Once the sun comes out and your friends come out of hibernation mode, invites to get out and enjoy the weather seem to come in left and right. That being said, fitness still needs to be a priority, but making it a priority doesn’t mean you have to ditch out on all the fun summer invites you receive! With just a few easy swaps, you can have the best of both worlds! Continue reading
Hey there! Today I want to talk about healthy living life hacks. Life hacks are tools or actions that are meant to make life easier and/or more efficient according to Urban Dictionary (quality source of reference, I know!). We all know that when life starts getting busy, our healthy eating and exercise routines are usually the first to go, it’s important to make healthy living choices that are effortless and easy to implement even when we’re crazy busy. Continue reading
Last week marked the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year… Adventure Run season! Every year, Road Runner Sports stores across the country put on a FREE monthly scavenger hunt run (or walk) that begins with a fun kick off party with booths from different vendors where you can try the latest shoes, fuel and different gear for running, which is a low-commitment way to try out new items before adding them to your gear collection.
If you’re anything like me, the idea of waking up in the wee hours of the morning to fit in your sweat session before work will just never become a reality. I wait until the absolute last possible minute to roll out of bed before I have to start getting ready for work. That’s the way it always has been and that’s the way it probably always will be. Even though I don’t get up before the sun comes up to get my sweat on, I still like to fit in time for my workouts a few days during the work week, which usually means I have to hit up the gym after work. Continue reading
I’m going to let you in on my dirty little secret here. Are you ready? Moderation. I love love love junk food. Froyo is practically it’s own food group in my diet during the warmer months of the year. Now I’m not saying that’s something that I’m proud of, but it is what it is. If I want something, I’m most likely going to eat it. Now that doesn’t mean I’m going to smash my face into a big bowl of froyo and go to town or that I’m going to make a pit stop at Menchies EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. the thought of froyo crosses my mind either. It means if I’m REALLY craving something, I’m going to eat it and move on with my life.
I have had a couple of friends and coworkers complain of Plantar Fasciitis issues lately, so I thought this was something worth addressing. I’ve definitely had my bouts with PF over the years, so I know first hand how frustrating it can be. It is one of the most annoying and persistent injuries a runner can have because there isn’t a magic cure or pill you can take to treat it. There are however some tips to prevent it like homegrown treatment methods and stretches to help ease the pain.