Blogs about Running

7 tips to prepare for the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.

3 Simple Ways To Meditate While You're Running

The research is in, and there's no doubt about it: Running and meditation are really, really good for you. I'm not just talking about physical benefits, although those are definitely there. Running torches calories and may help you live longer, and meditation can get rid of headaches, and its stress-busting benefits are great for heart health. 

You Got Chicked! Savageman 70.0

The actual story starts a while back, when I decided to participate in a shorter race distance than an Ironman. Something with a punch would be a good change of pace.I thought it would be a super idea to get the “brick” (more on that in a bit) and race the Savageman 70.0 in Deep Creek Lake, MD on September 18, 2016.

L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up

L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up L - live in the moment I - invest in interesting things F - focus on yourself E - enjoy the things you do At times life seems to get in the way. Menopause sure gets in my way sometimes.

Yaktrax and Running in the Snow

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } This year's Snowzilla, aka the Blizzard of 2016, dumped around 2 feet of snow in and around Washington, DC. Traffic came to a virtual stand still for several days, as neighborhoods took days to get plowed.

Soldier at fitness

Sports are fantastic to watch and be an audience member but the real enjoyment comes in when you actively play a sport and can understand how difficult it is. Gaining daily fitness and weight loss is a great hobby to undertake so we focus on that and also what to do when you have a break from your fitness. 

What Makes Us Great?

Have you ever wondered, what makes us do what we do? Is it the body chemistry? Is it a result of our surroundings? Is it all just hard work and mental toughness? What is it? Why do some people just seem to have it? Maybe it’s in the books one reads, or the ability to maximize the potential that we all have in us. We are all destined to be great in our own areas. I decided to share examples as part of the proof in greatness and how it is achieved. 

Fit Tips: Swap Out Your Shoes

While we've all heard that running shoes break down after logging lots of miles (about 300 to 350), you may still be holding on to your fave pair. (They fit just right! They're so cushy!) Not a good idea. Glue has a tendency to break down under ultraviolet light, as do the other materials that make up the shoe.

Improve Your 5K Run Performance

8.3 Million people in the US finished a 5k run in 2013, according to Running USA.

Why the Right Mindset is Key to Fitness Success and How to Achieve It

When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.