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”

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”

Run Your Mind Training Workbook by Julia Raffaini

New Release! Written by Elevate Running Founder, Julia Raffaini, this book was published yesterday. Description My intention for this workbook is to help runners become more successful by improving their mental training. This workbook is designed to both introduce you to general concepts in sport psychology and to help you to implement psychology techniques toContinue reading “Run Your Mind Training Workbook by Julia Raffaini”

February Yoga Practice

This yoga practice is excellent for runners and is designed to increase hip flexibility. Allow your breath to guide you as you move through the poses listed below. Please visit the link associated with each pose for an image of the pose and additional information including pose alignment and benefits. Opening Cycle: Begin this practiceContinue reading “February Yoga Practice”

Pros and Cons of Running Training Services

Deciding to hire a running trainer/ coach is a big decision. It is a financial commitment, and you want to know that the training you’re paying for is a worthwhile investment. In this post, I go over some of the pros and cons of running training services. This post will also help you determine whatContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Running Training Services”