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Articles by Charlie Watson

Charlie Watson is a runner, fitness blogger at The Runner Beans, journalist and soon-to-be dietitian. She’s currently checking all six marathon majors off her race bucket list before she’s 30. Find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Bloglovin, as well as channeling her inner Casey Neistat on her new YouTube channel.

  • 10 Running Podcasts To Entertain You During Long Runs

    By Charlie Watson

    Sometimes a solo long run can seem endless...except for when you have other runners in your ear providing you with inspiration.

  • 8 Reasons Barre Is Perfect Cross-Training

    By Charlie Watson

    There is so much more to gain from barre classes than just shaking muscles! Here's a look at why every runner should step up to the barre.

  • 4 Reasons Why The First Mile Is Always The Hardest

    By Charlie Watson

    The Runner Beans rounds up the reasons why the first mile can seem like it lasts an eternity as you convince yourself not to turn around.

  • Should You Give Up Alcohol During Marathon Training?

    By Charlie Watson

    After missing a long run due to one too many drinks the night before, The Runner Beans decided to go dry until the Boston Marathon.

  • How To Run Boston Marathon Without A BQ

    By Charlie Watson

    A Boston Qualifier isn't the only way to get to the iconic start line.

  • 5 Lessons That Doing Yoga Taught Me About Running

    By Charlie Watson

    The Runner Beans reflects on the important lessons that time on the yoga mat has taught her about her sport of choice—running.

  • Don't Freak If You Didn't Meet Your Goals

    By Charlie Watson

    If you didn't reach all of your goals or resolutions for the year, here is why it is totally okay—and what you can do for next year.

  • 6 Benefits Of Having A Bedtime Routine For Runners

    By Charlie Watson

    Here are a few reasons that a bedtime routine will not only keep you rested for the day, but make your workouts that much better!

  • If You Travel For Races Frequently, Follow These 8 Recovery

    By Charlie Watson

    Recovering after a race can be tough enough at home, let alone while you're traveling. Here are some tried-and-true tips from one runner.

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