Category Archives: Running

Why I Run Naked

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No, not that kind of naked! I wear a full set of workout clothes when I run. What I mean by “naked” is without gadgets or music. It is the way I have always run and I like it. I started running in high school in the late 90s when “mobile phones” were the size…

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Find Your Rhythm

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Running is a cyclical movement pattern, which when tuned correctly, can be sustained for a long period of time. This primitive mode of transportation came in handy for our ancestors who would have needed to traverse great distances in search of food or may have needed to flee predators using shorter bursts of bipedal locomotion.…

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Practice Balance for Improved Performance

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The ability to stand upright and stay balanced under the force of gravity and when confronted with environmental obstacles is often taken for granted by athletic folks. That is, until they suffer a fall or experience pain or injury.  Runners who prioritize strength and speed training over balance and stability are at risk. The major…

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The ABC’s of Mindful Running

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I believe that mindfulness is the key to health, happiness and movement longevity. And I’m on a mission to help others cultivate the mind-body connection so they may enjoy life to the fullest and achieve their goals. Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior or just an average Joe trying to maintain a healthy…

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Posture Tips for Runners

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As a Pilates teacher, I am obsessed with posture. And I try to teach people that “good posture” is not just an aesthetic thing but a functional concept. Posture is not just about sitting up straight (or not slouching). It is about holding your body in a position that allows you to move safely and efficiently…

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First, Breathe Correctly

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“Above all else, learn how to breathe correctly.”  -Joseph Pilates If you are a serious runner, you should not take breathing for granted. The quality of your breath is a good gauge of your effort and efficiency. Paying attention to your breath as you run (or do any type of activity) heightens the mind-body connection…

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Running Should Be Fun and Shouldn’t Hurt

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I believe that running should be fun and invigorating. It shouldn’t hurt or feel like torture. “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”  – Arthur Schopenenhauer If you love to run but are saddened by pain or injury, then you’ve come to the right place. With a little effort and patience, your…

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