With so many of us passing on returning to the gym, for now, running popularity will likely continue to grow through the cold weather months. Here are some tips to keep you happy, healthy, and on the road this winter! Vitamin D Shorter days and colder temperatures mean less exposure to vitamin D-producing sunlight. And while the vitamin is
This marathon was one for the books! Despite over two hours of torrential rain and wind on the course, we had such a great time! 26.2 miles of Marines (they staffed literally every aspect of the race), high energy, camaraderie, and the most beautiful race course! We earned our stripes (and stars!) slogging out the miles in the downpour
This meal-in-one dish is from one of my favorite cookbooks: “Run Fast. Eat Slow. Nourishing Recipes for Athletes.” By Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. Ingredients: 1 cup dried green lentils, sorted and rinsed ½ tsp fine sea salt 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated 2 cups loosely packed chopped kale, stems removed ½ cup chopped toasted pistachios or almonds
I’ve been running for over 30 years. Whether I’m running for fun or training for a 5K, 10k, trail run, half or full marathon, running has been my drug of choice. I’m also guilty of passing on the running addiction to others. But why? Why do we run? Why do we elect a sport that can make your lungs
Six years. It’s been six years since I did a half marathon and the last time I would have done anything that physically challenging…. BUT Today is exactly 5 months since I had my [gastric sleeve] surgery. I go to spin twice a week with the amazing Kurt, and do strength and cardio with the amazing Atara. I am pushing myself
On Monday, April 15th, I will take to the road with 36,000 of my closest athlete friends for the race of a lifetime, the Boston Marathon. As we leave Hopkinton, MA and race 26.2 miles to Copley Square in the heart of Boston, I would love your support. All high fives, hoots, whistles, and cheers welcome! Follow my progress
How many times have you berated yourself for ‘not having the willpower’ to make better food choices or for not ‘having the motivation’ to get out and exercise when you know you should? The truth of the matter is that you use motivation and willpower all day long to get things done and to respond productively to life’s challenges.
Are you a runner or thinking about taking up running? Have you heard that running is bad for your knees? Running is a sport that anyone can learn with proper training, has huge fitness benefits (mind and body!), and can be done anywhere if you have a pair of running shoes! A 2013 study, published in Medicine and
This may seem like a blog post about running. But it isn’t. It’s about fighting. Fighting for perspective. Fighting for faith. Fighting to stay centered and joyful. Fighting to believe that in the final analysis, everything will make sense. And will be ok. Maybe better than ok. If you have the patience to read all the way through, maybe
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