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?
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
-- Fuel your body without having to digest food, meaning more energy for your legs
-- Improve performance without drugs (or superpowers) &
-- Enjoy the run 10x more because you can smile and breathe easily instead of scouring and sucking wind through a straw
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!
You know that feeling when Your body feels like 'blah'? (I know, super scientific with that description) But seriously, your neck, back, hips, and legs either feel like Jell-O, or a 1,000-pound block of cement when trying to get up-and-out of bed. Not before long you shake those feelings out, but lone behold, by the… Continue reading Stop Feeling Crappy and Start Drinking Your Water
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
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
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
It's Not Your Fault Some of the hardest habits to change are the ones we barely recognize we do. Even more than that, they are the ones we have no intention of changing them because "there is nothing wrong, why would I?". The best way to maintain building the best version of yourself is to… Continue reading The Most Powerful Approach to Fight Fat You Need to Know
Don't Let this abnormally warm weather fool you. Fall is among us. The temperature is dropping, meaning the change of seasons is about to be among us! Over the past hundreds of years as our ability to encounter foods developed, we became accustomed to utilizing the food available at certain times of the year. Our… Continue reading Fall is Upon Us; Here’s Why Your Shopping Plan Should Change With The Seasons