Don't Get Too Cocky, Thin People: 'Skinny Fat' Is Coming For You

This one's for the effortless thin. We all know a person like this: one who never goes to the gym, subsists on a diet of burgers slathered in cheeses and sauces and bacons and non-diet soda yet never gains a pound, who hates the gym because "it smells" and drinks like a parched fish. A person who, despite what she puts… » 3/10/14 6:00pm 3/10/14 6:00pm

Anatomy of the Perfect Workout Playlist

On Sunday, I'll be joining 45,000 other idiots in running the Chicago Marathon. In the months leading up to the Big Day, I've woken up early every Saturday to lace up my shoes, struggle into a sports bra and what can best be described as "running spanx", chug water and a few energy cubes, pop my headphones into my ears,… » 10/11/13 1:50pm 10/11/13 1:50pm

Should Women Run? You're Damn Right They Should.

I'm a runner who doesn't look like a runner. I am a six-foot-tall woman who has hips and broad shoulders. In fact, I look more like a basketball player or a swimmer. Yet I happen to be a pretty good runner. I regularly finish in the top 10 percent of local races, and I've even come close to winning a couple of 5Ks. I… » 9/28/12 5:30pm 9/28/12 5:30pm