Training

A step forward

A step forward is never wasted!  Monday morning motivation. “My running shoes were like giant erasers. Each foot strike rubbed away some earlier failure. I’d made a thousand promises to myself over my lifetime. I promised myself I’d quit smoking or drinking or overeating. I failed. I promised myself I’d get in shape; lose some weight; take better care of myself; be a better ...[Read More]

Animal crawls to get stronger

Animal crawls improve strength, mobility and coordination! Carrie Tollefson enjoys doing them to mix up her routine at the gym, or at home with her kids. Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2016: Reggae Marathon Online Registration For more information check the Reggae Marathon We ...[Read More]

Running … Morning, noon or night

Morning, noon or night … When’s the best time to run? Morning. The benefits of running in the morning are many but the biggest one is that running in the morning wakes up your metabolism.  And keeps it burning at a higher rate after.  If you’re looking to loose weight, getting up early to run and following up with a healthy breakfast is one of the surest ways to achieve your goal ...[Read More]

Things in life that matter

There are things in life that matter and things that don’t.  The wise person has learned how to tell the difference…and focus on the important things: “My time, the rank I attain, my outward appearance – all of these are secondary. For a runner like me, what’s really important is reaching the goal I set myself, under my own power. I give it everything I have, endure what ne ...[Read More]

Anatomy of a running shoe

Anatomy of a running shoe?  Who knew? When I first started running I bought the cheapest pair of running shoes I could find.  That was so long ago that I don’t remember the brand or where I bought it. It certainly wasn’t at a store that specialized in running…back then those were for ‘serious runners’.  I was intimitated. Over the years since I’ve bought countle ...[Read More]

Spring training tips

Spring training isn’t just for baseball players.  If you’ve been a little less active over the winter, spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs.  And if you have been active, it’s tune up time.  Here are some articles on running with practical tips to improve your running: This link from Runner’s world contains a number of articles that deal with deal with many of the ...[Read More]

Run with Passion

Run with passion!  Live life with passion! That and a few more motivating and inspiring running sayings today: “Running has taught me that the pursuit of a passion matters more than the passion itself. Immerse yourself in something deeply and with heartfelt intensity—continually improve, never give up—this is fulfillment, this is success.” – Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confession ...[Read More]

Mid-week motivation

How about some mid-week motivation?   “It’s wrong to believe that you need a certain physical body type to run. All body types can run. It’s not about your legs, muscles, or cellulite. It’s not about the physical side of things. If you train your brain, your body will follow. It’s that simple. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is ...[Read More]

5 tips to healthy knees

Healthy knees! Our feet, legs, hips and especially the knees take a lot of impact with running.  But with proper running shoes (changed regularly), attention to proper running form and strength exercises, we can minimize the effects.  And so on to some simple exercises to help strengthen your knees…and keep us running, and running, and running… Here’s to healthy knees! Until next ...[Read More]

Cellulite be gone!

Cellulite be gone!  Lotions and potions don’t work but this 5 minute workout routine has merit.  It’s going to take a bit of work; It’s going to hurt a little.  But come summer, it will all be worth it. And in the process, it’ll make you stronger. Hey…it’s only 5 minutes! Cellulite is not our friend so get at it! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy ...[Read More]