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T³ #012: Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail (Not Anymore!)

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… After a short break for the holidays, welcome back to this weeks T³! I hope after last week, you made the inexpensive yet powerful investment in a foam roller to prepare your body for a run or training session. Or maybe you have used one to speed up recovery… Continue reading T³ #012: Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail (Not Anymore!)

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Turn On Your Butt With Kick-Ass Kettlebell Moves

Why Your Butt is Worth More Than Just Looking Good Your butt, glutes, cheeks, fanny, buns, tooshie, badonkadonk, or whatever else you want to call it has big shoes to fill when it comes to strengthening and optimizing the body. The four primary benefits of strengthening your glutes are; Improving your Posture Preventing Injury and… Continue reading Turn On Your Butt With Kick-Ass Kettlebell Moves

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The 5 F’s to Create Change That Lasts; and No, One of Them Isn’t “F**k It”

You discovered a time where each morning, afternoon and night, feeling like the best version of your potential exists. With each favorable decision you make, you crack a smile and love how empowered it makes you feel. You are unstoppable, regardless of whatever is going on around you. The habits you've built in allow you… Continue reading The 5 F’s to Create Change That Lasts; and No, One of Them Isn’t “F**k It”

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T³ #005: Dehydration and Distance Don’t Mix

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... When taking a day hike, walk, or run in the woods, it is extremely important to pack enough water for your journey. If it is a short journey, such as a sub-5k run, or a leisurely walk, you might be fine without any water to travel with at all.… Continue reading T³ #005: Dehydration and Distance Don’t Mix

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Immediate Takeaways from the Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon

Yesterday I embarked on my first (competitive) half marathon through the trails. Before I go over what I reflected on first, if you have been a part of a race, it is a totally different feeling than going out at your usual pace. For starters, the people around you definitely influence your feet to move a… Continue reading Immediate Takeaways from the Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon

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T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... You are consistently faced with the decision to just stop. What is the purpose of busting your ass and putting so much intense stress on the body? It is so much easier to stop and walk, or not even go out in the first place. There can be a… Continue reading T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

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The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

Your typical gym routine lacks purpose, and you might just be wasting your time. Talk about a bold statement to start, eh? Now let me clear that up real quick before you say, "who the hell does this ginger headed kid think he is? Telling me my goals don't matter, I go all the time… Continue reading The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

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T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

This Week, On Trail Tip Thursday... Learning and controlling how to pace yourself can be one of the tougher aspects of running. It takes time to feel what running speed feels right for you when looking to avoid gasping for air like a fish out of water (that lunge on fire feeling isn't too fun).… Continue reading T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

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Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

Welcome! If this is your first visit to Mindful Trailrunner, I would like to extend gratitude for wanting to see and hear what I have to say. I get it, you might be thinking, "what the heck is trail running?" and at first, I said the same exact thing! Trail Running has one major difference compared… Continue reading Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

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You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”

It's So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It. Has it occurred to you that if you've learned how to ride a bike, it is almost impossible to forget? When you are a kid, it's a right of passage and freedom, especially once those training wheels are popped off. Throw a baseball card in the spokes,… Continue reading You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”