The Key to Better Running is Less Effort

The Key to Better Running is Less Effort

How much of your daily stress do you carry with you while running? Are your shoulders up around your ears, hands clenched, feet slapping the pavement? Most of us are unaware of just how emotional and mental stress contributes to physical tension. But it’s there,...
Health + Mindfulness-Related Books for Runners

Health + Mindfulness-Related Books for Runners

The following five health- and mindfulness-related books for runners come with my personal recommendation not because they’re new, popular or heavily promoted, but because I can honestly feel really good about recommending them to you. Why? I have a personal...
The Secret to Being a Life-Long Runner

The Secret to Being a Life-Long Runner

When I’m healthy and running well, I can clearly see myself as a life-long runner, enjoying my favorite sport well into old age, even if it means hobbling down the road on wrinkled, spindly legs. But when I get injured, burned out or simply too exhausted to run, I...
How Running Helps Women Break the Stress Cycle

How Running Helps Women Break the Stress Cycle

  It’s no surprise that Americans’ stress levels are on the rise. This is especially true among women, according to reports by The American Psychological Association and other organizations that track the different ways stress impacts men and women’s...
Stressed Out: When running poorly isn’t due to overtraining

Stressed Out: When running poorly isn’t due to overtraining

Jayne Perkins, 42, of Alexandria, Louisiana, never had a major setback. Then, while training for her 10th trail marathon, she felt she was running poorly, despite being sure she wasn’t overtraining. Then came a persistent case of plantar fasciitis. And then it...
Manage Your Workday Like Intervals, Not a Sprint

Manage Your Workday Like Intervals, Not a Sprint

Treat your day like an interval workout–including cycles of productivity and rest—to get more done and feel better doing it As a runner, you probably already know that you need to include rest days (no running) into your training so that your body’s natural...