The Gross Habits of Runners

Running. It can be beautiful, exciting- graceful, even, to watch. But a lot of the time, it is raw, uncensored and downright disgusting. Back in high school, my unwavering dedication to “finish things once you’ve started”, combined with my daily, mounting resentment at joining the track team, defined the beginning of my illustrious love/hate relationshipContinue reading “The Gross Habits of Runners”

Postpartum Body Frustration

While the baby is asleep, I’m on the floor doing mountain climbers, and I’m sweating profusely. I haven’t even changed out of my clothing that I wore on the 10+ hour drive up to Long Island from North Carolina. I switch from mountain climbers to burpees, my bra strap falling down off my shoulder asContinue reading “Postpartum Body Frustration”

5 Myths About Exercising in Cold Weather

Myth #1 – Exercising in cold weather is bad for you. FALSE. Just because the weather is cold outside doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad for you to go for a run. Just be sure to warm up properly – either by doing some dynamic stretching or by easing into your run at a slow pace before building upContinue reading “5 Myths About Exercising in Cold Weather”

Improving Your Diet with Modern Lifestyle Choices

The following is a guest article, submitted by one of RJR’s readers. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, follow the guidelines listed here. Today, life moves at fast pace; and while it may be easier to buy a hamburger and french fries – the easiest way isn’t always the best way. If you have these kinds of habitsContinue reading “Improving Your Diet with Modern Lifestyle Choices”