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Ready for Fall and 10 Strength Training Moves for Runners

Originally posted on thedancingrunner:
8 miles before 7 am with some gorgeous cloud cover. My legs were feeling so good too! I think it had something to do with the awesome cool breeze we’ve been experiencing lately. I’m seriously counting down the days for the arrival of glorious fall. So along with marathon training as most of you know maintaining some sort of strength training regimen is vital. I try to lift weights 2-3 times a week along with my marathon training schedule. Bodyweight exercises for runners are also really helpful. This gets me out on the roads feeling stronger and definitely more powerful. Working different muscle groups and keeping your body shocked for me I think is so important and will help you get further in the long run. (pun intended) Click on the links to get a description of each. (source- Pop Sugar Fitness) 1. Squats – my absolute favorites are goblet squats 2. Walking lunges 3. Shoulder presses 4. Tricep dips 5. Bicep curls 6. Plank/side planks 7. Deadlifts 8. Wall sits 9.…

I Hate Running…So What Now?

Originally posted on She Hates Running:
Living an inactive lifestyle is all to common these days. With desk jobs and telecommuting, it can be hard to get in a regular dose of activity. This is especially hard to concur when you hate running, the gym, and most physical activity purely for fitness. I have never been a fitness buff or one to constantly check in at the gym, but I am doing myself a favor and getting my butt moving on a regular basis! I know Zumba isn’t new, but classes have never worked well with my schedule or budget. In my search for a workout I actually enjoy, I came across Dance Fitness with Jessica, more specifically her beginner section on YouTube! You should definitely check her out if you are a a fan of any kind of dance workouts she has a range from beginner to expert on her channel. I am a million miles from being a good dancer but I found her dances easy enough to follow and there is a…

I. Am. A. Runner.

Originally posted on HilaryStyle:
Earlier this month I completed my 500th class at the studio where I workout! I’m pretty proud of myself! Here’s the thing, 5 years ago, this month, when I started working out, I wasn’t really sure how long it would last. Let’s be honest, I wasn’t sure I would make it a week. However, I had recently returned from a trip to New Orleans, and from the way my jeans were feeling, I might have eaten one too many beignets. Rather than complain about it, I was taking action! I would be a runner. I borrowed an old pair of Nikes, buckled Elliot into his buggy and away we went! Okay, It Wasn’t Quite That Easy… Not really grasping what it meant to “go for a run,” I threw on some old sweats, an oversized t-shirt and those borrowed Nikes and headed to the park… 3 MILES from our house! WHAT WAS I THINKING? Now I had to get home, and to say I was out of shape would be an understatement.…

Border Crossing #3 Namibia to Zambia, Wenela:Sesheke

Originally posted on Head over Heels 2014:
Woohoo! We are heading into a new country. We stop for lunch in busy Katimo Mulilo before heading to the small border post Wenela. I have read that border crossings require cunning, preparation, bribery and patience. For our preparation we have eaten all the fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread as apparently taking these items across borders is illegal and can result in trouble with the officials which may mean unpacking your whole car – something to be avoided. In the early afternoon, we head towards the border. I have not prepared much for Zambia as the plan, until the day before yesterday, was to go through Botswana. But we are sure we can wing it. Leaving Namibia is easy. Then it’s a short drive to enter Zambia. This is my first ever land crossing and there’s a long patch of no mans land in the middle. Who owns that bit? We need $220 for all our visas and the car to enter Zambia. I have British pounds as back up…