The Surprising Appeal of Endurance Sports

I recently read an article by Brad Stulberg, author of the column Science of Performance in Outside Magazine and of the book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success in which he discusses the popularity of endurance sports among knowledge workers. Running USA surveys conducted in 2015 andContinue reading “The Surprising Appeal of Endurance Sports”

‘Tis the Season for New’s Years Resolutions

It’s less than three weeks until the end of the year and this is the time that people start thinking about their goals for the coming year (if they haven’t already been thinking about it!). If you’ve been following my 12 Weeks of Christmas Challenge, you know that my goal for the new year is toContinue reading “‘Tis the Season for New’s Years Resolutions”

Running without Ruining your Knees

If I had a penny for every time someone said to me “running will ruin your knees”, I would be rich. Nevertheless, what I do not have is…ruined knees. I have run more than 20 full marathons and 50 half marathons in the last 14 years alone, including 3 marathons in 3 consecutive days, withoutContinue reading “Running without Ruining your Knees”

Reaching the Finish Line

You are probably thinking this is going to be about the election, but it is not. This is about a different kind of finish line. Yesterday, members of the Finding Joy in Motion program reached their finish line: the culmination of 24 weeks of learning, training, and dedication.  Finding Joy in Motion is for everyone.Continue reading “Reaching the Finish Line”

Reducing Inflammation

Last week, I talked about shoes and how increasing the size of your running shoes (compared to the size of your dress shoes) can help reduce discomfort when your feet inevitably swell from continued pounding against the pavement or trail. This week, I am going to talk more about that swelling, why it happens, andContinue reading “Reducing Inflammation”

Walking Mistakes to Avoid for Weight Loss

Many people begin a walking routine with the goal of losing weight. Walking is a great low impact way to get and stay in shape. Below is an article by certified physical therapy assistant Marc Lindsay that outlines 10 walking mistakes to avoid if you want to lose weight and how to fix them.  IContinue reading “Walking Mistakes to Avoid for Weight Loss”

Every Step Counts!

I saw a post in a Facebook group for runners today that asked people for advice on how to stay motivated when they just do not feel like running. Guess what…there are lots of days even the best, most dedicated runners do not feel like running. Just like there are plenty of days that manyContinue reading “Every Step Counts!”

Lean In

Did you know that leaning from your ankles into your walk or run can make it feel easier? Why? Because you are using gravity to help move you forward. Don’t believe me? Give it a try: Stand with your posture aligned by making sure you head is directly over your shoulders, your shoulders are directlyContinue reading “Lean In”

Should you Go Far or Go Fast?

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for weight loss. However, many people believe that being more active can help you lose weight since burning more calories can help to shed pounds.  If you are walking or running in order to lose weight, how can maximize your calorie burn? Should you focus on distance or on speed?Continue reading “Should you Go Far or Go Fast?”

Safety First

A lot of you started running or walking regularly when the quarantine started. Conveniently during that time, there were not a lot of cars on the road. Now that it’s getting busier out there, I thought this would be a good time to talk about safety. First of all, you want to make sure youContinue reading “Safety First”