Hey guys! I know I am late on this training recap, but things have been a little crazy around here. We’ve had a few major ups and downs, and I have been feeling a little emotionally drained. Regardless, I have still been training and running has been going well. I had a fantastic long runContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 2”
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Make Sensations, Not Shapes
I am oddly flexible for a runner. I can get my palms to the ground without bending my knees, do a full splits, and I have a pretty fantastic backbend. So, it probably does not surprise you that when I talk to runners about yoga, the first thing I hear is that they are notContinue reading “Make Sensations, Not Shapes”
The Friday 5: My 5 Favorite Balancing Poses
Hey everyone! For today’s Friday Five I am going to talk about my five favorite leg strengtheners. This post was inspired by Judy’s post on the importance of single leg stability. It’s super important for runners to have strong legs, but also have stabilizing muscles in our legs for balance. So these five yoga posturesContinue reading “The Friday 5: My 5 Favorite Balancing Poses”
Short Core Sequence for Runners (and everyone else too)!
Core work is usually everyone’s least favorite exercise to do. In yoga classes, I rarely get suggestions for it, and when I do sequences with a lot of core exercises, usually everyone complains or makes some pretty mean-looking faces. Even though people don’t like it… it’s still important to do. In fact, I think theContinue reading “Short Core Sequence for Runners (and everyone else too)!”
The Friday Five: Five Yoga Poses for Runners
Before I get into the nitty-gritty of this post, I want to do a shout out to my mom. Today is her birthday! She’s pretty awesome, and is a yoga teacher, too! I’ll be heading home in two weeks to celebrate with her. Thanks to Mar on the Run, Eat Pray Run DC, and YouContinue reading “The Friday Five: Five Yoga Poses for Runners”
Colfax Training Week 1: Strong Start
I finished my first week of training for the Colfax Marathon, and things went great, despite the rather frigid temperatures and icy conditions. I took it slow, but getting back to higher mileage feels good. A few of my friends in Manhattan have been training with me and holding me accountable to my mileage asContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 1: Strong Start”
Pose of the Month: Some deep hip opening!
So, I kinda fell off the bandwagon in April for Pose of the Month. I figured in celebration of my marathon training, I would start it up again. I picked out a pose for May that I think everyone could benefit from. I have been plagued with unbelievably tight hips. This can lead to painContinue reading “Pose of the Month: Some deep hip opening!”