Are you bouncing back from an injury and feeling frustrated? It’s normal to compare your endurance today to your endurance pre-injury. Prescribed rest and taking it easy just feels like your hard work invested in maintaining speed and power is fading away. And once you’re cleared to train again, it’s tempting to rush the recovery […]
How to Get Into the Zone The first time Amy Hastings ran the 2012 marathon trials in preparation for the London games, she placed fourth, missing the top third qualifying spot by one minute and thirty-nine seconds. But it was a different story four years later, when she found her zone during the 2016 marathon […]
The State of Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, born in 1934, spent his childhood in Europe, during World War II. He was shipped off to an Italian prison camp when he was seven years old where he observed how adults were incapable of coping with war’s destruction. This observation led him to ask, “What made life worth living?” […]
What is Mental Discipline and Toughness? Researchers sought to define mental discipline and toughness. So they gathered responses from a focus group of ten elite athletes and identified the main characteristics of mental discipline. Developing mental discipline, or mental toughness, trains your mind to control stress, handle pressure, and adversity. You’ll learn about mental toughness from […]
If you struggle with finding time to drive to a gym or balk at the high cost of joining one, home fitness training might be the ideal way for you to get and stay fit. You’ll need a small space, a handful of gym essentials (or none at all), and a few minutes for home […]
If you’re ready to start cycling, here you’ll find a guide to shopping for your first road bike, along with recommendations on the top road bikes for beginners. Before You Start Shopping If you already know that heart-healthy cycling develops your balance, improves your decision making skills, you might just be ready to reap these benefits […]
Daily Motivation and Your Fitness Goals
If you’ve ever started working toward a goal, you know that motivation is high at the beginning. But then eventually, the act of summoning daily motivation and overcoming mental obstacles becomes a workout and chore in and of itself.
Here are two ideas to help with getting your daily motivation.
New runners, this guide’s for you. Here’s the deal.
If you often feel you worked hard all day but didn’t check off anything on your list, these four keys to productivity will leave you feeling focused and accomplished. The 4 Keys to Productivity 1// Plan the night before. If your mornings tend to be hectic, set aside a few minutes in the evening to create the next day’s […]
Women’s Fitness Activewear Nike Victory Shape Bra // Nike Low-Impact Sports Bra // adidas Climalite® Cropped Leggings // New Balance Capris //Nike Knit Loose Tank Top // Puffer Vest //Nike Relay Women’s Running Tank // adidas Triple Threat Keyhole Tank // Nike Dip-Dyed Training Shorts If you’re looking to stock up for next fall, a running puffer vest will keep your […]