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  • why runners should love yoga
    Top 5 Reasons Why Runners Should Love Yoga
    March 24, 2016 by
    Would you like to know how I run without getting any major injuries? Yup, you guessed it … Yoga With the exception of a pulled hamstring in 2012, I haven’t suffered any injuries in the 15 years since I started running that have caused me to stop running. Knock on wood. I wholeheartedly believe the primary reason for this is because I practice yoga. In fact, the pulled hamstring I did get came when I...
  • How to Choose the Right Running Shoe for You
    How to Choose the Right Running Shoe for You
    March 10, 2016 by
    If you’ve started running recently, you may be wondering how to choose the right running shoe for you. A lot of people ask me what shoe they should buy. It’s a great question. The right running shoe can make your run more enjoyable, and more importantly, help prevent injury. Which Shoe is For You? When I started running, many moons ago, I used the running shoes I had in my closet. They...
  • Greatest Things about Being a Runner
    The Top 10 Greatest Things About Being a Runner
    March 3, 2016 by
    As someone who has been running for over 15 years, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, people often ask why I love running as much as I do. Inquiring minds want to know, what’s so great about running? And what keeps me motivated to run day after day? Running is transformative. There are so many reasons to love it, I couldn’t nail it down to just one, so I wrote...
  • 5 Things Death Taught Me About Life
    5 Things Death Taught Me About Life
    February 25, 2016 by
    I went to a funeral on Tuesday. My sister-in-law’s father passed away. He was 68, which is still relatively young. Especially since until last Thanksgiving, when he became ill, we all thought he was healthy and strong. I wasn’t very close to him, but I know he was a good man. The funeral was about 200 miles away in a small town in South Texas. The plan was to drive out...
  • secrets for a happier you
    5 Simple Secrets for a Happier You
    February 18, 2016 by
    I’m turning 45 next month. There was a time when I thought 45 was old. Like, ancient. It’s funny how that changes when you become the age you once thought was old. I don’t feel old, I feel young. I am young. In a lot of ways, I feel like I’m the same person I was when I was 25. Well, mostly. Like a lot of people in their mid-twenties, I...
  • Tips to help make running easier
    5 Quick Tips to Help Make Running Easier
    February 11, 2016 by
    I’m reading a book called Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin. It’s a great book about how to form better habits. What sets it apart from other books I’ve read on this topic is that Rubin digs into what actually motivates us to do what we do. And, as it turns out, we’re all motivated by different things. What is motivating for me, can actually be demotivating for someone else. That’s...