From Erin

Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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5 Motivation Hacks That Really Work

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We all have our moments when we're just not motivated, right? When the gym just seems so far away and even doing a home workout seems like too much work. I know there are definitely times when I'd rather curl up on the couch with some Vincent D'Onofrio and Law & Order: Criminal Intent than even …
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From Stats to Fat: Is Your Fitness Tracker Causing Weight Gain?

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I've never been much for tracking the stats when it comes to my health and fitness. I always have a general idea of my weight and my target heart rate, but never worry about things like calories I eat, the number of steps I take or the number of calories I burn during a workout. I go more by my …
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The Lure of Forbidden Fitness Fruit

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We Fit Bottomed Girls have never been shy about sharing our setbacks and frustrations when it comes to injuries and illnesses. We're only human, so it makes sense that our mortal selves get injured or sick or deal with stupid illnesses and have to reevaluate our workouts and goals from time to time. …
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What to Expect in a Water Fitness Class (and Why It’s Not Just for Old Ladies)

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I recently took my first water aerobics class, a to-do on my list that I've been putting off for reasons of fear or not knowing what to expect. I know it's silly, but there's always a bit of a mental barrier to trying something new --- and when it's something like a class where you actually have to …
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Workout I Did: Prenatal Workout with Stability Ball

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So my workouts have taken a bit of a hit lately. I suffered from an awful cold I couldn't kick, and then once that was done a sore throat set in. It's going on four weeks of that now, and after seeing an ENT the other day, it's been attributed to acid reflux. (I've been getting tips from Tish!) So …
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