In January, I shared this post about ClassPass, which launched in Minneapolis/St. Paul in January. I was excited to be given a free month to try it out. Since then, a few of you have asked what I thought of it and if I have continued with it after the trial month. This post is all my ramblings to answer that question! (PS: I also got a free ClassPass tank top! Full Continue Reading
Featured Fit: Getting a “Tune-up” at Orthology
Like many athletes, I have had my fair share of injuries, but the one that seems to plague me the most is the darn IT band. By really focusing on core and gluteal strength as well as the occasional A.R.T. & Graston treatment, I have usually been able to mitigate this issue. However, when I was offered a complementary tune-up at Orthology, I knew that I wanted them to focus on the ol' IT band Continue Reading
Fit Fanatic: #TBT- Fitness From a Young Age!
It is time for a little #TBT, i.e. Throwback Thursday! Let me tell you, I have been a fitness fanatic for a very long time.... Did anyone else work out to the "Get in Shape Girl" cassette tape? Well, I did! I would fill the hand weights with water, and do my bicep curls in my little leotard. I think there was lots of stretching, legs lifts, and jumping rope. Teach 'em at a young Continue Reading
Fit Fanatic: New Year’s Day Run in the Freezing Cold.
By Jess in MinneapolisHappy New Year! We are going through a crazy cold spell here in Minneapolis. The high on New Year's Day was only 0 degrees, and when I woke up, it was -7 with a "feels like" temperature of -20. I would normally just head to the treadmill, but a few brave souls had organized a New Year's Day run to start off 2014, and I didn't want to miss out on the....fun? Fun? Is that Continue Reading
Fit Fanatic: Back to Running and Some Fall Apple Picking
**First of all, I forgot to congratulate my sister Cresta on the blog on her finish at the Milwaukee marathon last week, and today, my sister Erin at the Chicago marathon! Way to go sisters! With the recent focus on posting about Berlin, I realized that a whole week has past since I returned, and I haven't filled you in on any news post-marathon #15! Fitness: I took a week off from running Continue Reading
Fit Fanatic: Back To Basics- the Long Run
By Jess in MinneapolisHappy Sunday friends! Did you have a long run yesterday? I had a 17 mile run, and it was great! It's been awhile since I could say that...summer longs runs so far have been kind of tough for me this season, with the heat getting the best of me more often than not. But yesterday morning was unseasonably cool for July, and it made a world of a difference!I realize that not Continue Reading
Fit Fanatic: Dome Delight!
By Cool J in MinneapolisAnother cold day in Minneapolis means another workout at the Dome!I gave you all the gory details in this POST, but here are the basics and some useful links again:http://runmdra.org/files/Dome_Handout_11-12.pdfhttp://www.runmdra.org/index.php/programs/12-dome-runningEvery Tuesday and Thursday through March 21 MDRA (Minnesota Distance Running Association) Continue Reading