Motivation

5 Tips for Better Running Form and Technique

There are many reasons why we love to run. I'm guessing one of them is your desire to constantly improve. As a runner we've realized that most people think running is all about getting into shape and very little about technique. The more we run the more we realize that technique plays a huge role… Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Running Form and Technique

Training Shoes

Running Shoes Overview

For starters, running shoes DO make a difference. Years ago I made the same mistake that you may have made in thinking that any running shoe from a big company will be fine. You end up shopping in the clearance section and at big sporting goods stores while trusting a shoe salesman that doesn't even… Continue reading Running Shoes Overview

Racing Spikes

Understanding Running Shoes and Spikes

There are different categories of running shoes or racing spikes. Categories of running shoes make a difference so hopefully this little summary will help when you enter the store and see a wall full of racing spikes. Try to resist the temptation of merely choosing running shoes that look the coolest and get into something… Continue reading Understanding Running Shoes and Spikes

Nutrition

Healthy Dark Chocolate

Homemade Dark Chocolate 1/2 cup Raw Honey 5 tbsp Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil 3 tsp Mexican Vanilla 1 Cup Dark Cocoa Powder Mix honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil in a mixing bowl. The warm coconut oil will loosen the honey. Once blended mix cocoa powder into the bowl until smooth. Put into silicon mold… Continue reading Healthy Dark Chocolate

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Motivation

3 Good Form Running Drills for Posture and Mid-foot Strike

Here are 3 drills that will promote good form running relating to your posture and mid-foot strike. By repeating the drills over and over again you are creating muscle memory so good form running can become more natural for you.    HOP AND STOP - Bounce on one leg with body and hips slightly leaning… Continue reading 3 Good Form Running Drills for Posture and Mid-foot Strike

Motivation

You Know You’re a Parent of a Runner If…

10) You find your kid(s) stretching while standing in line. 9) You schedule vacations around running or running events. 8) Your child has more running clothes than school clothes. 7) Your child happily runs 3-miles but seems exhausted when asked to do 10-minutes of chores. 6) Your child wants new running shoes before school shoes.… Continue reading You Know You’re a Parent of a Runner If…

Motivation

Find Your Wings and Soar

What do wings mean? To many they symbolize the obvious awe  of flight and endless freedom. Runners as a whole have taken wings and shaped them into their own definition. One that includes the joy that can come from accomplishing a hard workout or achieving that which was previously thought to be out of our… Continue reading Find Your Wings and Soar

Motivation

Thanks Mom!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvPYmMZsesQ We put together this video of our mom to not only thank her for all she does for us, but to also say thank you to all the other moms out there. Too often, a mom's hard work is unnoticed or unappreciated. We know why moms like to run. It's incredible therapy that helps… Continue reading Thanks Mom!

Motivation

Moms are Awesome!

This is not my mom, but it typifies the type of mother I had. She was energetic, positive, and always cheering me on. My mom passed away from cancer when I was 18 years old. It was obviously a very hard time for me but even still my mom managed to teach me so many… Continue reading Moms are Awesome!

Motivation

Boston Strong = Marriage Strong

Today my wife and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We married when I was 21 and she was 20 years old. We've shared so many of life's ups and downs together since then. I recently ran the Boston Marathon and Jill was my biggest support. She would have been running it as well… Continue reading Boston Strong = Marriage Strong

Motivation

Boston Marathon Review

http://youtu.be/Yo5WtHPle6c We made this video of our trip so we could share it with family and friends who will qualify for Boston in upcoming races. It takes a ton of commitment and hard work to run a qualifying time so it's always something to celebrate! Thanks to our friends that we met at the marathon… Continue reading Boston Marathon Review

Training Shoes

Adidas Energy Boost 2 Shoe Review

First Impression (April 2014) I like Energy Boost 2 running shoes more than the original Boost running shoes because the toe box is a little wider. The fabric on top is still comfortable and feels almost like a sock. The drop is still 10mm and the rubber on the bottom hasn't changed. Because the toe… Continue reading Adidas Energy Boost 2 Shoe Review