December 31, 2018

It's that time of year again. Time for me to share with you my 3 words for the new year. If you're new here or maybe it's been a while, I started doing the 3 word exercise in 2016 instead of a new year's resolution and as I was preparing to write this post I was looking back in the archives for my 3 words for 2018 and I couldn't find them. I found the post for...

June 18, 2018

As a runner, it is likely that you have been scoffed at because you choose something that includes discomfort and challenge with your free time.

It isn’t always easy to convey what it is about running that makes you unable to stop.  

The thing is, humans are quite literally built to run

Exactly how has evolution, for humans, resulted in the ability to excel at...

December 4, 2017

No doubt you've probably read the Buzzfeed article regarding sexual assault allegations at Massage Envy. If you haven't, you can read about it here.

I have been sitting at my computer off and on for the last week or so, trying to sort out my thoughts and feelings on everything surrounding what's happening.

So. Many. Thoughts.

My first thought is I'm angry. I'm an...

October 11, 2017

This week's guest blog post is from Kelly Coder of Postural Foundations. Kelly is a postural and functional exercise specialist who works in restoring balance to the body.

Few factors are more important in human movement and performance than center of gravity.

If the human body cannot find a balanced, controlled center, it is almost guaranteed that injury, pain,...

September 27, 2017

Every runner, whether you’re just starting out or have been running for many years wants to improve performance.

You train harder, add more strength and conditioning drills and maybe even some cross training cardio, like spin or body pump. Maybe you even get some massage to work out sore legs or hips, but you maybe neglecting an important key that can lead to be...

September 1, 2017

Recently, I came across an Instagram post of a runner stretching out her glutes. The caption under the photo said how the pain in her butt was KILLING HER after her long run and she was stretching it every chance she got.

Can you relate?

The piriformis can be a real pain in the butt. It can cause symptoms such as pain, numbness, burning and tingling which may or...

August 26, 2017

A track, a trail, asphalt road, hills; they all have different terrain features, but does where you run matter?

August 25, 2017

We've all seen a picture like the one to the right, of some man (or woman) foam rolling the entire length of the outside of their leg and unlike this picture here, some people are even smiling about it.

Actually, this picture is pretty accurate. This guy looks very unhappy at the pain he is inflicting on himself.

All you are really doing is compressing your mus...

August 7, 2017

Your pelvis is the point for which every other structural issue in your body can be tied to.