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Strength Training and Lifting During Pregnancy

There is a need for this post. The strength training for me is crucial. However, strength training, in a controlled environment, where you are working with someone who understands the physiological side of the body, and how to apply it to this new body, is something completely different. Every week almost, my weights were decreasing.…

Making Friends isn’t Easy! How to Find a Group that Suits You Best

The internet is wonderful and terrible at the same time. I could spend hours listing the ways our world has benefitted from it, but I could also have done without the ability to google anything I am paranoid about…followed by a panic that I might actually be dying because I have a red blotch on…

14 Ways to Build Your Confidence as Pre-Race Anxiety Kicks In

Race season is here, which means so the season of pre race jitters and nervousness are also around in abundance. Many of you are getting ready to race over the coming weeks, and I have previously covered how to taper, giving you all the information you need to feel confident about the physical part of…

Strength Training for Runners: Are You Wasting Your Time?

By now, most runners are aware that strength training (resistance training, lifting, “core work”) is going to make it much more likely that you will be able to stay injury free. Most runners also know that following a strength training for runners plan is going to help you run more efficiently, meaning your running technique…

What’s the Future Look Like for Running for Real?

I have had quite a few emails of congrats about the pregnancy, and although i haven’t got back to all of you yet, I will, but I have not been so good about getting back to the rest of social media, I truly apologize about that, but as you can imagine, things have been a…
If you start off races confident, but find the negative thoughts overcome you quickly, Sports Psychologist Evie Serventi has the mental tactics you need.

BONUS: Evie Serventi- If You Can’t Reassure Yourself, No One Can

Bonusode (is that even a word?) I am making it one! Today my dear friend and sports psychologist, Evie Serventi is here with us to talk about how to overcome the negative thoughts in a race once they start to flood in. If you are someone who goes into a race nervous, but confident, however you…

Getting Back into Running After 3 Months Off- It’s Not Easy

I finally understand what it’s like to begin running from scratch. I have lost count of the number of people who have struggled with running over the years, asking me the usual questions; does running get easier? How to begin running? What can you do to make running not be painful? And the big one, how…

25 Helpful Running Articles You Need To Read

Many of you are brand new friends. We have not had the years to get to know one another…or you have not learned my rambl-y style of writing yet, I thought I would bring a summary post together for running articles you may have missed if you are a new reader. If you are new…

The Ultimate List of Running Rehab Specialists, Experts, Therapists

I often get asked about what running experts I can recommend for injury, running gait assessment, and treatment. You know I have been to UVA Speed Clinic three times, and I made it pretty clear which experts I trust through my mentions of Team Ice Cream, but I know I have friends all over the…

Why Hills are the Best Workout to Return to Running

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It doesn’t matter if you are returning to running after an injury or getting back into shape after time off, no matter what way you look at it, running is so hard to stay positive when you feel unfit. We know in theory that everyone goes through this, but it doesn’t help in that moment…

GCAM 2017 HERE I COOOOMEEEE!

Ahhhh so excited to share this news with you! But first, let me apologize. I did not post on Monday, even though I did actually have a draft written out from the weekend, but if you saw my Facebook or Instagram, you probably saw that I was reaaaaaly sick last weekend, and it wiped me…

Back to Basics: Rocky Balboa Style

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I have mentioned before, that Steve and I see ourselves as like the Rocky and Mickey of the running world. We do not go to altitude, we do not work out on Alter G (or underwater) Treadmill, we do not use all kinds of fancy machines in the gym. And I like it that way. Honestly,…
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