HIP-PAIN

Why Do My Hips Hurt When Running?

Talk with many female runners and there is a good chance they have many things in common including hip flexor pain. Why? That’s what I am going to unpack here: why do our hips hurt when running?—especially when running while pregnant or postpartum. Short answer: the weight of the baby can pull our hips forward … Read more

Victory Mother Runner Necklace

2022 Holiday Gifts for Runners (+ Mother Runners)

UPDATED November 25, 2022: Holiday shopping season is officially here! With that means it’s time to release my ideas for gifts for runners (and mother runners!).  These gifts for runners are items that have made my life easier or better as a runner and as a mother. They aren’t all specific to running. These are … Read more

tight pelvic floor muscles

Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles in Runners: Symptoms & Solutions

After childbirth, it’s become more common to think about the strength of your pelvic floor. After all, the pelvic floor, the muscles that hold up the contents of your pelvis and have been working overtime for nine months. But this work can lead to weak pelvic floor muscles and also tight pelvic floor muscles which … Read more

sleep and injury

The Importance of Sleep for Running Injury Prevention

When I tore my hamstring in 2019 while training for a marathon, it didn’t occur to me until much later that sleep deprivation may have led to my running injury. Now research is supporting that sleep for athletes is crucial for injury prevention. In the summer of 2019, my mileage doubled from about 50 miles … Read more

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