Things I Found — 1/8/15

By | January 8, 2015 3:02 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

The best athletes don’t stress about missing a workout. Well, that’s what Eat to Perform says in this blog post: 10 Things the Best Athletes Do (That you don’t). I sort of object to that parenthetical statement because A.) We’re all athletes, B.) Eat to Perform doesn’t really know if you do these things…it’s possible you do, right? ANYWAY…still worth reading…some interesting info.

I see new marathoners make this mistake all the time — running their long runs too fast. Runners World explains why you should do long runs at a slower pace.

4 common running mistakes to avoid in 2015.

Funny Stuff

Remy’s World: 9 Great New Year’s Resolutions from Stock Photo Runners

Tshirt of the Week

If you didn’t see “Frozen,” you won’t really get this, but….

shopping

Things I found — 1/1/15

By | January 1, 2015 5:33 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

The 20 Most Realistic Running Resolutions Ever (“1. Do not sign up for races when you have had more than two cocktails.” That’s some serious advice, right there).

Runner’s World has 6 ways you can slim down without starving.

Plantar Fasciitis plagues 10% of the running community. It’s painful, debilitating, and disheartening. Competitor.com runs down some of the newest techniques in fighting it here. (P.S. I battled it briefly…and switched to wearing a low heel at work, which I think helped me tremendously).

2,015 miles

Looking for a challenge for 2015? How about running 2,015 miles? Join Run the Edge in this year-long challenge:  You can “fly solo, partner up, or team up.” Details here.

run the edge

And now I have this song stuck in my head:

T-shirt of the Week

Ditto, sister….ditto:

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6 Resolutions for Runners

By | December 31, 2014 4:51 am | 0 Comments

Everyone wants to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise more, but…chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you probably already mastered those.

Here, then, are 6 resolution suggestions for runners:

1. Wear more reflective gear AND run defensively.  This time of year you should light yourself up like a freakin’ Christmas tree with layers of reflective gear. And, even then, never assume drivers can/will see you. All it takes is the ding of an incoming text message or a dropped CD for a motorist to send you sailing.
2. Volunteer. Pledge to give back to the sport you love. Pick a few races this year that you are not going to do & volunteer to help. Believe it or not, it’s a lot of fun to volunteer (no really, it is).

 

3. Take rest days/listen to your body. Stop ignoring the minor aches, pains, and twinges that tell you that something is “off” with your body. Keep “pushing through,” and your body will force a layoff (trust me…I know of what I speak).

4. Get on the roll. A foam roller is a runner’s best friend. Here’s why.

 

5. Add weight training to your workout. Running isn’t enough. Yes, it will melt off pounds and burn calories, but if you aren’t preserving muscle with resistance training and eating enough protein, you’ll never really get the fit and firm shape you really want.

sugar

6. Cut the sugar. It’s not easy to eliminate sugar from your diet. In fact, it’s nearly impossible since food manufacturers have added it to nearly everything we eat, even things you may not suspect like spaghetti sauce, ketchup, and salad dressings.  Why is it in everything? Because it’s as addictive as cocaine and heroin. It’s in the food manufacturers best interest to keep us all hooked.  I can tell you from experience that if you can get “off” the sugar, you will no longer crave it (after about a week) and you’ll shed weight pretty easily and keep it off effortlessly.

Need incentive & maybe some support? Join Doc Steve Krauza’s New Year’s Detox group (I’m in…though not for caffeine…a girls’ gotta have something!)

Want more? Here are 20 more humorous (though primarily true) New Year’s Resolutions for runners.