Category running

Should I Run Hills Every Day?

running hills every day

Recently I was asked the question “Should I Run Hills Every Day?” to which I immediately answered, “variety is key.” While I stand by that statement, I’d like to expand on it because there’s a lot more to it than…

How to Get Rid of a Side Stitch

Have you ever felt a stabbing pain in your side about halfway through your run? Or maybe even a few minutes into your run. The good old side stitch. But what is a side stitch? Why do we get them?…

Barefoot Running Exercises

Barefoot running exercises

I’m big on barefoot running. If you don’t believe me check out “Are you running shoes causing your injuries?” and you’ll see why. For most people, the biggest hurdle to barefoot running is transitioning from traditional shoes into minimal shoes.…

Runners, Activate those Glutes!

Activating your glutes

How many times have you heard, “Your glutes aren’t firing”, or “You have inactive glutes”, or “Use your glutes!”   When you lose strength in your glutes, other muscle groups start to pick up the slack, increasing the risk of injury…

Are running shoes causing your injuries?

running shoes causing injuries

Why do runners get injured so often?  50% of runners are injured at some point every year. Could it be the food we eat? Maybe. Could it be setting unachievable goals? Possibly. Perhaps it’s the sedentary lifestyle we adopt for…

Can you have your cake and run, too?

Sweets on a plate

Do you remember the last time you got home from a big run…. and stuffed your face full of food? What food was it? A healthy lentil stew, or a dirty cheese enchilada? In this post, I want to explore…