Have you ever felt the “runner’s high”?
It’s a feeling of energy and euphoria that can be explained by science. A rush of endogenous cannabinoids that are released from the human brain during exercise. Recently they’ve found that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, closely mimics this healthy chemical process. Continue reading Cannabis is Great For Runners – Here’s Why
I’m so excited that The 420 Games are coming to Santa Monica on March 26! It’s a fun, no-pressure race series that advocates for an educated, healthy and active community of cannabis users. My readers can get 50% off tickets. Continue reading The 420 Games: How To Train for a 4.20 Mile Run
As my more avid readers know, I ran the America’s Finest City Half Marathon this past weekend. I did a good job of setting goals for myself as far as training, but in context, it just didn’t work out. Here’s why, and what I’m going to do differently next time. Continue reading Goals In Context [Half Marathon Recap]
I think I only ran one 8-miler last year in preparation for last year’s half marathon, so this year I’m doing it right, and doing a little research to boot. The last two Sundays I completed my first real long runs outside – 9 miles outside & 10 miles on a treadmill. Continue reading Pounding the Pavement
It sure can be annoying to wait, especially when you already feel hype from the pre-workout, but warming up the legs and core for even 15 minutes beforehand can really help build more muscle while preventing common running injuries. At the *bare minimum* you should be doing these five before your run! Continue reading The Essential Running Warmup
New gear, new camera, things are just really working out and I can’t wait to make this blog even better for you. Continue reading Monday Rant/Misfit Wearables = #1 Company EVER!
This year for my half marathon, I don’t just want to “make it” across the finish line. I want to absolutely BURN the finish line and take at least 10 minutes off my personal record from last year. And that means taking my mileage training much more seriously. Continue reading Half Marathon Training Made Easy
A question for the runners out there: Do you like to bring food or sports drinks along with you for your longer runs? This is recommended if you’re going to be running for longer than 30-40 minutes at a time, but personally I have a really hard time bringing stuff with me. Continue reading Nutrition Find: Chia Squeeze
I’ve been through multiple broken bones, sprains, bruised tailbone, rotator cuff tendonitis, a chronic vertebral injury and lifelong knee pain, so I’ve learned a bit about pain management, and trust me when I say that nothing works as well as good old-fashioned TLC. Continue reading Recovery 102: R-I-C-E
For the benefit of all, I’ve put together some brief suggestions based on different types of workouts and shoe brands that I’ve owned and tried on personally, so you can easily decode the shoe store’s myriad selections. Continue reading Respect the Feet – The Art and Science of Picking Good Workout Shoes
I’m still a little surprised that I’m sitting here writing about my running journey, given that the assessment of several physical therapists from 2005-2009 was that I would probably never be able to run comfortably. And yet here I am, feeling better than ever, having run upwards of 450mi and raced my first half marathon just since the start of 2013. I suffer from a chronic … Continue reading Run For Your Life – If I Can Do It, Anyone Can