Mercy Sports Medicine

Mercy Sports Medicine: Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee: A Common and Recurring Issue Brian L. Mahaffey, MD, MSPH, FAAFP Mercy Sports Medicine “Runner’s knee” is a lay term used to describe issues that are related to the patellofemoral joint; also known as the knee cap. Specifically, these diagnoses include patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patellar tendonitis and pes anserine tendinitis. These are not related to …

Women’s Running Month

Matt Helbig, Big River’s owner, once wrote “Women run the world, you know. I bet each of you can think of a woman you know who juggles work, family responsibilities, cooking, cleaning, volunteering and keeping the house stocked with toilet paper. And on top of it all, they work hard to be the best person they can be in terms of being …

Under Armour Gemini

Introducing the new kid on the block from Under Armour. The Speedform Gemini is a lightweight trainer that is as versatile as it is innovative. The Under Armour Gemini’s upper is made from a two-tone breatheable mesh and the seamless heel cup with foam collar features a locked-in fit and feel. The seams are smooth for next to skin comfort. …

Runner Recipes – Homemade Pop Tarts

As runners many of us joke that we run so that we can eat whatever we want, but let’s be honest, it’s true for MANY of us! Just think of the calories we ingest on Sundays after our long runs. Have you ever thought to yourself, “It’s okay to splurge a little and eat this, I ran today”? It’s a concept many of …

Introducing the Zante

One of the most buzz worthy new shoes has been The New Balance Zante, the go-fast lightweight trainer with a twist. The greatest thing about the Zante is how multi-functional of a shoe it is. I am a passionate lightweight running shoe afficionado. When I first received a pair of these shoes to test wear back in December, I was …

Erin Go Bra! Erin Go Bro!

To celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run and packet pick-up week, we are having some incredible specials at Big River Running! Erin Go Bra! For the ladies, we are having our best bra sale of the year. All regular priced bras are buy 1, get one 50% off! Check out our incredible selection while you are picking up your St. …

New Lightweight Trainers at Big River!

If you love logging miles in a lightweight trainer or prefer to use a lightweight trainer as a racing shoe, get excited! Big River has several great new options on our shoe wall for the lightweight trainer lover. See below for our new favorites! Our staff would be happy to explore the best lightweight trainer option for you, based on …

The Right to Go Light

From ultra runners to beginners, we all have the right to light. The right to wear lightweight running shoes that is! The question is, when is it all right to go light? As St. Louis’ running and walking resource, Big River is here to help answer that question. Here are a few differences between “standard” running shoes and those classified as “lightweight trainers:” …

Get Outside!

Ditch the ‘dreadmill’ and get outside this winter! Don’t let cold temperatures get you down and keep you at an overcrowded gym. Follow our simple and helpful apparel guide. Big River Running has got you covered no matter what the weather. Runners come into our stores all the time and ask “what should I wear to run in this weather?” Here is helpful advice from our …

Meet the Staff: Nick

Sibling Rivalry A goal, a rivalry and a record are what prompted South City Big River Staff Member, Nick Niehaus to start running. His older brother held his high school’s 400m record, which Nick decided to attempt to beat. He began running track at the age of 12 in his hometown of Maineville, OH and chased his brother’s record through …