Run It – Trail Running in Woodstock, Vermont

When you run somewhere you love, your run automatically becomes better. Not necessarily easier…but better. Today on Run It, Angela, Laura, Nellie and I are inviting you to our favorite running spots, and why we love them. So come run vicariously with us in Woodstock, Vermont; the seacoast of New Hampshire; Brooklyn, NY; and the […]

5 Ways You Can Make Starting Running Easier

Starting running isn’t easy. Starting anything isn’t easy, let’s face it. Learning a new skill means that in the beginning, you’re not sure what you’re doing, probably making every mistake in the book, feeling like you’re out of your depth, until it all just clicks. Or you give up before that happens…which is why I […]

10 Glute Activation Exercises to Keep Your Butt Strong

Recently I’ve been working with two athletes who are recovering from injury. We’ve been incorporating glute activation exercises into each of their warm-ups, to prepare their muscles for the session, and ensure they are using their glutes as effectively as possible during their workout. Maybe you’ve used some of these glute activation exercises yourself, if […]

High Five Friday

It’s time to say welcome to the weekend with a High Five Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week, full of fireworks, barbecues and fun. Check out Angela’s blog (the OG of HFF) for more great reads! FIVE FROM INSTAGRAM Come follow me here if we’re not already connected! šŸ™‚ I found […]

5 Things You Can Do Today for a Happy Week

It’s Monday, it’s a new week, and you’re feeling positive, excited, and like you can tackle the world…right? Me neither. šŸ˜‰ Rather than fall into the ‘Mondays suck’ cliche, there are some small, simple ways you can make your day go better (and hopefully keep it going for a happier week). Like all things health and […]

Run It – How to beat the heat while running

One of the best parts of the Run It monthly series is that the advice and tips you get from the running bloggers and coaches involved is so varied. Every month I read the posts on the same topic from Angela, Laura, Nellie, Allie and Sarah, and each one has me nodding and thinking, ‘Great […]

8 Best Things About Summer Workouts

I don’t hate working out or running outside in the winter. By the time the weather starts warming up, though, I am already thinking of the advantages of hot weather workouts. With summer’s official start this week, I thought now would be a good time to go over the best things about summer workouts, so […]

What You Say To Yourself Matters – Goal Setting Tips

Years ago I took a professional development course in goal setting tips and how to set yourself up to achieve your goals. One of the themes of the classes was using positive language and positive self-talk. It was referred to as positive reframing and it meant not only to seeing negative experiences in a positive […]

At Home Circuit Workout

I love a good at-home workout. I’ve shared lots of ways you can use the space in your living room and get an efficient workout done (like this one and here and here, oh and this one where 6 of us bloggers gave you a workout each). Now I’m working back in a gym again, it’s […]

High Five Friday

This was a great week with my sister-in-law staying with me – yesterday I took her to the airport and was sad to say goodbye! We had kind of crappy weather while she was here, but the sun came through on her last couple of days, and she spent lots of time at the athletic […]