I ran 9 miles a few weeks ago, so I had plenty of time to think during that run. Which is how I came up with this subject. There are 5 Koshas, so it fit perfectly. What is a Kosha, you ask? According to most Yoga philosophy, you have 5 bodies (some philosophy actually says … Continue reading Running through the Koshas
There were many years that I shunned the Recovery Run, then there was a period when I was running recovery runs on a regular basis. In that period I came to appreciate the Recovery Run. I'm linking up with My First 5K and More, Running With Attitude, Runs with Pugs, Zenaida and Run Laugh Eat Pie for Fit Five Friday. … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Recovery Runs
My socks stay intact, but I know a lot of runners who struggle with holey socks -- and holey running shoes, too! Knock on wood that hasn't been a problem for me so far. I got curious about what might cause this problem and any possible solutions. I'm linking up with My First 5K and … Continue reading 5 Tips to Keep Your Socks Whole!
If you want to see a new place, exploring on your own is a lot of fun, but if you want to uplevel your adventures, consider a tour (which I wrote about in this post here). I do have to add a caveat: I have not done tours during the Pandemic, and I haven't researched … Continue reading 5 Tips to Choose a Running Tour
I had an alternative title for this post: throwing it way, way back. Let me explain. I've written about my adventures with self massage (throw in dry brushing, too). Using music during the massage and my showers. I grew up singing in a choir and playing in bands/orchestras. I went to music camp. I still … Continue reading 5 Artists I’m Loving Lately
Integrating Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine I find Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) fascinating, but it's not light reading. The authors of Dynamic Balance (Amazon Affiliate) do provide insight into TCM and how it can benefit athletes in an approachable way. They go into the basics of TCM and how it can benefit you as a … Continue reading Dynamic Balance: A Mini Book Review
The word mantra is thrown around a lot for runners: pick a few mantras for your race, for instance. A mantra in the Hindu philosophy is generally a short statement in Sanskrit, given to you by a guru. Sanskrit is known to be a vibrational language, meaning that the sounds the language makes as you … Continue reading 5 Tips to Create Your Perfect Affirmation
Fast Lung Recovery Methods by an World Elite Athlete Darya Klishina's story is a light read, and yet there's a lot to take away from this relatively short, easy read. Darya shares what it was like growing up in and making her way as an elite athlete in Russia. The real point of the story, … Continue reading Breathe: A Book Review
Maybe you have a great big lovely bathroom -- lucky you! I have a relatively small, narrow bathroom. That doesn't mean I don't have a few tips up my sleeve to make that bathroom feel like time spent in a Spa. I'm linking up with My First 5K and More, Running With Attitude, Runs with Pugs, Zenaida and Run Laugh … Continue reading 5 Tips to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
Abhyanga is the Sanskrit word for self massage. It is often recommended as part of an Ayurvedic Dinacharya (daily routine). Sneha, by the way, is the Sanskrit word for oils and it also means love. So preforming self massage with oils is definitely a form of self love! I have been using oils to massage … Continue reading Is Oil the Fountain of Youth?