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10 Healthy Gift Giving Ideas

in the spirit of the holidays, i put together a list of 10 recommended healthy gift giving ideas. each of these items encourages healthy living; and i personally would burst at the seams if i found any of them under my tree.

while it is a bit late to be doing your holiday shopping on the eve of Christmas, i hope you will keep this fantastic companies and products in mind the next time you are looking to buy a gift.

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Lululemon Studio Racerback Tank Review

this week i am kicking off december, with a yoga challenge.  and because we are talking about yoga, i thought it only appropriate to introduce a recommended yoga top. i don’t always yoga with a tank, but if i do, this is my tank of choice.  the studio racerback tank from lululemon.

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Getting Back to the Basics with a Beginners Yoga Challenge

this december, and in 2016, i am making a commitment to yoga. historically, yoga and i have had an unstable relationship; but the further along we get in our relationship, the more i’ve realized why i keep going back for more. i know where i want to go from here, and i have set some goals to help me get there.

to advance my yoga practice, i first have to take it back to the basics and master the asanas that are the foundation of the practice. from december 1 – 24 i will join a group of yogis in the Beginner Yoga 2015 Challenge. every day a new pose. i welcome others to join me.

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Gear Finder – Get Lost in Green

find the recommended activewear from previous post… “Get Lost in Green”

NIKE DRI-FIT RELAY TANK   *   LULULEMON IN FLUX JACKET

LULULEMON WUNDER UNDER PANT   *   BROOKS GHOST 8 RUNNERS

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Nike Dri-Fit Relay Tank

Purchase at www.eastbay.com for $27.99

Purchase similar, the Teaser Tank from Montiel Activewear for $28

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Why Many Athletes Hate (yet still can’t give up) Yoga

two and a half years ago my days as a high intensity athlete became numbered due to injury, so i decide to try out yoga. for two and a half years i have been an on-again, off-again yogi. for two and a half years i have vacillated between loving yoga, and hating yoga. and after two and a half years, and a particularly challenging class this week, i have decided to discuss some of the reasons that i, and many athletes, hate (yet still can’t give up) yoga.Read More »

Get Lost in Green

portland. where it is cool to…

keep it weird,

have purple hair,

wear your granddad’s clothes,

and get lost in green.

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Gear Finder – Good Exercise for Bad Knees

find the activewear from previous post… “Good Exercise for Bad Knees”

ADJUSTABLE HANDFUL SPORTS BRA   *   ALO UNDERTONE LEGGING

IVIVVA TUMBLIN TANK   *   BROOKS GHOST 8 RUNNERS

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TunesDay – Work B$@tch

Music makes us move. Moving makes us healthy. Music makes us healthy.

This week’s motivational song is…

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Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe Review

the quest for the perfect pair of runners can be a tedious one. every foot is different. every runner is every different. and all shoes are not created equal. i have tried many different shoes throughout my years. most recently it has been the Brooks Ghost 8 that I picked up in magnetic blue.

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Good Exercise for Bad Knees

“just wait until you turn 30,” everyone said. “that’s when everything starts to go downhill.” i refused to believe them. i was the exception to the rule. i was in better shape than most.  i was fit. i was strong. and i took good care of my body.  but there was one thing i didn’t account for – my joints.  joint problems are a commonality amongst lifetime athletes; and although i had never had any orthopedic issues in my life, i celebrated my thirtieth on crutches, a week after having microfracture surgery on my right knee.  ever since i have been trying to replace all of the good exercises that were previously performed on my good knee, with good exercises that could be performed on my bad knee.

discovering exercises that were knee friendly was not a challenge.  but discovering knee exercises that were knee friendly and that i actually enjoyed was a huge feat.

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