Mizuno Wave Sayonara Review

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. As you can see, I'm a bit of a Mizuno fan. From the Wave Rider 15s to the Wave Inspire 9s, their sneakers have seen me through both of my half-marathons and one of my relay races, and the training for each, without a single lost toenail. I call that a running miracle! When I got the opportunity to try the brand's new Wave Sayonara sneaks right before they ...continue reading

The Ultimate Endurance-Boosting Treadmill Workout

The bad news: The group fitness instructor training that was supposed to take place this weekend was postponed due to an instructor injury. The good news: I guess I’ll have something to look forward to in early 2013! AND that gave me time to try out a new treadmill workout. Since I moved this summer, I’ve become somewhat of a running snob. Either that, or I had O.D.’d on the treadmill during my time in New York. I ...continue reading

Play Time! 30-Minute Outdoor Circuit Workout

The days are getting warmer and lasting longer, meaning it’s an ideal time to put your gym membership on hold (or put your exercise DVDs on the shelf) and take your workouts outdoors! The only problem with this plan: Running, walking or biking for miles on end can quickly get boring, and the muscles you challenged with the free weights and/or machines might not get as solid of a workout if you fall into a cardio rut. My solution: ...continue reading

The “Time Flies When You’re On a Run” Treadmill Workout

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re all able to enjoy some quality time with loved ones and a few bites of dark chocolate. :) Last Wednesday, 8 p.m. rolled around and I hadn’t done anything about the 3.5 miles on my training plan for the day and was feeling a little less-than-motivated. I was a bit tight from the run the day before, but had a restorative yoga session in the books the next day if I knocked this ...continue reading

Choosy Chews and Movement Motivation

Can You Can Cravings? Your brain may be the most powerful tool you have to fight temptation. Recently, a review of past craving-related research was published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.  Some people create mental pictures of the foods they crave when they desire it. These fantasies are sometimes strong enough to interfere with regularly scheduled brain tasks! While study participants were bombarded with ...continue reading