Category: Work It Out

Popping Painkillers Post-Workout? Try This Instead. Here’s Why!

Popping Painkillers Post-Workout? Try This Instead. Here’s Why!

Popping painkillers post-workout? Your pain-relieving habit may be causing more harm than help. Recent research shows that popping painkillers may prevent or slow muscle growth and cause significant liver damage and headaches. Moreover, another study with mice actually showed that those with injured muscle tissue who […]

How to Prep for a 5K in 3 Weeks

How to Prep for a 5K in 3 Weeks

Growing up, I was always playing some kind of sport. This meant that I was running a lot, so I inhaled a lot of ice cream. I could afford the calories, right? So then why was running so hard? I would sign up with my dad […]

My Favorite Workout Motivation

My Favorite Workout Motivation

It’s time to go to the gym. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks mostly inside, making the excuse that I was “too tired” to run. Sure, I went to the gym three times each week, but I wasn’t running all that much. I was […]

What I’ve Learned in My First Full Year of Running

What I’ve Learned in My First Full Year of Running

In 2016, I started running on a more consistent basis. I ran 3 5ks: one near a museum, one at a state park, and one further north at Thanksgiving. As the year went on, I ran both outside and at the gym, sometimes alone and […]

Me In 2016: My Transition into a Healthier Lifestyle!

As of last Thanksgiving, I inhaled as much cheese as humanly possible, was still eating meat on a regular basis, and wasn’t really working out. I was happy, especially in my relationship, but I felt like I could be happier with my body. 2016 was […]

Small Town Life: 10 Things to Do This Weekend

It can seem daunting to find things to do when you’re living in a small town. Sure, you could do your normal workout, go out to eat, or maybe see a movie, but there has to be more than that! Dave and I are always […]

Why I'm Becoming A Morning (Workout) Person

“I hate working out. I don’t have time.” “Eating healthy is too much work.” “Waking up is so hard, why make it more difficult?” I’ve often found myself asking all of that whenever I get into a slump, but I’ve also been able to find […]