Motivation can be hard to come by in the North during Winter. Motivating yourself out the door when the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and often it's bitterly cold. Then there's all the layers -- you just feel weighed down. Or is it just me? The things that normally motivate me in Winter … Continue reading What will keep you moving in 2021?
I Tried It: Peloton Road to the 5k
Straight from the Peloton Website: Run a 5k you're proud of with this six-week training program designed for first-time racers or those getting back into racing. So did I? The Program It's a six week course, with usually five workouts per week -- although some weeks have an extra workout. Week 1: Runs ranging from … Continue reading I Tried It: Peloton Road to the 5k
Review: Clever Fox Planner
I am methodical and love to plan. Small wonder that I also love a planner. I've been searching for the right one. The Clever Fox Planner (Amazon Affiliate link here) checked a lot of boxes for me. But would I buy it again? Will it work for you? I started this post in March. Well, … Continue reading Review: Clever Fox Planner
I tried it: Zensah running gaiter & mask
It seems forever ago that I bought this copper infused mask and gaiter from Zensah. They're made from a relatively heavy cloth material, which actually feels quite nice when it's cold out. The heavy material was the reason I hadn't tried them until now. The Gaiter As a gaiter, it's great. As I said, it's … Continue reading I tried it: Zensah running gaiter & mask
Recovery Hot Chocolate
I actually do drink hot chocolate year round. Hello, Chocolaterunsjudy! It definitely hits the spot even more when it's colder out. Some like it hot, what can I say? Fairytales and Fitness What makes hot chocolate a recovery drink? Protein, of course! I get mine from Vital Proteins, which you can buy on Amazon here … Continue reading Recovery Hot Chocolate
I Started It: a 40 Day Kriya
Kriya is a Sanskrit term. Essentially it's a set of exercises to help move energy throughout the body. Although there is some resemblance to "normal" Yoga asana, it's quite different too. Fairytales and Fitness I am definitely no expert in either Kriyas or Kundalini Yoga, which is the type of Yoga Kriyas are often associated with. … Continue reading I Started It: a 40 Day Kriya
Playing Cards for Running
Did you know that there are card decks for all sorts of topics? Yes, I have a few different card decks for Yoga. I have a couple for positive affirmations. Imagine my surprise, though, when I went looking for running card decks and came up empty. Fairytales and Fitness So I decided to just make … Continue reading Playing Cards for Running
Finding Good Even in Pandemics
We can all agree that 2020 has been "interesting", right? And by interesting I mean the gift that keeps on giving -- not in a good way. Or is it? Of course there is just so much about 2020 to hatedislike, to want to move past, to want to forget. I often spend time thinking … Continue reading Finding Good Even in Pandemics
4 Running Masks . . .
. . . I Haven't Run In I do wear masks: I wear them when I go grocery shopping or take Lola to the vet (even though I don't actually go in with her). I wear a mask when I visit my mom (even though we're outside at either end of a bench). I wear … Continue reading 4 Running Masks . . .
Keeping the girls cozy
I Tried It: Wool Bras I have sung the praises of the Skirt Sports Wonder Wool line many times (get yours here). I seriously just love it so much. The skirt with attached leggings are great for in between weather (about 30-40), and the tops are all I run in in the Winter these days. … Continue reading Keeping the girls cozy