I am consistently humbled when surrounded by the raw, untouched, natural environment. The gentle sway of trees, limbs, and greenery. Within the silent backdrop, the only sounds heard are from soft crunches beneath your feet and the gentle whistle of the wind. When the warmth of the sun touches your skin, there is an instantaneous feeling of… Continue reading Why Do I Run Where Others Will Not?
March 14, 2017 - An incredible winter snowstorm in my state of New York forced our region, and many others, to entirely shut down. No driving or traveling, businesses shut down, and nothing but heavy snowfall for tens of hours to come. As much as I love kicking my feet up in front of the… Continue reading A State of Emergency is Merely a Recommendation: Move!
What if I told you that stretching and mobility is not the best way to improve shoulder health; would you believe me? At the same time, neither is excessive strengthening or doing handstands every day. Since the shoulder can be so powerful, yet fragile, it goes a bit deeper than your usual strengthen-&-stretch routine in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)
The most important part of the workout is the one most often skipped! It can feel like pulling teeth if it is too slow of a pace, or not preparing you for the what lies ahead in your training session. Yet, without a warm-up, the chances of injury skyrocket, performance potential decreases, overall preparedness for… Continue reading 14 Bodyweight Movements to Spice Up Your Warm-Ups
Sometimes the best training sessions are the ones that weren't planned. Preparing with a direct warm-up, focus, and program can be brain-tiring & energy consuming, sometimes even taking the excitement out of a solid workout (maxed out brain = can't focus on movement). That's why the fitness community is so great, we love to share!… Continue reading 6 of my Favorite High Reward, Yet Ass-Kicking Workouts
https://flic.kr/p/QQYvgp Do you ever experience outer knee or hip pain from running? One common cause can be from your adductor muscles - or the weakness of them. Repetitive gait movement such as walking, running or biking requires those muscles on the inner portion of your thigh and groin to stabilize your pelvis and knee. When… Continue reading Adductor Strengthening Exercises for Runners – Decrease Hip Pain, Improve Performance & Muscular Balance
2018 is in full effect, and with that, the steam from starting your New Years Resolution goals are ready for another boost of motivation and vigor. By definition, a resolution is, "A FIRM DECISION TO DO OR NOT DO SOMETHING; THE ACTION OF SOLVING A PROBLEM, DISPUTE, OR CONTENTIOUS MATTER". Eating healthier, starting to exercise,… Continue reading Why is it So Hard to Lose Weight During the Winter? (Your Genetics are Guilty)
This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… After a short break for the holidays, welcome back to this weeks T³! I hope after last week, you made the inexpensive yet powerful investment in a foam roller to prepare your body for a run or training session. Or maybe you have used one to speed up recovery… Continue reading T³ #012: Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail (Not Anymore!)
This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… I’m highly confident your body would be a perfect, well-oiled machine if you could afford a massage every single week. But let’s be real, you need a way to massage your sore and achy muscles on your own time. Foam Rolling allows you to do that. I love to… Continue reading T³ #011: When in Doubt, Roll it Out
This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… Wouldn't it be great if you had a photographic memory? I'm sure someone you know is able to see and remember some of the craziest facts and moments; if only we could do that with highly important information, right? We are overloaded by information on a daily basis. Think… Continue reading T³ #010: Re-Download What You Read