Carlsbad 5000 5k

Well it’s official…I cannot stop registering for races. They’re always SO fun, the crowd alone does enough to pump you up during the run, you’re surrounded by fellow runners who love running as much as you do…what’s not to love!! This race makes my 3rd this year so far, and I’m just getting started ❤

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My Favorite Post-Run Stretches

Running is one of my most favorite activities to do to stay fit and overall healthy. I usually run about 3-5 times a week depending on the week, but I will have to admit that I have not ran at ALL since my half marathon 3 weeks ago. Sigh. By the time I actually felt like running again (because my legs hated me after that race haha), I came down with a really bad cold. I have a race tomorrow too, and thank goodness its only a 5k because with this cough + how tired I feel, I don’t know how I’d do more than 3 miles and survive!

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Finding Your Perfect Yoga Mat

So you’re ready to invest in a yoga mat, or you’re ready to upgrade to a “real” yoga mat (see ya, slippery wal-mart mats!). Either way, you’ve come to the right place. There are tons and tons of yoga mats to choose from, and if you’re like me you usually go for the brightest/most colorful thing out there. Which is fine for mats, as long as you do some research first before splurging. But Becca, I don’t want to take the time to research! That’s fine because I did it for you! You can thank me later. Maybe owe me some Starbucks. Continue reading

How To Pick (and stick with) A Yoga Style

Yoga is such a beneficial way to rejuvenate, revitalize, and restore your being – mind, body and soul. There are 8 major styles of yoga and so many benefits can be reaped from each one. But I’ve got four you should familiarize yourself with, and you can choose which one(s) to start working into your weekly fitness regime!

If you’re reading this, you’re either a beginning yogi who is interested in learning basic movements to develop into a practice or you’re an intermediate yogi wanting to define your practice into a specific yoga style. And if you’re neither one of those, well hi anyways and welcome to understanding yoga styles 101 🙂 Make sure to follow my Yoga Inspiration board on Pinterest for poses, yoga during pregnancy, yoga benefits, and yoga for specific parts of your body (ex: back, hips).

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10 Reasons Why 5k Runs Are Awesome

I think that 5k’s are my favorite thing to run. They’re quick, relatively easy (depending on your terrain) and the best way to work on race speed and PR! If I could run a 5k race every weekend, I would! But then I would go broke, and that wouldn’t be cool. 😛

There’s this great park/golf course minutes from my house that I frequent for 5k training. The terrain is a mix of trail, pavement and cement, and has a couple different routes to take in case I get bored of the scenery. Which I do. It’s also insanely packed with other runners, walkers, dog walkers and whoever during peak times (just before golden hour and early morning) so I usually try and go just before sunset to beat the crowd.

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