Have you heard of (or tried) HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)? I’m about to start an easy 30-day program for cross training. Continue reading 30 Days of HIIT
“Getting back on the horse” is one of those phrases we hear all the time in regard to getting off-track on fitness, or really any kind of goal we are working toward. But I feel like sticking to the ride once you remount is the hardest thing in the world. How many of us are ever really okay, even years after something bad happens? We … Continue reading The Proverbial Horse
Just a roundup of some awesome things that happened this week, featuring a new brand to rep and a brand new bike! Yay! Continue reading Good News This Week!
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
Hey there! Quick plug – are you following my social media channels yet? Find me at @rawnstet on Twitter and Instagram! Continue reading Follow me on Social Media!
I tend to err on the side of not purchasing expensive toys unless I’m certain they’ll benefit me in the long run. That’s why I thought long and hard before finally deciding to fork over the cash for a fitness tracker of my own. Continue reading Could a Wearable Fitness Tracker Be for You?
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
No matter what kind of goal or program you’re working toward, it’s extremely important not only to set measurable goals, but to track your progress so you can see how far you’ve come and learn more about the choices that impact your success the most. You are your own best motivator! You have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself. At the moment I’m stoked … Continue reading High-Fiving Myself
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
Recovering from a tough workout is a science – there are so many different factors both before and after your workout that help determine how much benefit your muscles will get out of it, and in contrast, how sore you’re going to be the next day. Proper recovery techniques are also necessary to avoid both short- and long-term injury. Continue reading Recovery 101
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