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T³ #009: Underdress So You Don’t Overheat

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… With the colder weather approaching rapidly, adding hats, gloves, jackets, and scarves to your outfit is a necessity to stay warm battling the elements. Bunding up all nice and toasty is great for driving, running errands, or playing in the snow; you should NEVER be too old to make… Continue reading T³ #009: Underdress So You Don’t Overheat

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T³ #007: Scan & Plan!

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… Especially this time of the year, being surrounded by beautiful Fall weather can be such a pretty sight. The colors of the leaves so diverse, crunching underneath your feet. Many animals are scurrying to prepare for colder months. And you are bundling yourself up with a couple extra layers… Continue reading T³ #007: Scan & Plan!

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T³ #005: Dehydration and Distance Don’t Mix

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... When taking a day hike, walk, or run in the woods, it is extremely important to pack enough water for your journey. If it is a short journey, such as a sub-5k run, or a leisurely walk, you might be fine without any water to travel with at all.… Continue reading T³ #005: Dehydration and Distance Don’t Mix

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Immediate Takeaways from the Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon

Yesterday I embarked on my first (competitive) half marathon through the trails. Before I go over what I reflected on first, if you have been a part of a race, it is a totally different feeling than going out at your usual pace. For starters, the people around you definitely influence your feet to move a… Continue reading Immediate Takeaways from the Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon

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Live Better Every Day with These 5 Simple Habits

Mindless: Marked by or displaying no use of the powers of the intellect; Requiring little attention or thought; Not intellectually challenging or stimulating. Engaging in mindless behaviors are what cause us to feel stuck when the shit hits the fan in life. Out of the blue with no warning, the slap of reality shows you what… Continue reading Live Better Every Day with These 5 Simple Habits

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Do You Want to Live Longer? Then Take the Reins on Regulating Your Cortisol

What is Cortisol Cortisol is a hormone created by the adrenal glands in your kidneys, then released into the bloodstream. Just like testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, melatonin, and DHEA, your body like to keep the balance of each hormone under its control, and does not like big shifts in change. "Almost every cell contains receptors for cortisol… Continue reading Do You Want to Live Longer? Then Take the Reins on Regulating Your Cortisol

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T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... You are consistently faced with the decision to just stop. What is the purpose of busting your ass and putting so much intense stress on the body? It is so much easier to stop and walk, or not even go out in the first place. There can be a… Continue reading T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

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T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

This Week, On Trail Tip Thursday... Learning and controlling how to pace yourself can be one of the tougher aspects of running. It takes time to feel what running speed feels right for you when looking to avoid gasping for air like a fish out of water (that lunge on fire feeling isn't too fun).… Continue reading T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

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Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

Welcome! If this is your first visit to Mindful Trailrunner, I would like to extend gratitude for wanting to see and hear what I have to say. I get it, you might be thinking, "what the heck is trail running?" and at first, I said the same exact thing! Trail Running has one major difference compared… Continue reading Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

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Restore Mental Energy by Connecting to the Environment

  My Mind Feels Like Mush I'm sure you've experienced the feelings of your concentration and clear cut focus can disappear. Or even after a few cups of extra coffee to 're-boot', the feelings of mental fatigue cause you to be spaced out, disconnected, or even unproductive. Those feelings of Mental Fatigue can be combated… Continue reading Restore Mental Energy by Connecting to the Environment