Motivation, Running

Snowy Weather Running Tips

I am excited about writing this one! I love running in the snow. It's one of my most favorite things in the world. It's beautiful. It's cold. It's challenging. And it's riveting. Last week, I wrote about running in the cold. And that certainly is challenging, but it's a different beast from running in the snow and… Continue reading Snowy Weather Running Tips

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Running

Cold Weather Running Tips

And no. I do not mean forty to fifty degrees. Since I'm from Chicago, cold means below freezing. Cold means a nice, freezing wind chill. Cold means below zero. So if you're an outdoor runner like me and enjoy being outside no matter the elements, let's took a look at some tips and tricks for running in… Continue reading Cold Weather Running Tips

Running

Overcoming Running Obstacles

Or exercise in general. Incoming: a shorter but important blog. What's in your way? Right now. Why aren't you going outside, going to the gym, going into the other room to workout, to run, to do yoga? Why aren't you there? And why is that excuse good enough? Is it time? Previous commitments? Listen, things get out… Continue reading Overcoming Running Obstacles

Running, Yoga

Running and The Holidays

Oh boy. Keeping to an exercise schedule during the holidays is rough. Running can be even harder if we're doing it outside. Everything gets so busy, we don't eat exactly what we should be eating, and it's cold and dark. Bottom line: running during the holidays is hard. But what else is new? If you've come… Continue reading Running and The Holidays

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Daylight savings time is ending and we're about to fall back into brighter mornings (for now) and much darker nights. That doesn't mean that it won't be cloudy, rainy, or even...snowy when we open our eyes. Fall and winter are a time in many areas where the sun doesn't wake up for a while, if at… Continue reading Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Motivation, Running, Yoga

Running and The Dark

Unpopular opinion: it's okay to run at night. In the dark. Why is this unpopular? It's considered unsafe and of course, there is an aspect to it that makes is less safe than daytime running. But there are also aspects to it that make it safer than running during the day. Let's get into it. First… Continue reading Running and The Dark

Motivation, Running

Don’t Stop Running

It's easier to keep going than it is to stop and start again. The next time you're on your run and thinking about walking for just one second think about that. Think of yourself as a train. It takes forever to get going once you stop. Why is this though? I mean...to start with running and exercise is… Continue reading Don’t Stop Running

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

Motivation, Running, What I Mean When I Say

Am I Runner?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is a sassy question back at you: I don't know are you? Though it's a little reminiscent of a teacher asking a student "can you", it does bring up a good point. Do you think you are a runner? This is something a lot of people, runners… Continue reading Am I Runner?

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