How Yoga is Making Me a Better Runner

Dee Dee is a New York based freelance writer, fitness enthusiast, and bibliophile. We've know each other for about 25 years, and I'm so grateful she volunteered to guest post this week! Read on to see how she developed a yoga practice after running her first marathon. Then go follow her on Twitter @cityofdeedee. First... Continue Reading →

My C25K Journey – Weeks 7 & 8

Wow! I've been MIA for over two months, and I'm sorry. Happy Homeowners!!!We just bought our first house, and while it might not be the best excuse, I've been extremely busy packing, unpacking, painting, and the like, and haven't had one moment to catch you up on my C25K progress. So here we go. I finished... Continue Reading →

My C25K Journey – Week 6

Week 6 encroached a bit on week 7, but for a good reason: I got married!!! I took a few days off to plan, celebrate, and enjoy the time with my new HUSBAND! I seriously couldn't be happier. And, oh yeah, I only have two weeks left in the program. 30 minutes a day, 3... Continue Reading →

My C25K Journey – Week 5

I'm in the home stretch - just three weeks left! 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, 8 weeks total Week 5 Routine Start with a 5-minute warmup. Varied 5-20 minute jogs. Finally, savor a 5-minute cooldown. Last week I ran Wednesday at home after work, and Thursday and Friday at the gym on my... Continue Reading →

My C25K Journey – Week 4

I made it to the halfway point! Never in a million years did I think I would be running three times a week and actually enjoying it. 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, 8 weeks total Week 4 Routine Start with a 5-minute warmup. Jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog for... Continue Reading →

Week 3 is officially over! Even though I created a kick-ass playlist, I’ve found myself running in silence and really relishing the me time. I must admit that I enjoy running. 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, 8 weeks total Week 3 Routine Start with a 5-minute warmup. Jog for 90 seconds, walk... Continue Reading →

My C25K Journey – Week 2

This week I succumbed to a little indulging on Pinterest. Running socks? I need them. Wireless headphones? I need them too. Hydration Sleeve? Oh, I definitely need that! Fortunately, for my wallet, those “needs” passed very quickly. I have to admit that I’m proud of myself for sticking with this for two full weeks. Jogging... Continue Reading →

On a roll!

I first came across foam rolling on Pinterest when I was looking for a way to relieve my sore muscles. Once a little pain sets in, it can put a HUGE damper on motivation, and it’s easy to forego workouts altogether. In one respect, soreness means you’re doing something right. Too much, however, could indicate dehydration or... Continue Reading →

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