I was never an athlete – my only activity was watching my boys play sports. At age 56, looking for ways to cope with some emotional upheavals, I discovered I loved to run. It changed me, brought me out of a depression I didn’t even know I was in, and gave me the courage and confidence to
How to Fall in Love with Running Be Happy, Run! by Coach Jenni Nettik Did you make a new year’s resolution to get fit? Are you taking Mark Zuckerberg’s challenge to run 365 miles this year? Do you have a spring race on your calendar? It’s January so you’re probably still pretty motivated, but how
Cross-Training in the Winter Sometimes it’s okay not to run by Coach Jenni Nettik It’s winter, that means the conditions outside can be less than ideal for running. Training for a spring race can feel challenging when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Don’t stress, use the winter conditions to sprinkle a little cross-training into your routine.
Holiday Fitness Stay on track with your fitness during the most wonderful time of the year! by Coach Jenni Nettik The holiday season is upon us, that means hectic schedules filled with holiday parties, big meals and travel. What can you do to maintain your fitness when time is limited? Remind yourself that exercise reduces
Start Early with Pre-Workout Nutrition What & When to Eat Guest Blogger: Amanda Turner MS, Registered Dietitian at Active Fueling Do you ever wonder what the optimum meal or snack is to have prior to an event? What about for training? Eating before a training workout or big event can help to improve your performance.
Form Fix: Quiet Feet are Happy Feet Developing a quiet foot strike by Coach Jenni Nettik The next time you head out for a run, listen to your feet. What do they sound like? Can you hear them slap the ground? A loud foot strike is inefficient for several reasons: 1. It causes extra strain
Speed: Keep it Simple Three types of runs by Coach Jenni Nettik I like to keep things simple, running included. My favorite type of run is a trail run because it’s about the process, not the details. The thought of running around in circles on the track just doesn’t have the same appeal to me
The Power of Positive Thought Mental strength and self-talk for runners by Coach Jenni Nettik I can’t do this. This sucks! I’m tired. I’m having an off day. I’m just not as strong as . . . Do any of those thoughts sounds familiar? Probably, all athletes have negative self-talk, it’s how a runner responds
Citrus Season A few ways runners benefit from vitamin C by Coach Jenni Nettik That’s a picture of my fruit bowl this week, actually, my half eaten fruit bowl. It’s filled with twenty cent grapefruit, sweet clementines, my favorite Italian treat–blood oranges, and a fresh lime from our indoor tree. The abundance of fresh citrus
Running Resolutions How to make your New Year’s resolutions last a little longer! by Coach Jenni Nettik 1. Write down your goals! Keep them somewhere you’ll see them–on the fridge, in your office, on your phone or even broadcast them to the world on social media. 2. Sign-up for your race or event. Now your