Tips on Trail Running for Beginners

One of the things I was looking forward to when moving to Vermont was trying out trail running. My experience of running was so tied to living in a big city. There were organized races on almost every weekend. City streets and bridges usually made up a portion of every run, and heading into Prospect […]

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 […]

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 […]

Favorite (FREE) Fitness Apps to Stay On Track and Motivated

Apps make life simpler. They’re like shortcuts for daily life. While staying fit and strong always requires hard work, at least we have apps to make tracking, motivating and pushing ourselves easier. I use a handful of fitness apps regularly and I thought it would be fun to give you a peek at what I […]

Breaking Records – How Running Inspires Life

Friday nights are not what they were in my twenties. I would think nothing of heading out for the night at the same time I’m brushing my teeth these days, or staying out until the wee hours back then. Now, with two littles tucked into bed upstairs, Friday night for me looks like a glass […]

Why Social Media Fitness Challenges Work

Last summer, I took part in an Instagram yoga challenge. If you follow enough fitness-based accounts, I’m sure you’ve seen these social media fitness challenges on your feed. It’s usually a challenge for a specific number of days and you’re asked to document you doing the daily move with a photo on Instagram. My parents […]

Making Goals About Addition, Not Subtraction

I’m not good at New Year’s Resolutions. It’s funny, because I love the idea of the start of a new year, when anything seems possible and new opportunities seems stretched out in front of you, just waiting to be discovered and experienced. But thinking about what I want those opportunities and experiences to be? Not […]

On Not Racing

Moving to Vermont from NYC has been a culture shock in a lot of ways. Something that I always took for granted living in New York was the abundance of races on offer every weekend. There was always something to sign up for, always something to train for. Thanks to the NYRR policy of offering […]

4 Questions to Ask When You Have a Bad Workout

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You never regret a workout.” Well, maybe you don’t regret working out, but anyone who exercises consistently has definitely had an experience of just nothing going right and suffering through a suckfest of a workout (that’s a technical term, of course). Whether it’s a run which feels like an […]

Live Unlimited (with a little help from your friends)

Something I’ve mentioned before when talking about goals is that you need to believe in yourself in order for the goal to be achieved. It’s easier said than done, but whether it’s through visualization, mental training, or the power of mantras, believing you can do something is a powerful step toward achieving your goals.   […]