4 Questions to Ask When You Have a Bad Workout

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 interminable slog, a … [Continue reading]

Full Body Plank Workout

A full body plank workout you can do anywhere! Great for working on your abs, posture and strength.

Nearly every single workout I do, I incorporate some form of a plank exercise. And my clients will be quick to complain  tell you that their workouts always seem to have planking involved. Why do I love the plank? It's a simple position in which you're maintaining good posture while working against gravity. Add in limb movement or weights and … [Continue reading]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Speed Workout

6 Speed Workouts for Runners. Part of a monthly workouts for runners round up from running coaches, trainers and bloggers.

A week ago a friend of mine reached out to ask me for advice on how to start building up speed in her running. She had surgery earlier this year and has been easing back into her workout routine. I gave her some general tips and then looked at my blog calendar. I wrote her back excitedly to tell her to wait a week and she'd have 6 blog posts of … [Continue reading]

High Five Friday

High Five Friday - sharing 5 good things about the week. Positivity and happiness can be contagious - let’s spread the joy by sharing what’s going right in our life!

Happy Friday! :) I don't know about you guys but I am loving getting out every day with this gorgeous summer weather. The difference in humidity between NYC and Vermont is such a change and I am doing a lot more walking and running and just hanging out outdoors. Hence my blogging has been a little light, but I know you'll forgive me.  This … [Continue reading]

Running Lessons from a 4 Year Old

Running Lessons From a 4 Year Old - sometimes we need a kid to remind us of the joy we can find in running.

Last week, I was home one day with both boys and decided we needed to get out for an explore. Our go-to is to wander down by the river and find some paths to traipse along by the water. But I wanted to do something different, so I suggested going to the cross country ski trails a mile or so away and taking a walk where Mama likes to go … [Continue reading]

Wall Sit Workout

Try this wall sit workout as a challenge at the end of your next run or strength training session.

Wall sits are an exercise I know I'll get eye rolls (at best) from clients when they find out they're included in their session. While they seem like an exercise in just making you question your trainer's sadistic streak, wall sits are actually a great way to build strength in your quads, glutes and calves.  Next time you're looking … [Continue reading]

Would You Rather Running Survey

Would you rather - a running survey.

There's something about the week following a long weekend that encourages slacking. So in that spirit, I put together a little 'would you rather' running survey. Leave your answers in the comments if you'd like to play along! Would you rather.... Run in subzero temperatures, or hot and humid? This is too easy. Subzero in a heartbeat. After the … [Continue reading]

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.   Now, imagine … [Continue reading]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Hill Running Workouts

6 Hill Running Workouts. Part of a monthyl workouts for runners round up from running coaches, trainers and bloggers.

I have a complicated relationship with hills. My training for the Vermont City Marathon this year involved plenty of hills. I was determined to attack the long climb at mile 15 as prepared as I could be. And sometimes my mental state made them harder than they should have been. We all know how the hill in VCM worked out for me, after all that … [Continue reading]

4 Ways Running is Like Life

4 Ways Running is Like Life. You get out of running what you put in. There are definite parallels to running and life in this article.

There's a reason runners keep running despite the crappy runs, the terrible races, the times when non-runners listen to us talk and think (or say), "Why do you love running, again?" It's because for every crappy run, there are five great ones. For every terrible race there is one magic event where all your starts align and you just kill it. Because … [Continue reading]