I love running. It’s honestly one of the easiest workouts. Where I live, I can just slap on my sneakers, head out the door and hit one of my favorite running routes. I have a beautiful (and hilly) preserve right near my house, and in bad weather there is always the gym and treadmill. I love signing up for races, even just your local 5K to have a training goal in mind. I also love that running, as a workout, requires minimal effort to get started, and you do not need a ton of equipment. But there are some essentials that will make your training even easier, so I am so excited to share my list of must have running gear.
The post was sponsored by BODYARMOR. As always, all opinions are my own.
MUST HAVE RUNNING GEAR
Disclosure: Momma To Go is a Tough Mudder Affiliate. As always, opinions are all my own.
Last spring, I received a Facebook notification that someone tagged me in a post, asking me to join their Tough Mudder team. Despite having no idea what Tough Mudder was, I instantly replied, HELL NO. I’m not really tough and I don’t love mud. Fast-forward a few weeks, when working out with some of those signed up for the race, the trainer complimented me and said “Harmony, you are so strong.”
That really resonated with me. And for some reason connected me back to the Tough Mudder invite.
I went home and signed up.
And honestly, it was one of the best things I HAVE EVER DONE. So I am excited to share my Tough Mudder Long Island experience with you, to give readers my best Tough Mudder Tips, and to encourage you to check out this awesome event!
Tough Mudder Long Island
As far as fitness goes, I have a wide variety of interests. I like to run, ride my bike, I go to Zumba once a week and I work out at Crunch as well. I do a small group training class on Sundays and I try to incorporate some weight training throughout the week. But one of my favorite activities is a Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga session!
SUP Yoga Long Island
Last week, as I was completing a 9-mile run on the treadmill, I started brainstorming ideas for upcoming posts. I want to write about our trip to Legoland, I still have some Hawaii posts to put out and I need to write something about long flights with kids (I have awesome tips!!!). But, I realized, first and foremost, I must write my thoughts on training for a half-marathon.
Disclaimer: I have two successful half-marathons under my belt. I am currently training for my third, which is in two weeks. I am not a physician, nor am I a personal trainer. I am just sharing my amateur experience. I hope you realize that if I can do it, so can you!
Half-Marathon Training Tips
I know this is the time of year for the New Year, New Me resolutions. I get it. I love the fresh start of the New Year. I probably should eat a little better in 2017. Cook a little more. Drink less wine & I legitimately am going to try to read more. But as far as fitness goes I’m in a pretty good groove. In 2016 I ran two half marathons (the Long Island Half Marathon and the AmeriHealth Atlantic City Half). I ran countless 5Ks, the Bellmore Striders 4th of July 4 miler, and the New Hyde Park 8K. I consistently worked out at least three times a week. But it’s taken me years to get into my workout groove. And today I am going to share with you my NUMBER ONE fitness tip for staying active.
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My #1 Fitness Tip
I am so excited to write my first fitness related post! I have so many ideas for fitness articles, and inspired by the Half-Crazy Mama (who has an awesome blog reviewing all of her races), I first want to share my review of the AmeriHealth NJ Atlantic City Half Marathon.
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AmeriHealth Atlantic City Half Marathon