August 12 2015
Editor-in-Chief Jessie Sebor explains why focusing on strength makes you a better runner and person.
Pleasure to meet you!
As the editor in chief of Women’s Running, I’ll be taking over this blog once a week to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our magazine and an all-access pass to running events around the world. Since we’ll be spending every Friday together, I should probably introduce myself.
Here’s a peak into my daily life at Women’s Running. . .
Starting the Day Off Right
One of the great things about my job is that I get to spend time keeping up on new nutrition research, trends and studies. For instance, did you know that coffee may decrease cancer risk and prevent depression? It also has been proven to make life seem more manageable and prevent you from snapping at coworkers. . . I think.
This is where I spend the majority of my days, and I’m sure this scenery looks familiar to many of you. The beautiful woman on my background is my mom. This picture was taken last October after she ran her first 5k ever and finished first in her age group. Every time I look at this photo, it makes me smile. I’m so proud of her!
This is Dawna Stone, the president and founder of Women’s Running and the Women’s Half Marathon. She is a superwoman in every sense of the word. She runs both a national publication and a nationwide race series, is mom to two adorable children and has competed in the Hawaii Ironman. I’ve never asked, but I’m pretty sure she can fly. . .
Our team works hard to make every issue great. I love every iteration of the magazine, but this one is probably my favorite. Kara Goucher is one of my running heroes, and it was a huge thrill to have her grace our cover. (Shhh don’t tell the other issues!)
Here’s a look at the March/April issue before it hits press. We spend a lot of time pouring over these pages to ensure the content is as great as it can be. On second thought, this may actually be my favorite issue–It’s so hard to choose!–and we’ll have a super-special celebrity/runner on the cover. Can you guess who?
My Running Route
This is the park next to our offices where my coworkers and I sometimes run on our lunch break. Not too shabby, eh?
That’s me doing my best ridiculous pose while I gear up for a workout. I am head-over-heels in love with running, and I’m so lucky to be able to share my passion for the sport with you. If you have any questions about the magazine, always feel free to ask. I’ll do my best to answer (with pictures of course!).