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Yoga for Runners

I started practicing yoga after I developed painfully tight hip flexors a few years ago during marathon training. But, I’m far from a yogi and have a lot to learn. So, this weekend I attended the highly informative San Francisco Yoga Conference hosted by the magazine Yoga Journal. (Conferences are held around the U.S. and include many […]

Wheat-Free Holiday Treats

Homemade bread, pasta, gnocchi, shortbread cookies tied up in strings—these are a few of my favorite things. Unfortunately these are the very things that trigger my sinus infections and arthritis-like aches and pains, and cause my husband digestive unrest and malnutrition. Like about three million Americans with celiac disease, our bodies don’t digest wheat and […]

Surviving the Holidays

Here are some great tips to have a festive and fit season. 1. Make a realistic plan and be consistent. Women’s Running columnist and coach Jenny Hadfield recommends giving yourself a realistic running goal of 15 to 20 miles per week during the holidays and keeping a running schedule on the fridge. Your goal should […]

Girls on the Run

This weekend, I did something I've never done before: I waved pompoms and cheered my heart out. As a volunteer at the annual Girls on the Run Lollipop Run in San Francisco's Golden Gate park, I was assigned to be part of the "cheer team" and posted near the finish line of the 1 mile […]

Runner’s Best Friend (or Foe?)

It started out like any other run. I’d taken this route many times—at 6 a.m. in the still-dark morning, nothing beats stumbling out your front door for a neighborhood run. I was winding up the run and feeling quite satisfied that I had squeezed in almost 3 miles while the rest of my family was […]

Testing for the “Sports Gene”

Want to find out which sport your child may be best at in the future? According to this New York Times article, if you visit Atlas Sports Genetics in Boulder, Colo., you can. For a fee of $149, the lab collects DNA from your child via a cheek swab and then analyzes the gene ACTN3, […]

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It’s Not Much of a Stretch

Next time you are chasing a PR at a race, you might consider skipping the popular standing quadriceps stretch. In a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers found that static stretches like these actually decreased leg power. So instead of holding your usual stretches for 30 seconds, opt for more […]

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Run Like a Mom

I’ve recently welcomed a wonderfully charming and surprisingly energetic toddler into my life, and trying to find a time to run is almost as hard as convincing him not to toss his food from the highchair tray. Before our adoption was finalized, my neat and tidy weekly running routine included structured neighborhood runs and various […]