Sunday, May 31, 2009

"Everyone! Everywhere!"

Wednesday June 3, 2009 is being named National Running Day! It's the perfect reason to start being active and help get others to be active. Not a runner? Get a buddy, or two, and create your own walking group! Atlanta is one of the few hosting cities along with Houston, New York, and others. If you live in one of the hosting cities check out what activities are going on around the city and join in on the festivities! So get your shoes, hit the pavement, and help make this a tradition as the first step to a healthier world!

For more information on National Running Day go to For Atlantans go to to find out what activities are going on around the peach capitol! Everyone, Everywhere is encouraged to take part in the inaugural National Running Day including the hosting cities and non-hosting cities!

Happy Running,

Friday, May 29, 2009

"In a while we'll smile, march on another mile..."

Having a kick-ass playlist while running is one of many tricks to ensure you have an awesome run. Pick a variety of tunes you enjoy listening to within different genres. Remixes of popular upbeat songs help to get the blood flowing and promote more energy throughout your body. If you own an IPhone (and like to run with it) you can tune into radio stations or podcast to mix up your music selection. Let loose while running and enjoy your tunes while singing and dancing. To sing along will not only get you pumped and in the moment, but will also help reassure your breathing patterns are consistent and good. The dancing part is only for your amusement. :)

I, personally, like to run to jam bands such as DMB, O.A.R., Goo Goo Dolls, and Matchbox 20. However, I can't forget the infamous rap songs that make me believe I have a little hood in me, or just prove I'm a crazy cajun. :) So, without further ado here is a sample of my current running playlist:

1. All of the Above- Maino ft T-Pain
2. Ants Marching- DMB
3. Beat It- Michael Jackson
4. Bombs over Bagdad- Outkast
5. Campus- Vampire Weekend
6. Cupid's Shuffle- Cupid
7. Crush (Live)- DMB
8. Damn Girl- Justin Timberlake ft. Will-I-AM
9. Two Step Remix- DJ Unk ft T-Pain and Jim Jones
10. Get Me Bodied- Beyonce ft Voltio
11. I Don't Feel Like Dancing- Scissor Sisters
12. I Know You Want Me- Pitbull
13. Let It Rock- Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne
14. Pump It- Black Eyed Peas
15. Proudest Monkey (Live)- DMB
16. Stuntin' Is A Habit- David Banner
17. Tambourine- Eve
18. What Them Girls Like- Ludacris ft Chris Brown and Sean Garrett
19. Shake It- Metro Station
20. Calabria (Remix)- Enur ft. Natasja

Send me a list of a few of your favorite running songs, and I will make a playlist of the week containing your popular songs!! So get your list together and enjoy a kick-ass run!

Happy Running,

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Running Buddy

Running, or even just working out alone, can be boring and non-challenging. A good running buddy can help with motivation as well as entertainment. Your buddy can help motivate you to run further than you thought was possible, or even help you finish that last little bit of the course when you feel completely drained. It's easier to quit when running alone because there is no one there to help push you, or in some cases judge you for quitting :). A good pace allows you to have a conversation, but not continuous talking nor struggling to catch your breath. Some people prefer not to talk while running, but rather have a buddy there for support and motivation. Just having someone along your side can help make your run more enjoyable, and can even add in some competition. :)

However, a running buddy does not necessarily have to be another person. A dog can also serve as an excellent running partner. Not only are you getting a workout, but so is your furry partner. A nice jog will help your dog stay healthy and may even help gain some muscle tone. Just be prepared to stop/ slow down for your canine to relieve itself and sniff everything in sight. So grab a buddy and start running!

Happy Running,

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3 Beer Roux

Running is a readily accessible and simple form of exercise. Regardless if you want to lose weight, or maintain a healthy lifestyle running is made for everyone. The tools involved are simple. All you need is yourself, a good pair of running shoes, somewhere to run, and a little bit of motivation. Before you start you need a roux, a base. Your body is your own temple, I know that sounds lame, so why ruin it. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to a long life. A good diet and some exercise is the roux to your healthy temple. So, I've decided to help with organizing ideas for a healthy running roux for anyone.

First step. Relax. I know not everyone is a runner and the thought may be overwhelming. Our body is made to perform simple motions such as breathing, walking, and running. Running is simply adding speed and force to your walk. Before advancing to running start with good breathing. Breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. It's not always that easy. :) Then start with walking. Need a place a place to walk? Walk around your neighborhood. If you don't live in a neighborhood, or you prefer a different location go to the local park. Take the longer route when walking places. If given the choice, take the stairs not the elevator. Sounds simple enough so start there.

A roux is your base, and the time spent on your roux determines the quality. So with that said relax and have a beer, or two, or three.

Happy Running,