Bad Habits

Bad Habits

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When I started writing this post, I tried to come up with a catchy title for about a minute before it occurred to me that you can’t sugar coat a bad habit. It is what it is. At the karate school I use to teach at, we would say “Good habits are hard to make but easy to live with; bad habits are easy to make but hard to live with.” That’s a bit too long for a title, but I think it serves as a great lead in to this important topic.

Some bad habits are known to you, others might be things you have never thought of but do anyway, some are things you are neglecting to do, but they all have one thing in common: they make you slower.

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Strengthening the Hip Area: The Myrtl Routine

Strengthening the Hip Area: The Myrtl Routine

Running after pregnancy was especially difficult. It literally felt like I was “falling apart” in my hips, upper thighs, and glutes; it felt like the muscles and tendons just would never be the same. But then I was introduced to coach Jay Johnson’s Myrtl Routine, which is a series of 12 exercises to strengthen the hip girdle. I recommend this routine to all runners, especially moms who are returning to the road after pregnancy.

The 12 movements include:

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