I am the person who gained weight training for my first half marathon, which is ironic, considering that part of why I started to run was that I though it would be helpful with those last few pounds -- only to have it pile on even more pounds -- in the beginning. Of course I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Rethink Fuel
. . . that you speak of?I have to admit that sometimes I wonder what it would be like to just roll out of my bed and do a half marathon. Would you believe I never have? The longest race I've ever done at home is a 15k. I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from … Continue reading What is this rolling out of bed . . .
It's not always easy being a runner who uses run/walk intervals. I seriously can't find people to run with. because most runners just loathe run/walk. There are times where I wonder if I really still need to "run" that way. I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy and thinking … Continue reading Just Run? Run/Walk? Walk breaks?
Do you find it entertaining that sometimes you dread the longer runs, and yet those longer runs (or harder runs) make you feel bada$$ -- or like Wonder Woman? I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy and thinking out loud about why I love to train -- and don't. … Continue reading Does running make you feel like Wonder Woman?
. . . When You Start Running Runners will tell you how great it feels. They'll tell you the great people you'll meet. They'll tell you how wonderful it feels to train for and complete a race. Runners don't usually give new runners the whole picture though! I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales … Continue reading 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Running . . .
It happens to all runners: one day you have the most incredible long run, and it seems like the next day an easy run half the distance is kicking your booty. I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy to share with you ways to come back stronger from a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Rebound from a Bad Run
You might be a runner if . . . This post was inspired by Laurie @ Meditations in Motion's post on Are You Really a Runner? (read it here). Maybe you can even read this post in five minutes (or perhaps a bit more) -- and get a few laughs along the way, too. I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Know You’re a Runner
And now you'll just have to meditate to get rid of that nice little ear worm, right? I could go into all the ways meditation can benefit you, but then this wouldn't be readable in five minutes. Who am I kidding, it still won't be -- but I'm trying! I have been meditating almost daily … Continue reading 5 Ways to get your OM on
Crocheting? Running? Has CRJ gone off the deep bend? Well, that may be debatable, but sometimes it's good to have a little fun with your running -- and your blog. My mind is a strange place that likes to come up with analogies. Think crocheting and knitting have nothing to do with running? Despite the … Continue reading 5 Ways Running is Like Crocheting
Since I've been fighting a virus, my thoughts turned to foods that can worsen or help illnesses lately. Last week I talked about foods that tend to cause inflammation in the body (read about it here) and why you might want to avoid them when you're under the weather. This week I want to talk … Continue reading 5 Foods that fight inflammation