Running, Yoga

Running Shoes: Your Best Friend

Running doesn't have that much in terms of fancy gear. Watches, apps, reflective clothes, and headlamps are all nice but not necessary, right? All we really need is a shirt (maybe), shorts, and shoes. Ding, ding, ding! That last one is very important. We don't have that much gear but that one thing, our shoes, is extremely important.… Continue reading Running Shoes: Your Best Friend

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Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Finding The Balance: Inversions

Why do we practice going upside down? It's not easy, it is scary, and it's a long, slow journey to success. So why do we do it? Well, we do it because it's hard. Yoga is a beautiful thing. It's an art that focuses on the journey, not the outcome. Not saying that others don't, but this one… Continue reading Finding The Balance: Inversions

Motivation, Running

Break Through The Mile Mark

Running is hard. We know that. It takes effort, our heart rate goes up, our breathing is labored, blah blah. We know that. But what if I said that stopping is the hard part of running?  You'd probably slap me and tell me I'm a big fat liar. And I wouldn't fault you for that. Yes, running… Continue reading Break Through The Mile Mark

Mental Health Monday, Put Buzz To Bed, Yoga

Prioritize Sleep

All of you who neglect sleep (occasionally or constantly) please raise your hand. How many of us are guilty here? I know I am. And that's bad. So, what do we do? We prioritize sleep. This title isn't a gentle suggestion this time...it's a command. You've got to prioritize your sleep. I know it isn't easy, trust me,… Continue reading Prioritize Sleep

Uncategorized

I Don’t Like Processed Sugar

I'm not insane. I promise. But...I don't like sugar that much. Well...not entirely true. I do enjoy sugar. Who doesn't? But I honestly don't like it that much. Kind of? Let me explain. Don't get me wrong, I'll pound some natural Oreos all the live long day, but that's a pretty rare occasion. My issue with sugar… Continue reading I Don’t Like Processed Sugar

Running, Uncategorized, Yoga

Stiff Backs and Yoga

Ouch. That about sums up a stiff back. For something we think we don't use too much, a stiff back sure can throw a wrench in your day, week, month...year. I shiver just thinking about how much trouble a stiff back can cause. Everyone gets a stiff back at some point. The issue is that not everyone deals… Continue reading Stiff Backs and Yoga

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, writing

The Immortals

They're out there, the immortals. They go to work, buy groceries, teach children. They cry, they scream, they fight, they mess up. But still, they are immortal. At least, that's my take on it. No, this isn't about ghosts. No, it isn't some weird, otherworldly phenomenon. This is going to be a shorter, guided reflection… Continue reading The Immortals

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, Uncategorized

How To Help A Cold

Well, well. An extra article this week...*Starring a special feathered nurse* Before we get going, there's someone I want to introduce you to. Meet Patterick. He's staring in today's article. He's a cockatiel who loves to preen and scream. He's a lovable little thing who just wants to sit on your shoulder. All. The. Time.… Continue reading How To Help A Cold