Trail “Running”

Colorado trails harbor Flash-like athletes who have speed and agility like I had never seen until I actually lived here. I call them Trail Gazelles, and I aspire to be one.  I’m no stranger to jogging (read yogging). I grew up running at 5AM with my parents. Even though the sun wasn’t up, we’d slog through 80 degrees of heat and humidity, emerging with a feeling of accomplishment. And despite my living in Florida for 24 years, I’m also no stranger to hiking. I spent many of my summers tromping around the Appalachians or visiting Colorado to snag a 14er…. Read More

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

Meditation: Accountability

Inspiration for the day This is a modification of a meditation phrase I learned recently. I love it because it really helps to remind me that we are not the hapless victims of this thing we call life but that every decision we make affects our experience of life. I also try to repeat this when I’m pushing through a hard workout — to reach a higher level of fitness, I have to make the decision to reach that goal. Happy Monday!   {Reese}

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

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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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