Pure Barre and Running

By now most of us {I assume} has heard of Pure Barre.  The workout using the ballet bar, that cute little red ball, that looks similar to the red bounce ball we played with on the school yard {only smaller} and the stretching bands.  Yep, that’s the one.  Well I am a HUGE fan of Pure Barre and I have been incorporating the workout with my running for over a year now.  Wow, what a difference. Benefits of Pure Barre for running … {my version} Stamina Stronger core Arm strength while using when running Killer calf muscles Ankles {finally} Lean legs Toned Strong hamstrings, glutes and quads Toned inner thighs Great buttocks {that Pure Barre ledge} Running is not a new thing for me, I have actually been running for years.   I was running in my 20’s often and then again in my 30’s.  It wasn’t until the last almost…  Read More…

When A Training Run Turns Into A Walk

*Note* The winner of the Ultimate Runner’s Giveaway has been chosen and is announced at the end of this post. We have all been there, we have all had them.  You know what they are, the days that we head out to train for an up-coming run and end up just not getting it done.  Instead of just throwing in the towel when a bad “running” day hits, we can just walk it out or like Taylor Swift sings “shake it off“.  This is exactly what I did while out on my latest run.  I had every intention of topping my 5 miles and going further.  I had just come off the weekend of back to back GREAT runs and some Pure Barre classes, however Tuesday morning had me finding out that my legs were just not into it {my calves to be exact}.  I found myself turning off my…  Read More…

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