High Five Friday

High Five Friday - Sharing some positive vibes and great reads from the week.

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 club I work at, trying classes, swimming and playing tennis. She also did some … [Continue reading]

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You…

5 reasons why the mantra, 'Do one thing every day that scares you,' is so important when it comes to working out. Switch up your exercise for results!

Do one thing every day that scares you. I've read or heard this so many times (as has anyone who's ever gone home clutching a Lululemon shopping bag) and sort of vaguely thought, "Yup, good advice." But like all advice I think sounds like a good idea without actually thinking too hard about, when I do pay attention, I find myself thinking, … [Continue reading]

Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2017

Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2017. This race is the prettiest course in New England, and the highlight of my year for running. Find out why it sells out within minutes every year.

What a gorgeous morning for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon! Our weather has been all over the place recently and there's definitely been a lot of rain in the past couple of weeks, so it was a lovely surprise to a have a cool morning that became a warm, sunny day as the race went on. I had no expectations for this race. I think I … [Continue reading]

High Five Friday

High Five Friday - Sharing some positive vibes and great reads from the week.

It's Friday, I'm happy, and I hope you are too! Shout out to the lovely Allie who is racing an Olympic distance tri this weekend! Time to catch you up on what's been going on this week with a High Five Friday. Check out the HFF brainchild Angela's blog for more great reads and links from the week. FIVE FROM INSTAGRAM Are you following me on … [Continue reading]

Bedtime Stretch Routine to Help You Sleep

Try this evening stretch workout next time you need some help to get to sleep. This is a great routine for relaxation at night!

When you stretch, you're signaling to your muscles, "Okay, we're done here. No need for the heavy lifting anymore, it's time to wind down." This is why I always tell clients to warm up using cardio and self-myofascial release like foam rolling, rather than doing static stretching before working out. (Here are 6 dynamic warm up workouts you can try … [Continue reading]

Run It – Hydration tips and tricks for runners

Hydration tips and tricks for runners - from running coaches and bloggers. These experienced runners share their best hydration tips for runners so you can run comfortably all summer long.

As we approach the summer months, it's good timing for the Run It series bloggers to be sharing hydration tips and tricks for runners. Hydration for runners is a topic that's important in all weather and all seasons, though, and it can be tricky to get the balance right between under- and over-hydrating. We've got you covered with tips on … [Continue reading]

High Five Friday – Big News!

High Five Friday - Big News! Kicking off the weekend with great reads and fun news from the week. We all need a little positivity in our life!

Happy almost weekend! This week finally, finally saw Vermont getting some summer preview temperatures and I was pretty happy about that! Given I've been out running in long sleeves up until recently, I'm more than ready for shorts and tank top weather. I have lots of fun news to share with you, so I figured it was time to link up with Angela for … [Continue reading]

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 love using (and hopefully hear what apps help … [Continue reading]

After 17 Years, I Am an American

After 17 Years, I Am an American

On Wednesday, I became a US citizen. I haven't mentioned it on the blog, first because it's been on the calendar since the beginning of February, so it had assumed a "way in the future" feeling for me. Second, because until I was in the ceremony, reciting the Oath of Allegiance, I was kind of apprehensive that something would happen to screw it up … [Continue reading]

Breaking Records – How Running Inspires Life

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 of wine and watching or reading something until I finally … [Continue reading]