Read While You Run: Spring ’17 Edition

Put a spring in your step with these thrilling listens.

Now that it’s spring, I’m looking for lighthearted listens that I can plug into while getting myself ready for bathing suit season. I recently started listening to the newest John Sandford novel, Golden Prey, and I love the change of pace (literally) that this thrilling mystery delivers.


Get Fit with HIIT: 3 Reasons to Try High-Intensity Interval Training

HIIT is fun! (I swear I’m not just saying that.) It breaks up the monotony of your usual exercise routine. My favorite variation so far is the simple sprint, and I love to do it outside on the creek path with my dog. We make it a game together, and honestly, I feel like a kid again sprinting as fast as my body will take me (for one minute at a time).

Diet Right for Your Personality Type

What personality type are you?

Getting healthy and finding the right diet plan for you can be a really frustrating process. There are so many plans out there to choose from that it makes finding the right one feel overwhelming! But what if we told you there was a new diet book that took YOU and YOUR personality into account? Diet Right for Your Personality Type by Jen Widerstrom does just that.


Listen While You Run: Fall Edition

This fall has been one of the best that I can remember. With perfect crisp mornings leading to warmer afternoons and the beautiful colors of the fall foliage, I couldn’t help but want to get out for longer runs to take in the amazing season. I definitely was not the only one, either. Every weekend the streets have been filled with runners out for a casual jog or logging their miles for their upcoming races. There are those jogging in groups and others running solo, taking in the sounds of their surroundings, or plugged in to their phones listening to a great playlist or a thrilling story.

Listen While You Run: Audiobook Pick for the Fall Season

Marathon season is in full swing and many people are at the end of the road with their training. From here on out, the mental strength becomes more important than the physical. If you are training to run this fall or know someone who is, DON’T TELL ME YOU’RE AFRAID is worth a listen. It’s an inspiring story about how a young girl in Somalia uses running to help her through increasing political and economic turmoil, giving her the motivation and desire to make her country better.

Spiritual Doesn’t Have To Be Serious

Eating only clean food, doing yoga and meditating every day, walking a straight-and-now spiritual path ... it can all be a bit much, especially when we take ourselves too seriously. JP Sears has set out to change all that. He pokes fun at everything from essential oils to veganism to yoga selfies to having a spiritual guru. It's time to put the 'light' back in enLIGHTenment! Watch this video and laugh a little.

The 7 Minute Workout App for Busy People

I live in a 1.5-mile radius of 12 different workout facilities. Whether they’re gym chains, yoga studios, or cycling studios, they could easily offer me the kind of workout I want, and I could walk to half of them if I needed to. But distance isn’t the issue. Making time to work out...

The Surf Gym … Fad or Fab?

The morning after my first surf gym class, I woke up feeling like I’d done 1,001 sit ups. (Hello core!) It was challenging; it was a good practice in humility and patience. I reminded myself that our bodies take a while to learn new movements - even 25+ years of yoga practice didn’t mean I could effortlessly lift weights, do Pilates, and surf ... at the same time.
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