My Workout Today

Baby, it’s cold outside. Too cold for this chicken to go for a run outside, so I made sure I got my run done at the gym this morning, before doing my strength training. In my defense, I have run outside in winter in Vermont, and it’s not actually as bad as you imagine when […]

The Best Tip About Running You’ll Ever Read

Are you ready? It’s a super simple tip, but I promise, it will change the way you feel about running, and while running. Here it is: You can always stop running. If your first response is ‘Huh?’ then allow me to explain. I often hear clients, friends, or random people at a party who’ve just […]

My New Favorite Running Buddy

Sleepy running buddy I went for a great run today in the park. Usually I run solo, leaving hubby to look after the bub, but it was so nice out today, it was almost nap-time, and I didn’t get my normal weights session in today, so out we went. Running with a stroller is nowhere […]

Running with GPS

That is me checking my watch for my mile split at mile 22 of the ING NYC Marathon. Running is a lot of things for me. It’s my favorite form of cardiovascular exercise, for sure, and I love testing myself by racing. But running is also my stress relief, my time alone, a way to catch […]

It’s Fitness Month!

Fits close to the body so you’recomfortable running. May is Fitness month, which is as good an excuse as any to incorporate new fitness habits into everyday life. I’ll be posting regularly this month with fitness gear finds, ideas for getting more active, and articles on fitness and wellness. Start by checking out the brand […]

Three Inspiring Stories – the ING New York City Marathon 2011

I am no Amber Miller. Unlike the veteran runner who completed the Chicago Marathon at 39 weeks pregnant, and gave birth later that day, I spent the NYC Marathon Sunday relaxing my 7-month pregnant self on vacation. I was really sad to miss the marathon this year, both as a spectator and as a runner. I’ve […]

Running two marathons in one day: Chicago, and labor

“Irresponsible”  “9 months pregnant and doing a marathon somehow doesn’t sound safe”  “Pure idiocy and VERY irresponsible”  Photo courtesyChicago Tribune “Putting her baby’s life at risk for her 15 minutes of fame”“Totally selfish” These are a few comments from readers of the hundreds of news articles about Amber Miller, the runner who gave birth hours […]

Fit Mama – Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Question: Which of the following statements about pregnancy is true? You should only exercise very lightly, if at all, during pregnancy. Pregnant women are eating for two – you should take in a lot more calories every day. Running and lifting weights during pregnancy can harm the baby. If you exercise, your heart rate should […]

Crossing the Finish Line

Sunday, June 5, 2011 was a beautiful day for a race. Cool temperatures, clear skies, just the slightest breeze. I woke up with a very nervous husband about to run his first ever half marathon. In a previous post, I described my husband Fran’s terrible illness in December last year, which saw him in a […]

Using Mantras for Success – Repeat as Necessary

There’s such a huge mental aspect to running and training. Have you ever wondered why athletes use mantras in their training – keywords or phrases they speak or think when facing a challenge? Do these kinds of affirmations even work? And how can non-professional athletes begin using positive self-talk, or mantras, in their own training? This article in the Journal of Athletic […]