It sounds crazy, right? How could running help build your intuition? When you hear “intuition” you usually envision tarot cards, psychics, and ouija boards. However, it is through running, which I have learned to develop my intuition.
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What is the Spiritual Side of Running?
It’s noticing the messages of spirit/god/or whatever you call your higher power. This may be an animal you see, tripping on a branch, or a sudden burst of insight. I believe these are not coincidences, but messages from God/The Universe.
What is “God/higher power/the universe”?
To me, God ...Continue Reading →
Are all your friends are posting about all the 5ks, 10ks, & marathons on instagram and your wondering what the fuss is about? Have you always wanted to start running, but have no idea what you may need? Sometimes starting a new running program can be very overwhelming. It’s intimidating.
“What kind of shoes should I get?”
“Do I need special clothes?”
“Do I need an expensive running watch?”
Here are my top 6 recommendations to get you started running in no time!
- Keep it ...
How often do you see repeating numbers or animals? Perhaps you think nothing of it or label it a mere coincidence. I am here to tell you, it is so much more. Often, God/spirit/universe will use these tools to communicate messages to us.
Since I run outside, I often see animals during my training runs. Instead of brushing it off, as a mere coincidence., I take note. There will be weeks that go ...Continue Reading →
Have you ever watched the movie Cars? There is a part in the movie where Doc Hudson tells Lightning McQueen he must go left to go right. I always thought that was a genius lesson in the movie. Sometimes we have to do something that seems so illogical, but really will get us to our goal in the long run. Heart rate based run training reminds me of this very lesson.
You must slow down to speed up. In ...Continue Reading →
Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?
I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training.
Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run scheduled and would check a box. ...Continue Reading →
You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?”
Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be an inefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole host of problems from shin splints, to knee, IT band, and hip ...Continue Reading →
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I was selected as a nuun ambassador for 2017! I have been using their products since I started my marathon running in 2009 and I am proud to represent them.
However, I noticed an interesting thought pattern happen when I received the selection email. It’s interesting how sometimes when I am chosen for something or attain a goal, I notice self-limiting beliefs run through my head. Continue Reading →
If you have ever tried heart rate training, you may know that it is the most humbling, ego-less type of run training there is. It can be extremely mental.
If you haven’t, let me put it into perspective. My PR for a 5K is about 25 minutes. That was a recent PR and I could still likely run that if I got out there and pushed. Prior heart rate training, my long training runs were at around a 10:30 min/mi. Not anything speedy, but I ...Continue Reading →
Often, while I am out on a long training run, I reflect on things for which I am grateful. I always seem to think of how I started endurance running.
I feel such gratitude it is overwhelming. I thought I would share my story and hope you share yours, as well!
It was 2000, I just finished up my freshman year of college and was in a pretty crappy state of health. I had gained 20 lbs due to a recent ...Continue Reading →