Six Tips to Help Parents Get in a Running Routine

For those of us with a family, sometimes it can be difficult to work in our running and exercise program along with the duties of being a parent and spouse, not to mention the duties of our work life.  So how do get in the habit of running when we have all of these responsibilities?  Here are a few tips that may help. 6 Tips to Help Parents Stay in a Running Routine Obviously the […] Read more »

Understand Your Running Condition Before Running a 5K

This time of year is a great time of year to sign up for a 5K race.  if you have decided to run in a 5K, then you will need to incorporate a training plan.  One of the first things that I suggest to do is assess your running condition.  Answer the following questions in order to find out where you are as a runner. Assessment to Determine Running Condition for 5K Training 5K Assessment […] Read more »

Is Running a Priority?

We all must have priorities in life.  By having priorities in life, we can have balance, which is just a better way to live.  But where does running fit into your life?  Is it too high or too low a priority?  These are questions we will examine, and help you ensure running is at the right place in your life. So the first thing is to examine your priorities.  For some of you, maybe you […] Read more »

Running for Weight Loss: Five Foods To Eat that Help You Burn Fat

The word of the day for those who are running for weight loss and want to burn the fat is … metabolism.  Why?  Well if you can burn calories faster than you take them in, then you will eventually lose weight. The idea that some people have is that if you just burn more calories than you eat then you will eventually lose weight.  In part they are right, but the math is not quite […] Read more »

Supplements to Recover from Running Workouts

For those starting a running program, or for anyone who is getting a good strong workout, you may sometimes feel fatigued after the workout, and for a large part of the day.  If this is true, there are some things that you can do to recover better after a workout, and decrease the fatigue.     In addition to getting good sleep, and having a good fueling diet and nutrition plan, sometimes you still need to have […] Read more »

Childhood Running Memories

Today I wanted to take some time and just share a story of me running as a child.  This is really just a personal blog post, but hopefully you can gain some motivation or inspiration from my story. For me, running is something that is a part of life, in large part because I  started running at an early age. This was largely due to my father being an avid runner himself, and because he […] Read more »

Is Overuse the Most Common Cause of Running Injuries?

One of the most common causes of running injuries, if not the most common cause of running injuries, is sometimes know as overuse.  Overuse is basically doing too much too soon, and ignoring the signs that your body is giving you.  Many people make this same mistake, and end up hurt and unable to run.  

Many of these injuries happen progressively as a muscle, tendon ligament, or sometimes, a bone constantly has to absorb the […] Read more »