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Recipe: summer berry-cherry smoothie

Recipe: summer berry smoothie

This summer, my husband and I vowed to drink more smoothies. We live at high altitude and the combination of thin air, heat and working out can cause some serious dehydration. Smoothies felt like the perfect remedy. Two days after we made this vow, our blender broke, of course. I only mention this as an […]

Runner’s column: When the excuses come, you must run

Running is hard enough, but staying committed to running is where the real test is.

I almost didn’t run tonight. I had excuses that could have made sense. On this night – Aug. 4, 2015 – my ride home from work took an extra 15 minutes, stretching way past an hour in the car, my head swimming with the question about running. I knew technically the region would still be […]

How meditation betters your running (and vice versa)

How running enhances your meditation and vice versa

Meditation is experiencing a bit of a renaissance at the moment. It seems everyone from corporate America to Wall Street brokers to kindergartners is practicing mindfulness. And there are plenty of reason why this age-old tradition (around since ancient times) is currently trendy and #trending. Studies show meditation may mitigate depression, improve cognitive function, and lower post-workout lactic concentration in runners – just to name […]

A guide to meditation for runners

a-guide-to-meditation-for-runers

Learning how to meditate isn’t difficult but actually meditating can be a challenge. You can meditate in a variety of ways. In this guide, we’ll give you the tools to practice a seated meditation as well as a running meditation. Regardless of the type of meditation you do, though, the most important thing to remember is the principle […]

I’m supposed to run but … I have blisters and/or chafing

What should I do if I have blisters and/or chafing?

THE PROBLEM: You felt it coming on during yesterday’s run. Maybe your sock was rubbing your shoe in a funny place. You knew you’d likely get a blister, but you didn’t want to stop and mess up your tempo. Or maybe it was a hot, humid day and there was no way to avoid chafing in […]

Runner’s Column: pregnancy, recovery, and running

Runner's column: pregnancy, recovery, and running

Our writer Lisa Chase gave birth to her daughter this past spring. We’re beyond excited for her and her family (though we have missed her words of wisdom around these parts!) Below she shares her experience on pregnancy, recovery, and how having a baby changed her relationship with – and views on – running.  When I found […]