She runs through hills, through dales, through streams, through the brush, through time, and through walls. Today’s Groupon gets you $50 worth of in-store purchases for $25 at See Jane Run, a woman-friendly running and holistic lifestyle store.
Originated in 2000 and woman-owned, the people of See Jane Run sell shoes (New Balance, Asics, Nike, Reebok, and more), insoles, running accessories (heart monitors, sunglasses, books, and more), sports bras, medieval spiked iron-ball mace, and apparel to prepare you for the wild world of infinite exercising opportunities. Most of the apparel is under $50 and SJR offers plenty of great kicks for under $100.
The advantage of buying running shoes at a brick-and-mortar location is guaranteeing the right fight. SJR's experienced staff know the ins and outs of arches, pronation, heel counters, and shovel-foot, so you'll be sure to hit the pavement or trails in comfort. They'll also make sure your properly supported with expert bra fittings.
In addition to tangible race gear, See Jane Run prides itself on motivating and inspiring its customers. The store offers training programs designed for runners at all levels and hosts events, giving you the leg-up you need to get out there and go running or write that book about the mysterious cat who may or not know something about the new neighbors.
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- excellent at serving both the novice and expert female athlete. It's as much a sports-oriented community center for casual and serious female competitors as it is a top-notch retailer of women's athletic gear.
Citysearchers give it a perfect five stars:
- See Jane Run offers to [sic] very best in women's sporting goods. From running shoe's [sic] to clothing to back packs every item in the store is of the highest quality. – sharonmiller
- The staff is friendly and knowledgable [sic]. Their selection for women is the best in the bay area. Check it out. – ylpita
See This Children’s Book
See Jane Run was the name of the least successful book in the early childhood reading comprehension series, Fun With Dick and Jane. While most books in the series contained only a few simple words, See Jane Run was designed for fast learners. Here’s that book’s complete text:
- See Jane run. Jane runs far. Jane finds an inquisitive dog. The inquisitive dog casually motions to Dick. Dick coughs hard, sees Jane, and feels a type of shame that hardens his chest. Dick and Jane scrutinize the garbled text of Raphael’s letter. “It’s his dissertation, apparently,” chortled Dick. “Comparing notions of Eduaimonia in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics with the deontology of Thomas Nagel,” remarked Jane. Jane looked towards the Heaven and whispered a single word: “Raphael.”
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See Jane Run
When Lori Shannon first announced her intent to run a marathon, people responded with more than a hint of incredulity. Lori had no experience and, at 5’3” and a size 16, she didn’t cut the form of a typical distance runner. Even so, she set to work and completed the 1993 New York City Marathon, proving to herself that with the proper training and dedication, she need not live life as a spectator. Since crossing that first finish line, Lori has never looked back; she has since run multiple marathons, competed in triathlons, and ridden her bike cross-country.
Seven years later, Lori founded See Jane Run in San Francisco, hoping to empower women to test their limitations and bolster their own fitness and self-confidence. The female-operated fitness company has since grown to encompass four West Coast locations that sell women’s running gear, including shoes, sports bras, and aerodynamic shower caps. At its four retail locations, like-minded runners come together with free weekly run clubs, giving them a group setting in which to train to meet their own individual goals or prepare for one of See Jane Run’s half marathons or 5Ks.