5 Tips for Better Sleep Quality

How have you been sleeping lately? I have been feeling more tired than usual lately. So, I have been thinking a lot about how to get not only more hours of sleep, but how to get more quality sleep. My trusty Garmin watch not only tracks my workouts, it also tracks my sleep patterns. ButContinue reading “5 Tips for Better Sleep Quality”

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung! The weather is getting warmer…and you know what that means! Summer is just around the corner. Really. It is! It’s coming!  And that means it is time to start thinking about carrying a water bottle when you go out for even a short walk or run. But how much should you drink?Continue reading “Spring Has Sprung”

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”

What would YOU attempt if you knew you could not fail?

I’m the kid who failed gym class. It’s not easy to fail gym class, because basically all you have to do to pass is show up and participate. I failed because I never showed up and never tried. You may be thinking that I never showed up because I did not enjoy it, or IContinue reading “What would YOU attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

Ring in the New Year

Welcome to 2021! Here’s hoping that this year brings you only the best! However, as much as we complain about 2020, some good things happened in the past year. The thing I am most grateful for is this community, which started the first weekend of 2020. Thank you so much for being a part ofContinue reading “Ring in the New Year”

Paleo, Keto, Whole30, oh my!

There are so many diets out there, that it is hard to keep them all straight. Today I am going to talk about three very popular ones and the pros and cons of each: The Paleo Diet While I personally see absolutely no reason to live like a caveman (they don’t sleep on nice comfyContinue reading “Paleo, Keto, Whole30, oh my!”

If the Shoe Fits

You may be wondering what type of shoes are best for running, walking, and hiking. Every foot (or set of feet) is different, so there are no absolute rules about shoes. I highly recommend shopping in person at a specialized running or outdoor adventure store where the sales people are trained in fitting you for shoes. These trained professionals can help you find the best shoe for your particular feet and needs. However, there are a few generalized tips I would like to share:

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”