Yoga: Some Like It Hot


I have recently been recovering from a hip injury that was caused by tight hips and weak glutes and figured that it was time to listen to the positive yoga stories and take a hot yoga class. I used to do yoga frequently in middle school, surprisingly, because one of my friends had a mom who taught yoga at her house. We would go there after school and write about our worries, talk about gratitude, and do a session of yoga. I honestly wish there was this program for high school! After several long years without yoga, a few injuries, mileage increases, and few bad yoga experiences at the YMCA (we were in shavasana for 20 min.!) I decided to get back on the wagon and try it out again. Continue reading

Find your run squad

Girl gang. Running buddies. Training partners. Whatever you call them, your running buddies are an essential part to any runner’s training both mentally and physically. They help keep you accountable on core, help pace during workouts, and keep you motivated on long runs. Running has always been known as this sort of “individualistic” sport where you solemnly run on trails reflecting about life but there are times when you really just need those fellow runners to keep your training fun and challenging. Here are just a few reasons why training partners are so necessary:22104615_10212438882541374_6065362536501678379_o Continue reading

Why I Started Running

Running is such a big part of my life that I often forget how long it has taken me to get this far. I have been running since I was 8 years old with numerous injuries, silly fun runs, and silent long runs. This cross country season didn’t go as planned because I got caught up in it all: food, over-training, college applications, etc. But now when I look forward I am going to treat my body right and train for Track in the best way possible because at the end of the day; I love to run. Continue reading

Stuck in a Rut?

It’s frustrating when you hit a rough point in your running. Whether that is an absence of PRs in your past couple of races or your legs don’t feel like they did a few months back. The bottom line is we all hit ruts as runners but it’s how we deal with them that builds character and teaches us how to prevent them (or deal with them) in the future.

When it comes to approaching rough times in your running, remember the  four R’s: Continue reading

Hydration is Key

Here’s what happened when I started to drink 70 oz of water a day:

A few weeks ago my running was feeling off and my legs felt weak trying to hit times that I had hit easily a week ago. It was frustrating as you can imagine, and I decided to see if it was because of hydration issues. Spoiler: It was. I bought giant 50 oz water bottles and tried to drink those over the course of the day resulting in a lot of unexpected benefits. Continue reading