Sunday, August 9, 2015

Recovery Smoothie

This post-run recovery smoothie looked good enough to share.
Check out "Runner Dude's Blog" for a video on preparing a great recovery smoothie.

Taking a little time off from posting.  Will see you soon. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Trust Your Breathing

If you are doing a breathing program associated with your current training efforts . . .  learn to trust the program.
This post from the "Gotta Run . . . Gotta Ride" blog spells out how you need to trust your program.  Even though you may feel like accelerating, stay the course.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Compression Socks

I am seeing people use compression socks more frequently.  In fact, I was surprised at a recent large race here the number of runners using compression socks.
I have not tried them, but I probably need to break down and give them a shot.  I found some of the rationale for using compression in this "Shut Up + Run" blog post.

If nothing else, compression socks make this blogger "feel faster".

Sunday, August 2, 2015

America's Fittest City

According the American College of Sports Medicine, Washington, DC is America's fittest city.
 While Des Moines holds its own in this category and "Iowa's Healthiest State" helps our cause, I'm sure, it always makes me jealous to see how other communities pay close attention to fitness.  While better trail systems and other amenities have improved here, it's hard to beat the level of fitness awareness in communities like the Twin Cities and Denver. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Protein-Packed Foods

Looking for some protein-packed foods?
This post from will give you several foods to choose that are high in protein and nutritional.  These foods have lots of benefits for you. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Breathing Right

Practicing better breathing can help you perform better.
Check out this post from the "Run to the Finish" blog. It explains the importance of breathing in your fitness activities.  It also highlights ways you can improve your breathing in your workouts.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

How To Care For "Runner's Feet"

One of the downsides to running is that our feet get pretty "beat up". 
Problems with dead skin, blisters, toenails and other issues are pretty common for runners unfortunately.  However, this post from the "Shut Up And Run" blog offers some tips on better caring for your feet so they look and feel better.