Nobody likes to talk about bunions, but for runners they can be dangerous! Luckily, the feet in that x-ray image aren’t mine – but they could look like that if I’m not extra careful. Continue reading My Latest Fitness Goal? Avoiding Surgery.
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
Both before and after The 420 Games, I wanted to maintain cardio and leg strength without necessarily putting in a lot of running miles, as I’m still working on some flexibility and mobility issues with my one of my legs.
Enter one of my very favorite cardio machines, one that I’ve been neglecting for far too long! Continue reading Rediscovering Love for the Elliptical
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
I would love to thank the nonprofit org CannaEffect for publishing my medical marijuana story on their website! Ever since I started this blog with my message, the support has been pleasantly surprising. I think people are really ready to start changing the way we all think about cannabis users, especially those of us patients who have “invisible” ailments. Continue reading How I Became A Medical Marijuana Advocate
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
A few special announcements and apologies to you AND myself from being away from the blog for so long! Continue reading Checking in + HEMP HEARTS Winner!
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
Hey friends, having a busy short week as I come off of the holiday weekend, and prepare to fly home for my best friend’s graduation festivities. But I also made a TON of time to workout this week and I’m grateful for my relative discipline! So in the spirit of my San Diego blogger friends Smitha, Linzie, and Carlee, I decided to participate in the … Continue reading #ThursdayTriumph featuring ClassPass
Anyone reading Wordpress on MDW (crazy, I know) – I now have a Facebook page for people who like to connect there. I’ll probably be doing more cool things there that you won’t see on the blog, like sharing relevant news, inspirational memes and links to other cool blogs/workout and food resources. Continue reading Like Herbs&Spices on Facebook
I do a lot to keep my muscles in shape for the heavy impact of running – from stretching and warmups to compression wear and various supplements and topical remedies. But something so basic that I was overlooking, and was recommended highly to me recently by a massage therapist, is really breathing new life into my legs and I have to share it! Continue reading Recovery 103 – Epsom Salt Baths