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Biofreeze Trio

Easing Post-Workout Soreness with Biofreeze

Nothing beats the feeling of a tough workout–when you feel completely exhausted, and you know you’re going to feel it the next day! However, when the feeling next day is soreness that lingers and interferes with daily activities, it’s time to turn to something topical like Biofreeze® and some good old-fashioned foam rolling and self massage! […] Read more…

Don't Do These 10 Things When You Have a Running Injury

Don’t Do These 10 Things When You Have a Running Injury

RUN! Who am I kidding? I know that you’re going to try to do it anyway. 🙂 Seriously– if many years of running has taught me anything, it’s that continuing to run when you are battling a running injury will only make your recovery longer. Sign up for every race you can find __ weeks out from […] Read more…

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN DECEMBER 22, 2015 BY JESSICA MORRISON LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) Traveling is one of the most important gifts I want to provide for my children. As the child of a commercial airline pilot, we traveled A LOT as children. I learned so much from seeing our country and other parts of the world, and I want my children to have the opportunity to do that too. That being said, traveling with younger children is not always easy (shocking I know!). Animal Planet Neck Support Pillow, Children’s Neck Pillow, Giraffe, Machine Washable, Soft and Plush, Brown ReTrak ETAUDFSHRK ReTrak Animalz Retractable Volume Limiting Children’s Headphones Harry Potter Coloring Book = Trailmaker Boys’ Shark Camo, Multi, One Size I have learned over our trips that there are some things that help make the trip a little easier for both kids AND parents. Here are some of my travel essentials for younger children: Bubble Bum booster seats— I discovered the portable Bubble Bum car seats a few years ago, and they have been a lifesaver when traveling! If you rent a car at your final destination, the add-on charge for car seats and booster seats can be exorbitant, and you can never really be sure what you’re getting. The Bubble Bum car seat is inflatable, so you can compress it for traveling and blow it up when you reach your final destination! Good kid headphones— Whether you’re pro screen time or not, faced with a long flight, comfy headphones for your child can go a long way! Keeping them entertained, while protecting their ears, can be a godsend! We like the ReTrak headphones because the boys think they are comfy, and I feel good about the fact that there is a maximum decibel level to protect their hearing! Bonus: they have a retractable cord. :-) Kids neck pillows— If you’re lucky, you child(ren) will fall asleep at some point on your flight. They have super floppy necks, so a good neck pillow can keep them propped up and sleeping. I love these little ones— they are just the right size and cute to boot! Coloring materials— Never underestimate the power of new coloring books and a fresh box of crayons. I like to go to our local Christmas Tree Shop or Michaels to stock up with the $1 ones, that way there’s no love lost if they get left on the plane! If your children are a bit older, there are some great more advanced coloring books (usually near the front with the mandala ones). My oldest son fell in love with the Harry Potter one! Child-size backpack— You have enough stuff to carry as it is, make sure you child has an appropriately sized backpack to fill with their own items (stuffed animal, books, small toy, coloring supplies). I think it’s a good idea to get them started at a young age being responsible for some of their own items. It’s also very helpful for making sure that they don’t pack too many items to take on the plane! What’s on your essentials list for traveling with young children?TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN DECEMBER 22, 2015 BY JESSICA MORRISON LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) Traveling is one of the most important gifts I want to provide for my children. As the child of a commercial airline pilot, we traveled A LOT as children. I learned so much from seeing our country and other parts of the world, and I want my children to have the opportunity to do that too. That being said, traveling with younger children is not always easy (shocking I know!). Animal Planet Neck Support Pillow, Children’s Neck Pillow, Giraffe, Machine Washable, Soft and Plush, Brown ReTrak ETAUDFSHRK ReTrak Animalz Retractable Volume Limiting Children’s Headphones Harry Potter Coloring Book = Trailmaker Boys’ Shark Camo, Multi, One Size I have learned over our trips that there are some things that help make the trip a little easier for both kids AND parents. Here are some of my travel essentials for younger children: Bubble Bum booster seats— I discovered the portable Bubble Bum car seats a few years ago, and they have been a lifesaver when traveling! If you rent a car at your final destination, the add-on charge for car seats and booster seats can be exorbitant, and you can never really be sure what you’re getting. The Bubble Bum car seat is inflatable, so you can compress it for traveling and blow it up when you reach your final destination! Good kid headphones— Whether you’re pro screen time or not, faced with a long flight, comfy headphones for your child can go a long way! Keeping them entertained, while protecting their ears, can be a godsend! We like the ReTrak headphones because the boys think they are comfy, and I feel good about the fact that there is a maximum decibel level to protect their hearing! Bonus: they have a retractable cord. :-) Kids neck pillows— If you’re lucky, you child(ren) will fall asleep at some point on your flight. They have super floppy necks, so a good neck pillow can keep them propped up and sleeping. I love these little ones— they are just the right size and cute to boot! Coloring materials— Never underestimate the power of new coloring books and a fresh box of crayons. I like to go to our local Christmas Tree Shop or Michaels to stock up with the $1 ones, that way there’s no love lost if they get left on the plane! If your children are a bit older, there are some great more advanced coloring books (usually near the front with the mandala ones). My oldest son fell in love with the Harry Potter one! Child-size backpack— You have enough stuff to carry as it is, make sure you child has an appropriately sized backpack to fill with their own items (stuffed animal, books, small toy, coloring supplies). I think it’s a good idea to get them started at a young age being responsible for some of their own items. It’s also very helpful for making sure that they don’t pack too many items to take on the plane! What’s on your essentials list for traveling with young children?

Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

I just started running regularly again after a few weeks of limited running due to a cranky iliotibial (IT) band. The IT band is a rather large ligament that starts at the iliac crest and runs down the outside of your thigh, attaching to the shin bone (near your knee).   What is Iliotibial band […] Read more…

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Tools for Running Recovery

If you find yourself experiencing some lingering soreness after your weekend long runs, there are some great tools for running recovery that can help you with self-massage and getting rid of some of those aches! Running long is great for building your aerobic endurance and getting used to spending longer periods of time on your […] Read more…

How to Prevent Blisters from Running

Best Ways to Prevent Blisters From Running

Are you where you want to be in your health and running journey? This is a VERY cool and FREE tool to figure out how you’re doing and what you need to do to get to where you WANT to be. It takes less than 2 minutes to fill out —> HEALTHPRINT . I am happy to […] Read more…

Best Shoes to Wear with Orthotics

Choosing the Right Shoe for Orthotics

One thing I never thought of when I got my orthotics was whether or not they would work with my go to running shoes. Admittedly, I have quite the arsenal of sneakers, but my ASICS Gel-Pursues are my favorite, and I really didn’t want to have to give them up! Luckily, choosing the right shoe […] Read more…

Heart Rate Training and Maffetone Method

Heart Rate Training and the Maffetone Method

I mentioned in Monday’s post that I was going to start working on heart rate training, using the Maffetone Method (named for its creator, Phil Maffetone). Why? Well, quite simply– I am sick of feeling like I’m overtraining. The nagging, niggling injuries pop up, you feel drained instead of energized, you know the drill. I […] Read more…

Collapsed arches

Collapsed Arches: What Are They?

So, I mentioned that my recent toenail issue was due indirectly to collapsed arches. While I knew what a collapsed (or fallen arch) was, I wasn’t really sure about exactly how they “collapsed.” Your arch should normally look like an “arch.” When you have been pregnant, carried a lot of extra weight, are a mason […] Read more…

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