Run It – 6 Best Workouts for Half Marathon and Full Marathon

Half marathon and marathon workouts chosen by running coaches and bloggers for the Run It series. These are the workouts these coaches love for marathon and half marathon training!

Today on Run It, we're sharing running tips in the way of our favorite workouts for the half and full marathon distance. These are the workouts we have personally found to be key elements in our own training, and for those of us who coach others, they are workouts we like to include in our clients' training plans. Workouts are not just about … [Continue reading]

Breaking out of the SHOULD trap – The Rungry Health Coach

Breaking out of the SHOULD trap - The Rungry Health Coach

Today Beth Roessner, aka The Rungry Health Coach, is sharing her wisdom on the power of the word 'should'... and what we can do to lessen its hold over us. You already know that I think using 'should' can sabotage your efforts at healthy living. Today Beth breaks down an action plan of how to break 'the should trap' and take that negativity out of … [Continue reading]

Get Your Workout Mojo Back With These 8 Tips

Get Your Workout Mojo Back With These 8 Tips

Even those of us who truly love working out can find ourselves in a rut with fitness. Whether it's your mind that gets bored, or your body that's so used to your workout routine that you see NO results, sometimes you have to do a little reassessing and get your workout mojo back. If you've found yourself trying to find excuses to skip the gym, or … [Continue reading]

Foam Rolling Basics

A quick guide to foam rolling basics and foam rolling tips - when to roll, how to do it, and what the benefits of self myofascial release are for athletes and runners.

If you're a total novice to foam rolling, watching someone do it at the gym might make you think it's a special kind of torture. There's grimacing, gritted teeth, and sometimes even audible cries of pain. Why do something that looks like it hurts so much? How could that help anything? Well, foam rolling is one of the best methods for recovery … [Continue reading]

Smoothie Makeover with The Rungry Health Coach

Smoothie Makeover with The Rungry Health Coach - tips on how to make your smoothie a nutritional powerhouse, not a sugar bomb!

I'm excited to welcome back my guest contributor, Beth Roessner, aka The Rungry Health Coach! Today Beth is sharing some tips on how to make your smoothies total nutritional powerhouses, instead of sugar and calorie bombs. You know I'm a big fan of smoothies (here's my review of smoothie delivery service Green Blender, as well as a round up of 20 … [Continue reading]

Life Lately

Life Lately - all the running, fitness, food, work, and family fun recently!

I thought it was time for a little catch up post on what was going on in my life lately... I've been so busy with training, and my boys, and life in general this summer, that I haven't been blogging as often. So, this is what I've been up to! RUNNING I'm loving trail running, and it feels like forever since I've been out on a road run. That's … [Continue reading]

Run It – Mental Workouts for Runners

Mental Workouts for Runners - visualization tricks and key mental workouts to get you ready for an event. Part of the Run It series of tips and tricks for runners.

This month for the Run It series, we are discussing a fascinating area of running and competing - the mental side of the sport. In case you're new to Run It, every month 6 of us running coaches and bloggers share articles with you on a specific topic. You can find our past Run It topics here: Rave Runs Beat the Heat  Hydration … [Continue reading]

Workout Clothes Under $50 You’ll Love

Workout Clothes Under $50 You'll Love

A couple of weeks ago, a new client came to my gym to meet me for her first session. She asked at the front desk how she'd recognize me. They told her, "Oh, you can't miss Carly. She's always in bright colors and crazy patterned tights." As it turned out, that day happened to be the rare occasion I was dressed head to toe in black (sometimes my … [Continue reading]

Be Well: Wellness Weekend at the Woodstock Inn

Be Well - Wellness Weekend at the Woodstock Inn

Woodstock, Vermont has been my home for just a few months now. It wasn't a carefully researched, planned move, and honestly I had no idea whether it was the right decision. One thing that has made this move a positive one for me is the sense of community I've experienced in this town, and a huge part of that has been due to my job working at the … [Continue reading]

Tips on Trail Running for Beginners

Trail Running tips for Beginners - If you're thinking about trying trail running, read these essential tips for beginners at trail running first!

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 Park or Central Park was about as close to … [Continue reading]