It’s time for another Wordless Wednesday linkup here at Running with the Sunrise! Add your link below, even if it’s from an old post!
The linkup: Continue reading
Hello, lovely readers! If you remember, last month I gave away some Foot Rubz for those of you whose feet needed some extra love. This month I’ve decided to give away a set of cork yoga blocks.
First Monday of March! It’s a new month, full of potential. What are you going to do with your month? Have any big goals in mind already?
Today I’m motivated by all the success I had in February, especially meeting all of the goals I had last month for Running with the Sunrise. Thank you so much to all of you, my readers, for helping me make RWTS more successful each month! I’m hoping March goes just as well as February did.
My motivational quote for the week: Continue reading
Why does it always seem like February flies by way too quickly? I feel like I had a pretty good February and I’m looking forward to what March will bring! Here’s what I was up to during the last week of February:
My yoga goal for last week: Make it to two yoga classes at the studio, practice at home twice.
What happened: I did make it to the studio this morning for a class and I did a little at-home yoga during the week. Making it to the studio has been tough with my work schedule. Any suggestions for great videos or yoga podcasts to do at home are welcome! I’ve found some I like but it’s nice to mix things up. Continue reading
I love eating a hearty, healthy breakfast—it’s the perfect way to start out each and every day. I really love adding overnight oats to my breakfast routine because of how simple and easy they are to make. Oatmeal really fills you up and sticks with you for the entire morning, which is great if you have a busy schedule like I do and don’t have time to stop to eat again until lunch. Steel cut oats are really healthy for you but take forever to cook, which is why overnight oats are so awesome. No cooking needed and they’re ready for you to eat right when you wake up!
Happy Friday to you, my lovely readers! And happy last Friday of February! Hopefully things will start warming up in Chicagoland soon, and for those of you in other parts of the country and world. (Except for you folks enjoying summer in the Southern hemisphere.) As I do every week, I’m linking up with Clare, Katie, and Heather to share the top five things I’m loving this week, as well as some articles that I enjoyed reading.
So you’ve decided that you want to try yoga. You head to the yoga aisle at Target or start looking up yoga products on Amazon and immediately you’re overwhelmed with the amount of yoga “stuff” available. What do you really need and what can you do without? Where should you splurge and where can you get away with a cheaper item? Today’s post is all about my must-haves for new yogis —what you really do and don’t need to start practicing yoga.
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Absolute must: a mat. Continue reading
If you read my Weekly Workouts post last Sunday, you know that I’m throwing around the idea of signing up for the Soldier Field 10 Mile race in May. The race is about 12 weeks away, so I wanted to throw together a basic training plan to use as a baseline for the minimum amount of training I think I’ll need. Then I thought, heck, I’m a certified running coach, I should throw my 10 mile race training plan up on the blog so I can share it with everyone!
I designed this training plan as a basic training plan for anyone wanting to train for a 10 mile race, primarily aimed at beginners. The assumption here is that you’ve worked up to running, walking, or run/walking a 5K and will be able to work through a 3.5 mile long run the first week. If you’re not there yet, just take a few weeks to build up your base and work up to that 5K distance. Continue reading
I know that there are some of you who can run a marathon in under four hours like it’s nothing. Then there are the rest of us who dream of finishing those 26.2 miles in four hours or less. I’ve never been naturally athletic, so breaking the four hour mark was a really big deal for me. I put in a lot of work and made some mistakes along the way, but I was eventually able to meet my marathon time goal. Are you hoping to run a sub-4 hour marathon? Here I’m compiling the biggest things that I did that helped me along my journey.
Faster runners: do you have any tips to add?
Do you train to meet time goals?
Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you’re ready to make the most of your last week of February! I found a quote that I loved that I decided to make into this week’s poster: