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Stuck in a running rut? Break out with these new ideas

common fall running problems

One thing I’ve learned about myself through my coached training plan is that I’m set in my ways. I’ll look at the prescribed workout for any given day, and immediately compare it to what I used to do through my favorite, tried-and-true training plan, the same one I followed for 90 percent of my other […]

Training for a marathon on low mileage: The FIRST plan

Training for a marathon on a low mileage plan

I’m running the New York City marathon later this year, and I’m on the hunt for a non-traditional type of training plan. I’ll be coming back from having a baby, so I don’t want to jump into the high volume mileage that marathon plans usually call for. However, NYCM means a lot to me. I’ve […]

Currently running to: “Walking on a Dream”

We are always running for the thrill of it

Currently on repeat on my running playlist: Walking on a Dream by Empire of  the Sun. Favorite lines of the song? We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it I may or may not sing these words out loud as […]

Training for two marathons a couple weeks (or months) apart

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I’m running the New York City marathon this November, and I’m also running the Disney World marathon in January. These two races are a mere 9 weeks apart. In theory, I’ll have plenty of time to recover from marathon number #1 and prep for marathon #2, but the short turnaround time makes me a bit […]

Recipe: curried lentil soup with spinach (early spring soup)

Recipe: curried lentil soup with spinach (early spring soup)

The weather here in the Rockies can’t make up its mind. On Sunday I walked around without a jacket and yesterday morning I ran in the snow with the wind whipping my face and making my eyes tear up. I’m sick of winter but it keeps holding on. So, I hold on too. By making […]

How many steps do you take each day?

You can't do it all in training - and that's OK!

How many steps do you take each day? If you’re anything like me, the answer might surprise you. In 2001, Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher called upon Americans to add “30 minutes of moderate intensity activity each day ON TOP of your customary daily activities.” In so many calculations, this means we should all shoot […]

Why you should eat in season

why you should eat in season

Hooray, it’s finally springtime! Though it may not feel like it everywhere yet, warmer days – and warmer running conditions – are right around the corner. Besides the shorts and t-shirt weather, I’m also looking forward to some of my favorite spring produce – particularly plump, juicy strawberries and blueberries. Yum. What it means to […]

Tips for late afternoon or evening runner

Tips for evening and afternoon runners

Now that the time has changed and the sun is out later into the evenings, I feel I’m in my running prime. I have always preferred running late in the day – who’s with me on this? I use to feel like there weren’t too many of us (most of my friends prefer early morning […]

Running with sunglasses: 101

Sunglasses for runners

There are two items I never leave without when heading out for a run: my running shoes and sunglasses. Yes, I wear shades in all weather conditions and couldn’t imagine running without them. Why you need to wear sunglasses A good pair of sunglasses do more than just keep you from squinting outside. They also […]

Natural healing: anti-inflammatory cabbage compress

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We’ve talked some about the nutritional benefits of cabbage in the past. It is high in nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. It also makes for a delicious addition to stir fry and salads. But what you probably don’t know is that cabbage can also be used externally to treat injuries. Yes […]