Power Moves

Strength exercises can help you run faster, longer and reduce injury.

A few weeks ago Q of ReÜ agreed to take me on as client (not an easy task considering my lack of coordination and abundance of complaints).  Q is working on my strength as an endurance athlete.  You see, I am accident prone.  And I am heading into my third marathon with hopes to do an ultra 50K a few weeks after that.  I need to stay injury free.  So far, I have not trained for a marathon without injuries.  The first marathon I had IT issues and a groin pull.  The second marathon I had both posterior and anterior shin splints.  This year I am bound and determined to get through a season without anything more than minor aches and pains.  I love Q’s approach to strength training.  He is a great motivator.  His commands are gentile yet effective and his exercises are simple yet powerful.  Many of Q’s routines use your own body-weight which makes them easy to do at home or when you are on your own in the gym.

Below is a little glimpse into my sessions with Q and my other classmate (fellow tough-girl)  Dana.

Q trains out of Level 1 Fitness.  He has small group sessions and is also available for one-on-one by appointment.  Q and ReÜ provide a full-service program for well-being including meal planning, personal training & yoga.  ReÜ’s website is almost ready for launch.  Can’t wait until the launch?   You can contact Q at info@re-u.co or (267) 702-3026.  Also, be sure to go to ReÜ’s Facebook page, more info will be added there soon!

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August Trail Runs: Wits, Queens, Cuckoo’s & Dawgs

August was jam-packed with super fun (crazy) trail races hosted by Pretzel City Sports, Uber endurance Sports, and the Trail Dawgs.  They were all so silly and fun, I’m having a hard time picking my favorite!

July was a lot dirty, a little smelly and I loved it!

July was full of trail & mud runs… I am still finding dirt in strange places…

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ 15th ANNUAL “TOASTIE, TANTILIZING TRAIL TROT “, THE

DOUBLE TROUBLE

15K & 30K TRAIL RUN(S)

Sunday, July 8, 2012 * 9:00 AM *Morgantown, PA
Near swimming Pool @ Hopewell Lake, French Creek State Park

Then there was my 3rd annual Down & Dirty… I just love this race.  

PHILADELPHIA – JULY 15, 2012

FAIRMOUNT PARK, BELMONT PLATEAU

The City of Brotherly Love welcomes the 3rd visit of the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series presented by Subaru at Fairmount Park in the heart of Philadelphia!

Cuz, Louie's First Mud Run - He loved it! - Down & Dirty Mud Run

Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to a little known park with a wide gravel trail and great views:

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19153

July was hot, dirty, and smelly… and I loved every moment of it!  

I can’t wait to see what August brings- starting with…

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ 17TH YEAR OF “MORONIC BEHAVIOUR CLEVERLY DISGUISED AS AN ATHLETIC EVENT”, THE

‛Half-Wit Half’ Marathon
13.1 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA
Sunday, August 12, 2012 * 9:00 AM * No Field Size Limit!
NEW COURSE FOR 2012 – NOT EASIER! JUST NEWER!

Because A Mind is a Terrible Thing…..

Never Prouder to be Called a Dirty Bird

My post Thanksgiving race this year was like no other!  Pretzel City Sports definitely did not disappoint!  Out with the old, lame Turkey Trots and in with The Dirty Bird!!

Hello Charlie!

May 29th I participated in the Charlie Horse 13.1 Trail Run:

11 Plowville, PA (near Reading)  Charlie Horse Point to Point Trail Half Marathon:
It was a HOT and HUMID for this Pagoda Pacers A. C event.  Despite
that, 267 finishers caked with mud and sweat made their  way to the
spring fed pool at the finish line.

While I came in around the middle of the pack, this was one of my favorite runs to-date.  I had a blast and I made some really great new friends!!

Looks like fun??  Go to www.pretzelcitysports.com for upcoming races!