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1 tiny change that’s made a big difference

“Writing is harder on my body than running is. I’m relaxed when I run. But when I write, I tend to hunch over my laptop, unconsciously flex certain random muscles, just basically distort my body into cramped, unnatural positions. Lately, … Continue reading

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A cool thing that happened when I hopped off the yoga treadmill

There’s a Chinese parable I read somewhere once about a farmer whose only horse ran away. “What terrible news!” his neighbors said. But the farmer replied, “Who knows what’s good or bad? Only time will tell.” The next day the … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon training: Week 1

There’s nothing like knowing you’ve got a marathon coming up in seven weeks to help you lock down your willpower on a weekend with not one but two huge family holiday gatherings full of goodies. Last time I ran this … Continue reading

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From fat to fit: a yoga instructor’s journey

It’s hard to imagine yoga instructor Megan Hunter, a 22-year-old triathlete who teaches sports nutrition at Saint Francis University, as anything but fit. But when I was talking to her for a recent story on office yoga, Hunter told me … Continue reading

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Running along a rising river, the pleasures of car-free commuting and an amazing hamstring stretch

Right now, sitting out on the deck of a Venice, Florida couple we consider to be friends as well as relatives, I’m increasingly torn between taking a few days off to let my hamstring fully heal and trying that 30-20-10 … Continue reading

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DIY outside yoga

I told myself that I’d treat yoga class like a doctor’s appointment. No skipping, or my neck would pay the price. But I didn’t really want to go, didn’t want to be cooped up in that room — especially after … Continue reading

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Yo-yo yoga

I hate this new yoga class. Correction: The class is not new. I am new to it. The teacher tells us to let go of any judgments we may have, but I can’t stop judging her. Her voice reminds me … Continue reading

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Swim drill that enhances yoga, running

I know if I want to get better at swimming I need to get out a kickboard once in a while, but it took a running book to actually make me do it. And my motivation had less to do … Continue reading

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Yoga pose for triathlon transition

So I put new shoelaces in my running shoes before Sunday’s triathlon — you know, the kind that lets you slip your shoes on without tying them — and while they did save me from tying the laces I still … Continue reading

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Yoga breaths in the pool

If the key to yoga is breathing, isn’t that even more true in swimming? In swimming, as in yoga, it’s body movement that attract the most attention. Strong, elegant limb placement — or in my case, the lack thereof — … Continue reading

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