Monthly Archives: December 2014

Plan your spring marathon

Whew. The holidays are finally drawing to a close. While I love all the sparkles and festivities that November and December bring, I’m pretty sure my balanced diet of eggnog and cookies was not sustainable. (Can you sweat eggnog? I … Continue reading

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Resistance Band Workout with Heidi Parr

New to resistance band workouts? You can get bands at stores like Target, Walmart, and Dicks. Personal trainer Heidi Parr says resistance bands give you a great workout. But it’s important when using them you don’t allow slack in the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to (briefly) put down the eggnog and go for a holiday run

You’re wearing your comfiest pajamas, netflix is playing the yule log video, the cat is entertaining you by trying desperately to shake off her adorable holiday outfit, and it’s the one time of year you can get away with drinking … Continue reading

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Strengthen your back with Heidi Parr

Personal trainer Heidi Parr says working your back muscles is important. “As we age, we start hunching over more and more because a lot of our daily tasks involve the chest muscle. Eating, driving, pushing a shopping cart around. So … Continue reading

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‘Twas the week with no fat

‘Twas the week with no fat, when all through the home, I couldn’t have a cookie, nor a delicious ice cream cone. In an attempt to be healthy, I staved off good food, But I was surely going crazy, deep … Continue reading

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Holy Socks

It’s Saturday morning. I get up early, put on two perfectly fine socks, lace up and head out for a long run. A few hours later I get home, take off my sneaks, and find both of my big toes … Continue reading

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Yoga for your lower half

Lisa Taylor of Evolution Power Yoga show yoga poses that will stretch your feet, ankles, knees and thighs. Taylor says these poses are great for before or after activity like running or cycling.

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Time to Reflect, Reboot

December tends to bring a lull in workouts for me. Training and recovery from my fall marathon are long past, and training for my next race is at least a month away. Although I’m still running regularly, my schedule has … Continue reading

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Yoga poses to ease tension, relax your neck and shoulders

Lisa Taylor with Evolution Power Yoga shows a series of poses that will help relax tension in your neck and shoulders.

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Turning around

Any athlete is used to enduring some pain. As runners, we train our minds to push beyond what we feel are our physical limits. At some point during any race or hard workout, body and mind gang up and try … Continue reading

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