Archive for June 2009

Heading to Heathrow

Heading to Heathrow Day One Today begins the Reske family European adventure: Seven countries in four weeks with four kids. The possibilities are exponential. I can remember the exact place Dave and I were when we dreamed up the idea of taking our family to Europe. It was on the beach in Puerto Rico in January. We were lounging on the beach, soaking up the rays, still adjusting to the fact that just a few hours before, we had left a typical single-digit frigid ..read more

Pre-Race and Race Day Tips

Pre-Race and Race Day Tips Week #8 It’s finally upon us – the week of the Sharon Timlin 5K race!  You may be feeling a number of emotions during this week, ranging from excitement to nervousness to uncertainty.  New runners have a lot of questions before their first race – what should I expect? What should I wear? What should I be eating this week? How much should I run? How do I plan for the weather? What if I’m not familiar with the course? This blog ..read more

Stretching and Strength Training

Stretching and Strength Training Week #7 Two important fitness components that you should begin to include along with your running are stretching and strength training. Below you’ll find some helpful information on both: Stretching Stretching helps you stay flexible and prevent injuries. Ideally, you should stretch for about 10 minutes before your run, and ten minutes after. If you only have time to stretch once, howwever, the best time to stretch is after your run, This is because your muscles have had a chance to warm up, and be ..read more