Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, being on the road tends to throw off the workout routines of even the most motivated fitness junkies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not an exercise addict, and I have nothing against taking a few days off—you likely won’t see a drastic drop...
I’ve always wanted to become a morning runner, but as far as I remember, I’ve never been a “morning person.” In fact, throughout my whole adult life, I’d always struggled to go to bed before midnight. I would tell myself that I’ll wake up with enough time to go for...
What I love most about running is the sense of freedom that comes with. The freedom to exercise wherever, whenever I want. I can run on just about any surface, anywhere in the world, and at any time you choose. That said, when it comes to training terrains, not all...
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...