The Importance of Form

After a few experiences this weekend, I wanted to step back from the standard workout posts and to make a brief note about form. Here's the thing: the Internet is FILLED with great workout ideas. Especially with the rise of social sharing, Pinterest especially. On any given day, it's easy to log onto a computer... Continue Reading →

Do Anywhere 10×10 Workout

Since the big move, I've lost the ability to belong to and regularly use a gym. Because we are no longer using daycare, I spend my days with my kids. I've learned why it's so hard for moms - working moms AND stay at home moms - to find time for fitness. I've also found... Continue Reading →

Kettlebell Finishing Circuit

Want to add a little resistance to the end of a cardio workout? No problem...just grab 3 Kettlebells (1 heavier, 2 of the same weight that are lighter; think 30# and two 10#'s, 35# and two 15#'s or 40# and two 20#'s) and a bench (or sturdy, flat chair, curb, your choice!). The circuit is... Continue Reading →

Hill Interval Treadmill Workout

Steady pace, varied levels...something to pass the time. That's what I look for in a treadmill workout. Running a single pace and incline for an hour? It's draining, tiring and hard to maintain, even with the best movie or entertainment right in front of you. This workout focuses on a steady pace, but varies the... Continue Reading →

Pick Your Poison Workout

This weekend I was given the opportunity to work with a friend. She was looking for ways to enhance her standard cardio routine and to try something a little out of the ordinary. I did some research and found Chris Powell's "Fatal 40" routine. Granted, this isn't for someone just starting out...so, I modified it... Continue Reading →

Running in Summer: Surviving the Heat

Days are getting longer, the world is a lot greener and the temperatures are starting to rise: summer is just around the corner. I've heard a lot in my own community - new and old runners alike talking about how the heat is starting to affect their training schedules. Instead of looking at the heat... Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Improve Your Race Pace

Whether you're a long time runner, or someone just getting started your race pace likely matters to you. While crossing the finish line or making an attempt is┬ájust as important, once you've been at it awhile, or once you're sure you can meet those basic goals, the time that you'll finish in probably ranks up... Continue Reading →

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