3 Ways I Switch Up My Running

I don’t know about you, but I get bored easily with routine workouts.  Whether that’s running, strength training, fitness DVDs, etc., if I don’t switch things up, I lose motivation. For me, the easiest thing to change is the way I run.  Not only is this good for me mentally, but the changes have also…

Yoga Poses For Your Pretty Muddy Training

Hi Beautiful Pretty Muddy Ladies! I hope your training for the upcoming Dallas race is going well! In my last post, I discussed the benefits of incorporating yoga into your Pretty Muddy training routine.  With all of those benefits, I know we are all dying to start adding yoga into our regular schedule. Even if…

Run-Walk-Run Training

Hi, I’m Sharon, and I’m so happy to join the Pretty Muddy Team! One of my favorite subjects to write about on my blog, Mommy Runs It, is Galloway training. I’m not sponsored or employed by the program in any way – I just love talking about it because it changes lives – including mine….

Transitioning to AM Workouts

Even though getting out of bed at 5:30 am can be painful, I am a huge proponent of morning workouts.  By crossing exercise off my to do list earlier on in the day, I am able to ensure that my evenings are free.  And it also means I’ll be less likely to skip a workout,…

Trying Out Different Cardio Methods

We’ve all heard of cardio and most of us do it either daily, or multiple times a week. We know there is HIIT also, but what else is there when it comes to cardio? Is there more that might help us out with our workouts? Continuous or steady state Training: Basically this means you have an…

5 Tips on Staying Motivated

Hi Everyone! This is my first post with Pretty Muddy and I am honored for this opportunity. Registering for a race whether it is a mud run or a local  5k, 10k, half or full marathon can be intimidating.  When you have finally pressed the submit button – you have not only committed to the…

Run Muddy, Eat Clean

Running isn’t a hobby; it’s a lifestyle. And that lifestyle really entails just staying healthy. I keep myself and my family healthy by making sure that we eat clean. Clean eating is as much of a commitment as running and fitness. Food is fuel. That doesn’t mean that we can’t treat ourselves once in a…

Benefits of Yoga for Runners

According toYoga Journal, “During the course of an average mile run, your foot will strike the ground 1,000 times. The force of impact on each foot is about three to four times your body weight.” No wonder so many runners complain of bad backs, achy knees, tight hamstrings, and sore feet! Most of these lovely…

Beating the Winter Blue

This winter in the Midwest, where I live, has been fairly rough. We definitely come to expect a good deal of snow and cold weather in the winters. The last several years the winters have been rather mild. But this winter has been a game-changer! Here in Ohio we have had a lot of snow,…

Strong is Sexy: Building Lean Muscle Mass

How are all of the pretty ladies doing out there? Are you all killing your training and getting ready to rock out the next Pretty Muddy event in your area? I sure hope so! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about diet and exercise and that thing that everyone talks a lot about…