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Category: MOVE IT

Do You Have a Mantra?
[ 1 ] 04/24/2014

Do You Have a Mantra?

“I am a Kenyon” – Jenn “I can do hard things.” “Let go.” – Meg “Strong Legs. Strong Head. Strong Heart.” – Lisa “Finish Strong” – Susan “You can do anything for ___ miles/minutes” – Tami “Keep moving forward” – Tim to me during my last half marathon “Use the shoes” – Molly “Believe” – […]

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong
[ 3 ] 04/20/2014

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong…… It’s been over a year since the Boston Marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and countless others seriously injured while watching and waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles. I felt so helpless that day, not understanding how something like this […]

Chasing the Sun Virtual 5K/10K Walk & Run #runthehood #chasingthesun
[ 0 ] 04/19/2014

Run the ‘Hood: Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Race #runthehood

Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the […]

No Excuses: staying active while on vacation
[ 0 ] 04/14/2014

No Excuses: staying active while on vacation

In my neck of the woods, families are just returning from or going to spring break.  My family and I spent a week down south in an attempt to get away from the awful winter that’s held the Midwest captive since about October. It was quite lovely. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean […]

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep
[ 1 ] 04/11/2014

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep

Image Source: fitsugar.com Inspired by Lisa’s post to change things up a bit, I wanted to share what has helped lately to  snap me out of that rut of boredom we all get hit with from time to time. If you haven’t read her post or Ann’s post about the importance and benefits of lifting […]

Sweaty Solutions
[ 1 ] 04/10/2014

Sweaty Solutions

If there’s one thing all athletes deal with, it’s sweat!  Nothing can ruin a run faster than sweat dripping into your eyes and fogging up your contacts not that that’s ever happened to me. Ok, I confess, I don’t just glisten – I SWEAT.  It’s not quite as noticeable in the winter when I have 80 […]

Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits
[ 4 ] 04/06/2014

Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits

Image Source: Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series If you never step out of your comfort zone, then how will you ever know how bad ass you truly could be?  How would you know what your body is capable of? How would you know that you can achieve what you once thought you couldn’t? If we do […]

Strengthen your core...without crunches
[ 1 ] 04/05/2014

Strengthen your core…without crunches

It’s almost swim suit season. I don’t know about you, but my six pack is nowhere to be found and is probably still hibernating (and has been for years). In lieu of warmer weather and springtime clothes, it’s time to start focusing on my core. Our core is responsible for providing stability to our entire […]

Weights - Fitness Friday
[ 10 ] 04/04/2014

Weights – Fitness Friday

  You’ve all seen them at the gym, right? The well toned girls lifting weights over in the corner with the guys….It’s Fitness Friday and we are going to talk about some of the reasons why the girls over there lifting weights are so cool! By the way, I’ve always been one of the girls […]

Walking vs. Running
[ 6 ] 03/30/2014

Walking vs. Running

Walking vs. Running: Which is better? While this may be the million dollar question, the reality is that it all comes down to what you want to accomplish. Aerobic activity added into any routine has been proven to promote weight loss, improve sleep, elevate mood, boost energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and […]

Kick-Ass April: Firm & Tone Your Ass with Our FREE Workout Calendar @shrinkingjeans #fitness #butt #ass #workout #calendar
[ 12 ] 03/30/2014

Kick-Ass April {monthly workout calendar}

Are you ready to have a firm and fabulous gluteus maximus? Never fear, hot buns are just around the corner! We are kicking ass this April with our fierce, FREE workout calendar and we are challenging YOU to kick some serious butt, too! We’ve got THREE exercises for you…  click on the titles for demonstrations! […]

Just Walk
[ 2 ] 03/30/2014

Just Walk

You know how you sign up to be on an email list and then your box is flooded with stuff you don’t even look at? That’s how it was with me. Every night, I would delete, delete, delete email after email without even looking at them. In one of my new goals for the new […]

5 Tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Running
[ 0 ] 03/27/2014

5 Tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Running

Has spring sprung where you live?  The first official day of spring was about a week ago so I promise spring really is coming she writes in an attempt to believe it herself.  Hopefully you aren’t still digging out from the latest winter storm but are beginning to see some warmer weather and increased sunshine. […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 5 ] 03/25/2014

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

It’s been a little while since I’ve been excited for a Toot Your Horn Tuesday, but I am excited this week. It feels good to want to tell you all something good that I’ve done. I walked the Shamrock Shuffle with a friend from high school. It was my first walk outside in many months. […]

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts
[ 1 ] 03/24/2014

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts

Fellow Shrinkers, let’s see a show of hands for those of us who are always looking for ways to break through the boredom we all know exercise can sometimes be. We see many posts about the importance of switching up your workout play list. Today, I am sharing my top 10 NON-music podcasts that are […]