Strong Core…Strong Body: 10 Minute Core Blaster Workout

Who’s ready to get moving today!? One of the most important things about living an active lifestyle is making sure you’ve got a strong core. Your core is the center of your body and helps support ALL your movement. Bending, squatting, lifting, sitting, standing, running, walking, lunging, twisting… all of it starts with your core. And if it’s not strong, your body isn’t strong and you’re more prone to injury, back problems, hip issues, etc. Continue reading →

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Game On, World: Introducing Nike+ Training

Just when I thought the Nike+ line of products and interactive community couldn’t get any better…

I was wrong.

Nike has done it again. And I believe this particular product is going to revolutionize the way we move and the way we think about working out. I may have even said all those words before about Nike+ when trying to explain all of its awesomeness to my friends, but this one is definitely raising the bar. Again. Continue reading →

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Let the 2012 Chicago Marathon Training Begin!

I think I’m officially a “marathoner”. But to me that means something different than what it’s typically referred to. I’ve seen the title “marathoner” refer to folks who run marathons back to back within weeks of each other. Or folks who’ve won them in record time. I’m definitely in neither of those categories. And it isn’t my goal to fall into those categories either. I run marathons to continue to prove to myself that I can. I run to inspire others to break out of their boxes and tear down their limits. I run to keep from going crazy. Continue reading →

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The Love of the Marathon: 2011 Chicago Marathon Recap

So, I think I’ve finally concluded that running, for me, goes hand in hand with breathing. I need it do it. In order for me to function and for my body to work properly, it’s vitally important that I have it. Running is my oxygen. I may sound like a lunatic for saying all that, but those of you reading this, who run, probably know what I’m talking about. Continue reading →

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So, You Wanna Be a Runner? Announcing: Tuesday Re-Runs with RenewedFitness

Running was always one of my favorite activities. I ran track in middle school and high school, but I was a sprinter. Running fast was a talent, a skill that I’d sort of gotten a “big-head” about when I was younger. My biggest influence was Jackie Joyner-Kersee. I had posters of her in my room and just wanted to make it to the Olympics just like her. I always loved sprinting, but loathed entirely running for than one lap for a warm-up. I’d complain up and down, left and right that I was tired and my legs hurt if I had to run around that track more than once during practice. It was quite funny though, because my coach would only tack on more laps if I kept complaining. My team wasn’t too happy with me on those days. Continue reading →

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