While at the Chicago Marathon Expo, I stopped at the booth Orig3n and learned about their cell repository and DNA testing services offered. They have 3 product lines: Lifecapsule, Lifeprofile, and Lifesystems. The service that I was really interested in was the Fitcode, which is under ...Continue Reading →
Want to start heart rate training, but don’t know where to start? Here a some tips to get you started:
It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to heart rate training. What zone do I need to be in? What’s the best way to monitor my heart rate while I’m running? Here are my tips on getting started heart rate training!
- Invest in a heart rate monitor (at the very least). Notice I did not say, “a garmin” or “an apple watch”. You don’t need anything fancy. All you need to monitor is where your heart rate is ...
Perception: How Making Little Shifts, Can Make a Big Impact
The other night I was watching a show called “Brain Games”. Have you watched it? It’s all about perception. In this episode they were displaying images of how shadowing changed the way we interpreted the color of the objects. It really caused me to reflect on just how much that can apply not just to pictures, but to situations in our everyday life. How many times have we been in a situation and thought “if so and so only knew where ...Continue Reading →
30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge
Starting a new year is always a good time to reevaluate your physical and spiritual self. I thought I would create a challenge to address both of those needs. This isn’t a weight-loss challenge, but chances are you will lose some weight, both physical and emotional weight. During the challenge, you will find that by dumping the emotional “weight” you will allow yourself to dump the physical weight.Continue Reading →
Want to start running as a moving mediation, but don’t know where to start? Here are my top recommendations to get you started!
You see all your friends posting about all the 5ks, 10ks, and marathons they are running and want to get in to see what all the fuss is about? However, sometimes starting a new running program can be very overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. I know I had no idea what to do and ended up running in cotton socks for years (#1 rule of running: “cotton is rotton”) which caused bloody blisters on my feet. It ...Continue Reading →
Just Because You Can’t See The Path You’re On, Doesn’t Mean You’re On The Wrong One
I think back to when I started running and would have never have guessed where I would be with it now. The thought of running a marathon used to scare me to death. If someone would have sat me down in 1998 and given me the training for the next 15 years, I would have thrown ...Continue Reading →
Gluteus Medius: Small Muscle with a Big Purpose
The Gluteus Medius (often called Glute Med for short) is small muscle, but serves a big purpose. It is often an overlooked muscle while strength training. Runners (or anyone for that matter) are often lacking strength in this muscle which can lead to a numbers of problems long term. Personally, my weak left Gluteus Medius is a constant battle. It has caused my Iliotibial Band pain off and on since ...Continue Reading →
Running: A Moving Meditation
When you hear “meditate”, what do you think of? Monks sitting around in a room chanting “OM”? Yogis sitting twisted up like pretzels?
Several months ago I went to a group meditation at a local center. I assumed someone would be leading a guided meditation. Boy, was I wrong. I sat down and the meditation leader said, “Alright 40 minute meditation ...Continue Reading →
Learning to listen to your body
I was so very excited this fall as I had 3 marathons slated and would be qualified to get into the “Marathon Maniacs” club. I knew it would be tough to stay focused, but I had the determination. Going into Chicago Marathon on October 11, I actually felt more fresh than the Air Force Marathon, just 3 weeks earlier. However, recovering from that race and the stress of the new puppy has taken a toll on my body. I have recently ...Continue Reading →
Running: What’s a Chakra got to do with it?- Intro
This is the first of a series of posts called “Running: What’s a Chakra got to do with it?”. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed writing them. It’s truly my passion- blending my Reiki, meditation, and running all together.
You run & feel really ...Continue Reading →