Interview: Amy Cochrane, Momentum Jewelry

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One of the most rewarding experiences in life is helping others, and inspiring them to be their very best. Amy Cochrane, founder of Momentum Jewelry, aims to do just that through her athletic-inspired jewelry and clothing that is designed to help people – no matter where their starting point – live their best lives. According to Amy, Momentum is not …

“This Makes You a Runner”: Interview with Elite Runner Tina Muir

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I had the opportunity to interview Tina Muir, an elite runner, wife,  creator of the Running for Real podcast, and overall amazingly inspirational woman. Tina was born and raised in St. Albans in England, but the “camaraderie, the support, the enthusiasm towards” athletics in the USA inspired her to move to the USA in 2007. She attended and graduated from Ferris …

How To Set Running Goals

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Setting running goals is one of those things that go-getters wake up on the first day of the new year, write down, and start working towards immediately. But for others, it can be difficult to get started writing and committing to goals. How many of them should I set? What kinds of goals should I make? How easy or challenging …

7 Tips to Motivate & Enhance Your Treadmill Running Experience

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  Treadmill running often seems monotonous, but no run should be boring (yes, this includes what some of you refer to as the “dreadmill” run too)! As the weather turns cold and the snow and ice cover the pavement, it can be dangerous to run outside. Even in the summer, it can often be way too hot to run outside. …

6 Running Gear Items You Can’t Race Without

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I’ve run marathons, half marathons, 5Ks, and everything in between. During those many miles, (and by learning the hard way myself) I discovered the few items I just can’t run without! Here’s a list of my favorite running gear––my absolutely necessary, can’t run without must-haves––so you can avoid learning the hard way (get these on your Christmas list now friends!):

8 Mental Strategies to Get Race-Day Ready

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You’ve followed your training plan, cross-trained, and ate all the right food to get your body ready for race day. It’s been months of hard work, but when race day approaches suddenly your brain is trying to talk you out of running the race you’ve been dreaming of (eek!)! Running is largely a mental game, especially during the later miles …

7 Overrated Fitness Items You’re Wasting Your Money On

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You know those fitness items you just can’t live without maybe it’s the “right” pair of socks, the sports bra that doesn’t ever chafe or wireless headphones that stay put while you’re running. But alongside your must haves are likely a few items you regret wasting your money on (shake weight anyone?). Here are a list of 7 overrated fitness products to avoid …

7 Ways to Prepare for Your Runner’s World Race (Or Any Other Running Race)

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Summer has come and gone, and many of us spent those lazy days of summer being not-so-lazy, training for our fall running races––and hoping it would finally get cooler! One of the most exciting fall races, and a must-do for many runners, is the upcoming Runner’s World Festival happening in Bethlehem, PA in just five weeks.

5 Unbreakable Women of the Rio Summer Olympics

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If you’re like me, you have been anxiously and excitedly awaiting the summer Olympics ever since the closing ceremonies in 2012. Every four years we get the opportunity to watch some of our favorite summer athletes participate in body-wrenching sports all the while getting their drive from equally talented competitors.

My Well-Rounded List of Supplements for Fitness

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As an athlete, eating well-rounded, healthy meals is crucial to keeping your body in tip-top shape, and in keeping all your organs functioning to support you in your sport. Even though we may exercise regularly, stay hydrated, and eat all the right things, sometimes it isn’t enough on its own for one reason or another. Supplements can help bridge the …

Springtime Exercise Tips for the Outdoors

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The temperature is finally going up, and the gateway season to the summer has arrived: Springtime! Everyone is making their way outside, but with all the beauty of the Spring comes some not-so-great parts about the season: pollen, allergies, sneezing, itchy eyes, and using lots of tissues. All of these are valid reasons why you’ll want to avoid spending time …

Stretches for Any Time of Day

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One of the most important, but often overlooked aspects of fitness is stretching. No, I’m not talking about turning-into-a-pretzel-at-hot-yoga-type stretching. I’m talking about a general, gentle stretching you should be doing everyday. While it’s accepted that a mix of strength training and cardio are crucial for your health, maintaining flexibility of your muscles is equally as important to your overall …

Staying Active and Exercising in Cold Weather

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The beginning of the year is a time where many people start their New Year’s resolutions, including that of being more active. But once you take a look outside your window and see snow falling or people walking around in big puffy jackets, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get moving. I’m going to convince you that …

The Ultimate 20 Minute At-Home Workout

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Don’t have any equipment at home? Don’t have enough time for a long workout? Well, here’s the workout for you to challenge your whole body without needing any fancy equipment or gyms. In my experience, the best workouts are those that mix in strength with bursts of high intensity intervals for a cardio benefit. When they are balanced together in …

5 Things Female Athletes Need to Know

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Running has evolved over the past few decades. It has transformed from a male-dominated sport to one where, in 2013, 43% of all marathoners were women compared to only 10% in 1980. Running USA also reports that female runners now comprise the majority of participants in U.S. road races. We have many inspirational women to thank for this, from the everyday …