The Thirteener Manifesto

Five miles into what turned out to be, in perfect coincidence, a thirteen mile trail run, my friend, Dean, still running perkily after completing a tough 100 mile race a week before, an insanely hard 50K two weeks before that, and nabbing a fifth place finish at a 50 miler the previous month, said, a […]

Heart Opening Yoga

Too much time at the keyboard causing your shoulders to sag? Feeling the need to give your heart some love? There’s always a good reason to explore heart opening yoga, and making these poses part of our regular practice  can help keep our shoulders from rounding forward and our hearts from closing to the blessings […]

30-Day Squat Challenge

Ready for another challenge? This time we’re bringing you 30 days of a great workout for your lower body that also strengthens your back and ab muscles. SQUATS! To get started… Perfect Your Form Hinge your hips, your booty should be slightly sticking out like you’re sitting down in a chair. Your knees should be […]

I Am a Cold Weather Runner

It is a rarity in Central Georgia that the temperatures dip into the single digits, but it can and does happen. The arctic blast that is hammering the rest of the country with frigid cold temperatures has even affected us here. The recorded temperature is currently 11 degrees, but when you factor in the wind […]

Won’t Pork Be High: A Year in Review

Oh me, oh my
Won’t pork be high
When little pigs
Begin to fly… That’s a little ditty… more »

30-Day Plank Challenge

Ever year it never seems to fail. People want to make those positive life changes and January usually becomes the magic month for change. There’s something magical about a brand new year, with all its brand new potential that prompts people to make a resolution to better themselves in some way. My question is, WHY […]

4 Kettlebell Moves for a Total Body Workout

Get a total body workout with kettlebells in just 20 to 30 minutes! Are you sick of your same old workout? Or do you tend to focus on the same favorite areas and neglect others? Then mix it up with kettlebells. You’ll get an amazing, full-body workout and it only takes up 20 to 30 […]

A World Record – A Dream Realized

I’m sitting on a plane on the long journey back home from Athens by way of Frankfurt, Germany. I’m fulfilled, happy, sore, exhausted and a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having achieved a dream. Catching a dream, like catching butterflies as a kid. Catching a dream, like the dream catcher that hangs over my […]

Pilates for Life

When you first think of Pilates, what is the first thing that comes to mind? I believe that most people see it as simply exercises that work your abs. Maybe some people think of it a little more broad, like core-focused fitness, but I have found that little is known about the foundations and history […]

Girls on the Run 5K in Chicago

When you get an email from one of your oldest friends asking you to join her and the nine-year-old who calls you Auntie Rachel to come to Chicago for her first 5K, you can’t not go. Earlier this fall Val sent me a message about a conversation she’d had with her daughter Ivy that morning. […]