Move With Purpose, Buy With Purpose

The business of selling sporting goods is a multibillion dollar industry, encompassing somewhere around 20,000 different companies. And it’s no wonder why the industry is so successful: short of going au naturel in your mamma-nature given skin, even the most basic of fitness attire is required to successfully become physically fit. When I think back, I’m sure I’ve spent lots and lots of money on running shorts, bras, shirts and socks to help me get my move on (and we can’t forget about shoes).  I’m positive I didn’t buy them with global… Read More

Running: A Sustainable Philanthropy

The days of exercising solely for self-improvement are coming to an end with the release of a nifty  smartphone app. It’s called CharityMiles (http://www.charitymiles.org/) and it is the answer I’ve been looking for. Or part of it. For a while now, I’ve been looking for and dreaming up ways to help both ecological and human well-being while still getting my workout on. I posted about this earlier when I came up with EcoFitPlus: Move With Purpose. Up until now, I’d only come up with little things — like trying to workout while… Read More

Train for Trees

Remember that race I said I was going to do in January? The thirty-nine miler over two days in Disney? Well it is still on and am still (probably crazy) going to do it. I’ve been trying to work with a local charity to arrange a donation page for folks to sponsor me over the last several weeks – to no avail. So, instead, I decided to turn my attention toward good ‘ol Mother Earth. The Nature Conservancy is running a program called “Plant A Billion Trees” (http://plantabillion.org/) in which they intend… Read More

Fitness For A Stronger World

When it comes to fitness, I’m selfish. Plain and simple. Though to be fair, it does lend itself quite easily to that sort of mind set. Sure, we can try to use it for good…a race for some cause or in the honor of a loved one. But even in training for such an event, I find the name of the game is “me, myself, and I”. I first realized this fact about myself three weeks ago and have been struggling with what to do about it…until last night. Almost every aspect… Read More

Run To Win, Run To Lose (Inches, That Is)

Inspiration for the Day. I also came across a nifty little article from Runner’s World that discusses weight loss and running. As you may or may not know, I’m whole-hardheartedly against the term weight loss, and very much in favor of fat loss and inches lost. Either way, the article has some pretty solid advice for achieving a healthy, fit shape. Check it out. Runner’s World Golden Rules of Weight Loss Article {Reese}

The Ultimate Goal

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When The Going Gets Tough

This is going to sound unbelievably corny. But every time I think I can’t do something, this is what I end up telling myself. Not just once or twice. I say it over and over again until I actually believe it. The crazy thing is– it works. For me anyway. And boy am I going to need this. Four months to train, forty miles to run. Here we go 😉 {Reese}

The Sole of the Matter

I’m afraid my sneakers have been sitting idle and empty for too long. Silent historians. They’ve recorded every mile run, every step jumped, every bag kicked. They are dirty, the cush is almost gone, and the laces are fraying. They are perfect. My dancing heels have been glued together three times now. They have a perpetual scuff on the inside right toe and my hiking boots have finally split a seam after 10 years. But I wouldn’t trade them for the world (or at least until they are beyond repair).  They know my… Read More