Do your functional work before every run.
Base training article as the winter months approach.
Good article on race day fueling – enjoy!
Clear your mind of can’t. -Samuel Johnson
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Lou Holtz
“Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals.” Kieren Perkins
The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart – Ingersoll
“Sweating is actually a response triggered by the brain, where the hypothalamus is located and acts as the body’s thermostat of sorts. As your core temperature rises, your hypothalamus triggers the eccrine glands to produce moisture that emerges on the skin’s surface.” – http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/men/sweating-odor/does-sweating-cleanse-your-system.htm
An important read as the tempatures rise during the summer months.
“The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare” ~ Unknown
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.” ~Harold B. Melchart
“There’s a different between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results”. ~Kenneth Blanchard
For your reading pleasure
“If you are going to make a mistake today (which you are likely to do because you are human after all!) make it a NEW one…one you have never made before. This is where new growth begins and our evolution continues”
~ Mollie Barker (Girls on the Run)
Thought this was a great read on running and injury prevention: http://running.competitor.com/2012/03/training/the-five-most-common-running-form-mistakes_48731/2
Great read on ways to recover right: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/02/training/4-ways-to-recover-right_48546
“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’ ~ Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner
Really LOVE this! “Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule; but love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.”
“Most people never get there. They’re afraid or unwilling to demand enough of themselves and a take the easy road, the path of least resistance. But struggling and suffering, as I now saw it, were the essence of life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not constantly demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.”
“If it’s in your head, get out of bed. If its in your chest, get some rest”.
Thanks to one of my best friends Shannon for sharing this article!
1.25.2012: Hit the treadmill!! Some interesting reading on running cadence and form.
1.24.2012: My latest craze is my Vitamix! Here is the recipe to my favorite smoothie – all quantities are approximate and I’ve listed in the order I put into the blender which aids with mixing:
~ 20 fresh blueberrys
~ 10 fresh blackberrys
~ 10 fresh raspberries
~ 8 fresh strawberries
~ 20 small grapes
~ 1/3 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
~ 1/3 cup non-fat soy milk
~ 1 tbs flax seed
1 packet Splenda
~ ½ cup fresh spinach
~ 5 pieces of broccoli
~ ½ cup frozen mango
15 – 20 seconds in the Vitamix and vwa-la – you have yourself a healthy and VERY yummy breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! Enjoy!
1.22.2012: “One who wants to do something, will find a way; One who doesn’t, will find an excuse.” ~Confucius