Gunnur’s Icelandic Trail Run Energy Bites (Recipe!)

Gunnur’s Icelandic Trail Run Energy Bites (Recipe!)

  Gunnur and Elisabeth, our Iceland running guides from Arctic Running for the annual Iceland Trail Running + Wellness Retreat, do an amazing job keeping us energized and having fun every day we’re on the trails together. Gunnur makes it that much better when...
Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Every time my right foot contacts the ground, a surge of pain makes me wince. Despite the ache, I keep running because I want this run. In fact, I need this run. Running is how I subdue the stress of running a business and a household that would otherwise overtake me....
Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Not enough time. Not enough energy. Not enough discipline. Are these really the reasons it’s so hard to run consistently? Do you start a training plan that works for a while, but then no matter how hard you try, feels impossible to follow? Do you insist that...
7 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Running

7 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Running

You know how running makes your body stronger, builds fitness and makes you feel great. The tricky part, however, is knowing just how much running is enough to create the best results. Run too much or too intensely, and you risk overtraining or injury. Running...
Stuck in the Slow Lane? Here’s How Run To Faster

Stuck in the Slow Lane? Here’s How Run To Faster

Being a slow runner is frustrating. You know you’re not lazy. You actually enjoy the feeling of working hard. And you welcome a challenge and aspire to run faster. Be it a longer race or a rough trail, you stare down the next obstacle and respond with an enthusiastic,...
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