As a runner, I spend most of my time training in one plane of motion — what’s known as the sagittal plane — usually performing the same repetitive movement. As a result, to keep my body stabilized, improve balance, and enhance coordination I try to do cross-training workouts that use...
Whether your upcoming vacation involves hiking through the woods or getting a tan at your favorite beach, you may be thinking about putting your trainers away for the duration. If so, then read on. First things first, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I love traveling and exploring...
“Running is boring.” “Ugh, I have to go running after work!”. “I really don't want to go running today.” “I should take a day off from running, but I’ll go anyway.” If you’re a runner, chances are you’re no stranger to the above statements or others like it. Take it from someone who knows....
I remember the first time I got bloody nipples while running. It was a few years ago. After getting home from a long run on a hot day, I walked into the living room, only to find my sister looking at me with horror. I looked down and gasped upon...
I used to pride myself on wearing my running shoes down to nubs, but after incurring a few injuries that most likely stemmed from wearing worn-out trainers, I changed my ways. Nowadays I religiously replace my shoes after 500 to 600 miles. My comfort and health are more important than...
Like many runners, I spend every cold-weather season counting the days ‘til spring. Running in the cold is not my forte, so the warm weather is always a nice welcome. But now that summer is here, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to do any form of...
Despite the many years that have passed, I still remember the first time I ran outside. It was probably my second year of college, around nine years ago. I’m guessing I must have weighed around 200 pounds at that time. I wasn’t overweight by any means, but I could...
Sugar is one of the worst things we can put in our body, yet we continue to consume loads of it without a second thought. Not convinced? Try this out. Go to your kitchen, get a spoon, and swallow 30 spoonsful of sugar. That sounds insane, right? Here’s the truth. This experiment...
You’ve hit a positive groove with your running routine, and you’re feeling pretty damn good about it. Then, out of a clear blue sky, you find yourself sniffing, sneezing, and not feeling so great. Damn it, you just got a cold. Should you skip the road miles and opt for...
Yesterday I had one of my best long runs in a long time. I felt strong and in my element. Everything was spot on. Unfortunately, as soon as I got home, I felt super nauseous. Instead of enjoying my post-run ritual, I spent it doubled over the toilet, spilling...