Running When You Are Tired

After finishing my run this afternoon, I felt inspired to share a couple of the tricks that I have used when I feel challenged running because I’m tired. I have a 10 1/2 month old and I do not remember what it feels like to be rested so I’ve had a lot of experience withContinue reading “Running When You Are Tired”

Postpartum Running

I think it’s challenging for most women to navigate running after having a baby. My postpartum running journey has taught me a lot and I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me to resume consistent running after the birth of my baby girl. Starting slow and building gradually: This is importantContinue reading “Postpartum Running”

Happy Baby Pose

Benefits: brings awareness to the hip joints stretches the groin and spine promotes relaxation and happiness Practicing Happy Baby Pose: Do not include this pose in your practice if you have a neck or knee injury or if you are pregnant. Warm up for this pose by enjoying child’s pose and hero pose. After relaxingContinue reading “Happy Baby Pose”

Lake Tahoe Marathon+ Training Programs Beginning Soon

Register for training while you still can! Half marathon and marathon training programs with Julia Raffaini begin on May 17th & June 14th For program details & to register for training, visit https://elevaterunning.org/lake-tahoe-marathon-training/ For information about the Lake Tahoe Marathon+, visit https://www.laketahoemarathon.com/

Bound Angle Pose

Benefits: Improves circulation and increases energy Stretches the groins, knees, and thighs Reduces pain from sciatica and menstruation Helps to alleviate mild depression and anxiety Aids in the reduction of menopause symptoms May ease childbirth when practiced throughout pregnancy Provides therapeutic benefits for high blood pressure, flat feet, asthma, and infertility Practicing Bound Angle Pose:Continue reading “Bound Angle Pose”

Lake Tahoe Marathon+ Training

21-Week Half Marathon & Marathon Training Program 17-Week Half Marathon & Marathon Training Program Race days: October 11th-13th Race days: October 11th-13th Training program begins May 17th Training program begins June 14th Program cost: $150 Program cost: $120 These programs include: daily training schedules with goal-specific workouts personalized running paces weekly check-ins/ Q&A weekly trainingContinue reading “Lake Tahoe Marathon+ Training”

Running with Gratitude

I just finished reading Deena Kastor’s book, Let Your Mind Run (which I highly recommend… it’s a great book). In her book, Deena spoke about how gratitude transformed her mind and running. Inspired by this reading, I wanted to share a simple gratitude practice to help you improve your mental and physical training this week.Continue reading “Running with Gratitude”

March Mental Training

“Running is 80% mental.”  – Joan Benoit 3 Tips to Improve Your Running Today Celebrate your successes. By bringing your attention to your successes, you can improve confidence. Runners who are more confident take greater risks and, as a result, can experience greater accomplishments. Practice mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness can promote greater mental control leading toContinue reading “March Mental Training”

Developing a Running Habit

It seems like the hardest part of starting or restarting running is developing consistency. Once we have, the runs flow much easier but the initial steps of forming the habit can be so tough! Here are some tips to help you successfully develop running consistency. Choose your when. Commit to a time to run eachContinue reading “Developing a Running Habit”

Legs Up the Wall Pose

This pose provides both mental and physical benefits and can be a great resource for runners. Contraindications This pose should be avoided during menstruation or if you have serious neck issues, back issues, or eye issues such as glaucoma. Benefits As both an inversion and a restorative pose, Legs Up the Wall Pose offers manyContinue reading “Legs Up the Wall Pose”