I am not running at the moment, because I am exclusively breastfeeding and running makes me nauseous. The only explanation I can come up with is that my metabolism is all jacked up enough as it is, and my body can’t handle the extra calorie burn.

BUT. planning on starting back with the running on March 1st. I miss my long-distance runs!

What I love about running is the spiritual aspect. Its amazing to just lean back into the run and yes, RELAX! its totally therapeutic.

I run barefoot (with Vibram Fivefingers) ever since I read “Born To Run”. Life changer, that book! Have you ever read it?

Needing Inspiration

Needing Inspiration

When I got skinny after my first baby, everyone wanted to know – what is your secret?!

It was weird because, THERE REALLY IS NO SECRET. Eat well, be active. Period.

However, there are ways to approach it that are less stressful/complicated than others, and this depends on you as a person.

For me, I feel best and get skinniest when I think of working out as my therapy, as something I GET to do and NEED to do for my whole self, not for burning the muffin I ate for breakfast or that glass of wine from the night before. This mentality keeps exercise from feeling like a total drag and from being this vicious cycle of overeating and running in circles.

I work out because it feels amazing. It releases the stress of my everyday life. It is an enjoyable experience in the moments.

I’m addicted to endorphins.

Right now, its freezing cold and nasty outside in this ugly frigid January. I need some inspiration to keep at my workouts indoors and realize that spring and summer are just around the corner!

Join me in the search for inspiration for the active life, in the celebration of just how therapeutic sweat is!