Why Running With Muscle?

When I first started running, it helped me face personal issues and deal with life’s stress. Which was atfirst good mentally. But two things happened: I was told that small meant fast and I was told that theway to be a better runner was lots of mileage. Those misconceptions gave me body image issues andinjuries. And that just decreased my self-confidence and made me feel like not a competent runner. And I see it over…

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Tackling the World Marathon Challenge

You might have heard that, in February of 2022, I’m taking part in the World Marathon Challenge, which is running 7 marathons on 7 continents (yes, all 7!) in 7 consecutive days. Even though February might seem like a ways off, it’s coming pretty fast, and I need to be ready physically and mentally.  If you’re wondering why I chose to participate in this challenge, you’re not alone! It’s going to be physically and mentally…

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Running With Muscle Featured in CrossFit Journal

After finishing a marathon first in her age group, Karly Wilson looked at the women next to her on the podium and noticed she was bigger—more muscular—than her fellow competitors. The 28-year-old weighs 125 lb. That’s 35 lb. more than when she started running six years ago. Rather than slowing her down, the muscle has made her faster and less prone to injury, she said. “People have to know that there is a healthier way…

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