Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fed Up - The Movie




written by runnergirl training


I recently watched the movie Fed Up and was both enlightened and surprised to learn about the supersaturation of sugar in the American diet. Yes, we know as a nation Americans consume excessive sugar. But this film shows how it is insidious in our lives and our bodies' reaction to it.

Being so struck by this movie I immediately reduced the sugar in my food choices & ate more meals cooked at home and within a week lost both body weight & percent body fat. I did not change my level of fitness but only made a conscious effort to consume less sugar and eat real food (not processed or from a box) cooked at home.

I encourage you to watch this movie and see if there are changes in your life that you can make to keep your body healthy for many years.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tommie Copper Men's Active Fit Shirt Review


written by runnergirl training

This is my friend’s review of the Tommie Copper men’s Active Fit short sleeve crew shirt. It was provided to my friend who wore it running, to the gym, hiking and cycling. He reported it to be a comfortable fit without any chafing or restriction of movement. He said the fabric kept him cool while under direct sunlight and quickly wicked away sweat.

This was his first Tommie Copper experience and he is very impressed with the high quality and performance of the product. He recommends it to anyone seeking a performance shirt that really delivers!

Tommie Copper Compression Tank Review


written by runnergirl training



This is my review of the Tommie Copper women’s recovery compression tank top. They provided it to me to review. I wore it to play sports, running, gym activity classes, cycling and hiking. It is an impressive performance shirt! The compression is great not too tight and allows for freedom of movement. It is moisture wicking and keeps your skin dry. The fabric is soft & comfortable!

I have purchased several Tommie Copper products and I highly recommend this item!


New Balance Shoe Series Replacement Chart

This is a helpful New Balance chart to show which current shoe series have replaced previous ones.

Talent vs Training Video




Patellar Tendonitis

Here's great info for patellar tendonitis.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Breathing Pattern

Check out this article about breathing patterns when running!


Back On My Feet

Back On My Feet is a non-profit organization that uses running to reach individuals who are homeless. Running is used to empower them through the challenging circumstances they face.

Participating in the program enables individuals to gain opportunities to change their lives in positive ways. Back On My Feet has an inspiring story of starting in Philadelphia in 2007.

Check out ways to get involved! They have chapters all across the US! Such an amazing organization that literally helps people get back on their feet!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

BSX Athletics Clinic Review



This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the RunningETC Endurance Foundations course. It was an informative clinic that introduced a great foundation for understanding the conceptual and scientific basis of endurance training.

If you’re a local area runner, I encourage you to check it out next time it’s offered in the Dallas area this fall. The speakers included were from the the Texas Running Center, University of Houston – Clear Lake, and BSX Athletics.

Coach Joe Boyle from The Texas Running Center focused on the biomechanics of running and the correction of it through microfiber release techniques. He performed a demonstration to illustrate the immediate performance improvements from the techniques.

Dr. Terry Dupler professor at the University of Houston – Clear Lake spoke about the energy systems used during endurance sports such as running and cycling. Also the importance of lactate threshold training was presented through various research data.

Nicole Gould gave some nutritional basics and practical applications for endurance performance.

It was an informative clinic and I highly recommend BSX Athletics training!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Endurance Training Clinic

Join me THIS Saturday, July 20th at the Bob Duncan Recreation Center in Arlington, TX for an endurance training clinic!

USA Track and Field, the Texas Running Center and BSX Athletics have joined forces to create RunningETC, an endurance training curriculum. The introductory Endurance Foundations Course takes place this weekend and I'm going!

It will cover:


  • Applied physiology (methods for understanding, measuring, and driving the adaptations of training)
  • Biomechanics (efficient running form and motor skill development)
  • Sports nutrition


Attendees will participate in interactive  presentations on each topic followed by skills sessions to reinforce what we've learned. By moving beyond the academic and emphasizing real-life application, coaches and athletes will learn the skills critical for taking their performance to the next level.


So... What’s in it for you?
  • A great opportunity to re-visit the foundational techniques and principles that guide endurance training.
  • Interactive presentations along with 'break out' sessions for useful, practical application.
  • A foundation for 3 levels of advanced certification that will provide participants the most advanced skills/knowledge in endurance training.
  • A great opportunity to meet with and connect with local area coaches, runners and medical professionals

For more information and to register to join me at the clinic, please visit http://www.etcseries.com



Meeting Jeff Galloway



Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to meet renown running author & researcher Jeff Galloway.

RunOn Dallas running store hosted a book signing. He is incredibility knowledgeable on a variety of fitness, running, training, program design, nutrition, etc topics. His books can be purchased on his website.

Lots of people asked him their fitness training and he had a definitive, research based answer for each of them. I am very impressed with his extensive knowledge and willingness to share with each individual. And thanks to RunOn for hosting such an inspiring author!


Running Through Depression

Running through difficult times assists in giving a positive outlook.