For many runners, there isn’t really a lot of wiggle room for scheduling their runs. Between work, commuting, family responsibilities, and social commitments, a lot of runs happen when they can… which usually means early in the morning or in the evening.
CATHLIN FITZGERALD (PT & DPT)
Don’t miss out on enjoying where you are in your running because you’re focused on where you’re not. If we did this with everything in life, we would constantly be waiting! Imagine standing in a line your entire life, constantly waiting to be in the same spot as the guy in the next line over. You’d miss out on so much!
As we approach the one-year mark of living in the era of COVID-19, it’s natural to reflect on what’s changed. Our day-to-day lives, most certainly, are all different to varying degrees. The pace of life has slowed down and everyone is spending more time at home.
In a year full of canceled races, virtual challenges, and limited gym access, running looks different for a lot of people. Many are left without purpose or direction for their running. Some had never ventured outside for runs before! As a result, we’ve seen a pattern of similar training errors this year.
Setting and adjusting expectations comes with the territory of working with injured athletes. It's something I have to do with my clients on a daily basis, typically throughout the entire day. So when it came to adjusting my own expectations for my own injury, you'd think I'd be a pro. (Hah).
As someone that lives for summer and the outdoors, I was pretty excited about these shorts. I spend a lot of time in the Adirondacks in the summer, often ending runs jumping off a dock. So shorts that can dry quickly and not stick all over my legs?! Game changer!
I’ve never been one to get attached to a piece of clothing. Generally, I just find something that works, I like it, get one of it, and move on. But I am constantly recommending the Oiselle Flyout bra. I now have three of them! I’ve spoken to many strangers about this sports bra, especially during summer runs, and probably with way too much excitement.
NYC's summer running can be brutal. We’ve got your typical summer heat, but the east coast humidity takes it to the next level. Working heart rates are higher and we’re sweating so much that our clothes are soaked. On days like this, eating right after a run can seem like the last thing you want to do.