PR’s (Personal Records) Are Important!

PR’s (Personal Records) Are Important!

No, we are not talking about public relations. We’re talking about personal records. It is invigorating to hit a “PR!” Whether you were squatting, weightlifting, running a 5K that washed your car faster than you ever have. Understanding your level of...

How Zumba® Made Me a Better Runner

As they say, you have to walk before you can run. Five years ago, I never thought I would run much less “be a runner.” Never thought I’d be a Zumba® Instructor either. And I certainly never thought I could lose 80+ lbs. Walking was the beginning of...
5 Essential Tips for Older Rookie Runners

5 Essential Tips for Older Rookie Runners

Am I Too Old to Start Running? Nope. You are not too old to start running. If you’re 40, 50, 60 or 70+ you can learn to run, and enjoy it. The trick is to start where you are, and to have realistic expectations. Before you do anything, get approval from your doctor....

How Five Months in the Gym Changed My Running

Throughout the last 4 and a half years that I have been running, I have not really incorporated any type of cross-training. For a brief time I did PiYo and Focus T25, as well as a random hot yoga class here and there. But nothing that was a regular routine. I would...
A Runner’s Favorite Question: Why Do You Run?

A Runner’s Favorite Question: Why Do You Run?

When I was asked “Why do you run?” for as long as I can remember, my answer was “Because I can.” I remember running around the block with my dad when I was little, and that led me to joining track in high school.  I ran the quarter and the...

11 Gifs that Perfectly Describe Race Week

Race week happens to all of us….  TPS Reports? No way. Race pacing strategies. All day.    2. You literally can’t listen to anything anyone says.    3. Stress eating!    4. Phantom injury or broken leg!?!   5. You start pumping yourself...

4 Ways to Get 2017 Off to a Running Start

Author: Meghan Roth At the start of the year tons of people are sitting down to write out their list of New Year’s Resolutions. But personally, I HATE New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that only 8 percent of people actually keep their resolutions,...

How to Start Over as a Runner

The time you want to run the most is usually the time when you can’t. I had high hopes for 2016, getting back in top running shape after falling victim to a very long battle with depression. I let myself go for a long time and gave up on my running to focus on getting...

How to Deal with a Recurring Running Injury

A recurring running injury is not only physically challenging, but it is mentally tricky. While most of your brain says “REST” your heart says “RUN GO GET THOSE ENDORPHINS!” — and then your brain becomes a fickle beats. I don’t know about you, but I can always...