5 Healthy “New Runner” Tips

By Francesca Ricotta –  Running properly is easier said than done. There are endless tricks of the trade that extremely helpful for the newbie runners out there that are struggling. The following are 5 tips that will can help new runners go from a hate to love relationship with running. 1. Take in lots of fuel. This is simple math folks. When you burn calories, you need to gain them back by eating nutritious grub. In order to perform well, you must make sure that you should be eating and drinking properly. Feed your body! (this is not an excuse to eat a whole pizza and pint of ice cream after a mile jog) 2. Hydration should be a priority throughout the day not just before and after your run. It’s even more imperative that you hydrate throughout the day to avoid dehydration while working out. You’ll increase your body’s…Keep Reading

#Runlatable: Tissue Trouble

By Francesca Ricotta –  Whether it be a long distance run in the middle of the woods or a calm jog through the neighborhood, unless you pack some tissues you’re pretty much out of luck.  The best way to go is always bring your own, but on my last run I had completely forgotten my usual trick.  In the morning, my routine is to wake up, text Sarah, my best friend since high school who lives a block away to wake her up, and meet her outside for our three mile run.  Before I leave the house I always – no sorry, correction – ALWAYS bring a few tissues neatly folded and tucked into my sports bra for when I get the sniffles (which usually happens).  Yesterday morning I went through my morning routine as usual, except I forgot the tissues. Big mistake.  Sarah and I started our run which is…Keep Reading