30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge

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Starting a new year is always a good time to reevaluate your physical and spiritual self. I thought I would create a challenge to address both of those needs. This isn’t a weight-loss challenge, but chances are you will lose some weight, both physical and emotional weight. During the challenge, you will find that by dumping the emotional “weight” you will allow yourself to dump the physical weight.  

30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge

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Want to start running as a moving mediation, but don’t know where to start? Here are my top recommendations to get you started!

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You see all your friends posting about all the 5ks, 10ks, and marathons they are running and want to get in to see what all the fuss is about? However, sometimes starting a new running program can be very overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. I know I had no idea what to do and ended up running in cotton socks for years (#1 rule of running: “cotton is rotton”) which caused bloody blisters on my feet. It ...

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Gluteus Medius: Small Muscle with a Big Purpose

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The Gluteus Medius (often called Glute Med for short) is small muscle, but serves a big purpose. It is often an overlooked muscle while strength training. Runners (or anyone for that matter) are often lacking strength in this muscle which can lead to a numbers of problems long term. Personally, my weak left Gluteus Medius is a constant battle. It has caused my Iliotibial Band pain off and on since ...

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Running: A Moving Meditation

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When you hear “meditate”, what do you think of? Monks sitting around in a room chanting “OM”? Yogis sitting twisted up like pretzels?

Several months ago I went to a group meditation at a local center. I assumed someone would be leading a guided meditation. Boy, was I wrong. I sat down and the meditation leader said, “Alright 40 minute meditation ...

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Learning to listen to your body

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I was so very excited this fall as I had 3 marathons slated and would be qualified to get into the “Marathon Maniacs” club. I knew it would be tough to stay focused, but I had the determination. Going into Chicago Marathon on October 11, I actually felt more fresh than the Air Force Marathon, just 3 weeks earlier. However, recovering from that race and the stress of the new puppy has taken a toll on my body. I have recently ...

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Running: What’s a Chakra got to do with it?- Intro

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This is the first of a series of posts called “Running: What’s a Chakra got to do with it?”. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed writing them. It’s truly my passion- blending my Reiki, meditation, and running all together.

You run & feel really ...

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Pace Teams: why I say to run without them

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I finished Air Force Marathon feeling a bit dissappointed that I had an off day. I was determind that Chicago would be different. I planned out where I would be hydrating and taking nutrition. I decided I wouldn’t walk the stops as I did in Dayton. I was a woman on a mission. I have been pretty vocal in my facebook groups about why I dislike pace teams. They cause you to ignore your body and can ruin a ...

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You found the perfect running partner, now what?

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You’ve always dreamt of running the “the one”. You know, the one perfect running partner to train with, at the exact same pace, likes the same things, knows just when you need a pep talks and wants to run the exact same races you do? Sounds to good to be true, huh? Then one day, it happens. It like love at first run…you run the same pace, you have so much to talk about, and even like the same music! This ...

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