularly hoist up a gigantic infant who ...

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How did the JogAlong Stroller Start?

How did the JogAlong Stroller Start?

It all started down by the riverside. We have a pedestrian path along the Arkansas River in Wichita, KS, where I live. I always look outside my kitchen window while I’m washing dishes, and I frequently enjoy seeing people running, biking, or ...

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Outdoor Play Will Change Your Child’s Life

Outdoor Play Will Change Your Child’s Life

When my son, Alexi, was a baby, I discovered the most dramatic and simple way to settle him. I took him outside. Whether he was cranky, tired, or just off kilter, 90% of the time simply walking out that front door produced a radically calming ...

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Happy Holidays from JogAlong Stroller

Happy Holidays from JogAlong Stroller

  May we all prove ourselves deserving of the trust others place in us. May we all find compassion for those who need it. May we all be inspired to better ourselves by improving what we are capable of around us.   Sincerely, Mike ...

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