Tag Archive: strength training

Stretching and Streaking My Way Through April!

The last two days I have been on a really successful workout streak! I’ve started my shifts at 3pm, which allows me to wake up on my own time and then hit the mat. Well, make coffee and then hit the mat. I’ve also had the time to squeeze some short runs in, and it’s […]

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Yoga Revolution Day Five: Practice Rhythm

Today was day number six at my new job, and my first day back after one day off. I needed that day off to relax and decompress after getting so much new information thrown my way! Today I felt much calmer and well-informed, and it made the job so much easier. I made flash cards […]

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Yoga Revolution Day Four, Yoga for New Beginnings, and Running – This is How I Spend My Days Off

Yoga Revolution Day Four, Prana Practice! Super stoked I’ve been able to keep up with a practice everyday so far, even if it’s just been four days! I liked today’s video in that there were some new poses, and the focus seemed to again be resistance and strength, especially for the core and balance, without […]

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Yoga Revolution, Take Five

Day two of job training complete! I am so excited to be working again, I have been climbing the walls since LA Marathon last month! I didn’t expect to take such a long hiatus from one job to the next (about two and a half months), but the search did not go as easily as […]

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Yoga For Cyclists Turns Out to Be Yoga for Runners Too!

I’m always looking for new yoga videos to supplement my running – postures that get into my back, hips, hamstrings and calves. I especially love having them in my repertoire for races, always the night before a race or long training run, never the morning of (It’s hard enough for me to get out the […]

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Core Strength and Run Streaks!

It’s day 20 of my run streak, and I have about one month until LA Marathon. I just finished up peak week of my training with a 2o mile run two days ago, on Sunday. Now I begin my taper! I ran 18 miles the week before, which makes this most amount of mileage I’ve […]

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New Year, Clean Slate, New Beginnings

Welcome to 2018! Whether you make resolutions, intentions, or simply nurse a hangover the first 24 hours, here we are! I don’t set resolutions anymore, and I like the idea of intentions, but the jargon rubs me the wrong way. Goals! That’s what I set! This year I would like to run 1000 miles, and […]

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Workout of the Day!

I’m three days away from the Rock’N Roll San Diego half, and only slightly freaking out. I basically had a nervous break-down two nights ago, and feeling much better since writing it all out. MUCH BETTER, NOT LYING AT ALL. Anyway, been working on my hydration, carb loading, sleeping, and tonight I got to stretching. […]

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Long Time, No Posts

Hello! It’s been awhile, and I miss you lil running blog. I think about you all the time. Here’s the deal: my beloved Macbook Pro bit the dust, I completed the LA Marathon and then what felt like almost immediately, started training for another half marathon. And while it’s not impossible to blog on a […]

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Workout of the Day!

In preparation for the LA Marathon, I’ve been incorporating more yoga into my routine. January and Feburary always get to me with the SADS and I fall away from my healthy habits in favor of naps and winter TV. I had a hard time running after work when it was dark and rainy; I just […]

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Arms, Arms, Arms!

Running is so great and I love it, but it’s not the be all, end all of my fitness routine. It wasn’t even what I started with when I began working out again. I went straight to yoga, pilates and arm workouts, until I felt like I had built up enough strength, endurance, and stamina […]

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Combatting Knee Pain with Leg Strengthening (Or, BUT MY KNEES HURT)

When people talk about running, usually in terms of what they can’t do, knee pain often comes up. Now, I’m not a doctor but I have been called one of cake decorating; this is just my advice based on my own experience and what worked for me, BECAUSE OMG I HAD KNEE PAIN. I was in […]

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Britney’s Running Playlist (and now yours too)!

Since my teen years, I’ve been running off and on. It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve upped the distance past 5 miles, and stuck with it long term. In high school I was on the swim team, and on weekends I’d work out at the gym with my dad, using the treadmill or stair-stepper, plus weight […]

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