Great article about runner Julie Creffield:“Despite my size 18 frame I am a runner,” she wrote on the Huffington Post. “I have in fact been a runner for the last ten years running everything from 5k fun runs to full marathons. I run because I love the feeling of running, I love the community of runners where I have made many friends, but I admit I also run to keep control of my weight, and to help me lead a healthier and happier life.”She has recently launched the website Too Fat To Run which will provide first-time runners with the resources, including safety tips, to make their dreams a reality. The site will also sell merchandise, because, you know, you got to keep the lights on. Actually, one of the coolest things “Too Fat To Run” is doing, merch-wise, is selling runners apparel that provides a range of sizes for plus-sizers (most fitness wear does not clothe women past a size 16 or 18). The idea is to be able to make this business profitable enough to make “stylish, sexy, technical apparel” for plus-sized athletes."What we need are practical solutions where women feel empowered to be more active and where exercise is seen as something enjoyable and fun rather than a chore and something we must do."
I got an email the other day from a reader asking for advice about running her first half-marathon. She said she’d been running a 5K every month since December 2011 and wanted to know if I thought she could be ready to run her first half, the Miami ING (which, looks awesome!), by January 2013, […]
Why Do My Knees Hurt During Lunges?
Kai Wheeler writes:
If you are someone who experiences knee pain during lunges this video will benefit you. There can be many factors that influence knee pain during exercise but I have identified the three most common issues I encounter with my clients. I will show you how to restore tight hip flexors, improve proper weight distribution, strengthen the core stabilizer muscles and finally I will cover the mechanics of a lunge.
Top - Hoop, week ‘20-something’. I couldn’t go to class last week as I was still getting over the awful flu I had. But I made it back this week, and this was ‘Peter Pan Arabesque’. I need to roll forward with my hips more, but there’s a ‘fear factor’ in play here.
Bottom - Silks - week 5? I don’t know what this is called, and I was spinning round like a whirling dervish as my friend tried to take this picture, so it’s not the best. I like the knot-work though, it’s quite soothing on the back.
Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.
I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open.
She is so amazing. Just stops, surveys the obstacle in front of her, and goes for it.
How cute is this shirt?! It’s a new one from ViewSport and it’s currently on sale! Plus, when you workout and sweat, your sweat reveals the words “is here” below the graphic on the front. So cool. (Just remember their shirts run small, so order up!)
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