What do you tell yourself everyday? What do you obsess over? What are you bad at? What do you need to get better at? What makes you feel inferior? The last two weeks have most definitely been a journey, some days easier than others. I didn’t go into the challenge with the expectation to have everything figured out by day 14 …
What I like about this challenge is that I forced myself to pick just one pattern to change, instead of trying to do all the things. Not every day is going to be perfect. Accepting this and knowing that change is difficult and intimidating is important. Choosing one small thing to make progress in and take action upon is one small step to something much larger in the grand scheme of life.
I’m beyond excited that we have the opportunity to take our commitment to service to the next level. The American Refugee Council, (ARC) who is headquartered right here in Minneapolis, has invited Fly Feet to travel to Uganda to help them build a running program for the refugee women and girls living in a remote refugee settlement called Nakivale Refugee Settlement.
I’m what you might call a hydration procrastinator. I use non-race weeks as an excuse to slack on my hydration, and then ramp up my hydration a couple days out from a race. NOT OKAY. For the summer challenge, my goal is to get a hydration point EVERY SINGLE DAY. Here’s 5 ways I am going to do it:
As runners, you step up to the start line and you commit to doing what you can to get to the finish line. Well, it’s that time of year when there are track races, road races, Ragnar, Spartan races, you name it, and we want to talk about it. Stride workouts this month are all about race simulations.
One of the most profound and inspiring journeys I’ve come to know is Gabe Grunewald. If you’ve never heard the phrase, Brave Like Gabe, then get ready for a complete redefinition of what 'brave' means to you.
Happy Mother’s Day party people! As a household with two working parents and three amazing kids, life can sometimes (like actually most of the time) seem like chaos. It’s a beautiful chaos that I’d never in a million years trade for anything. I remind myself that if this is my “burden”, I’m infinitely blessed. There is one question that helps me sort it out though …
Can you say power couple? Robb and Laura are the definition. Big jobs, dedicated flyers and PR’ing races and one mile time trials. These two know how to work it and are big inspo to our Fly Crew. Learn more about what makes them tick!
Our one and only Coach Lauren! She's one dedicated, inspiring hard charging lady. She's our go to for all of the new healthy hacks. She's always searching for and trying new things and you know she'll always have a new tip, trick or recipe. She's a fountain of info and one of the sweetest ladies on the planet. You'll wanna squeeze her too.
If you're just showing up, it isn't enough. That is true with most things in life. Showing up is certainly the first step to something that you're chasing - getting the promotion, landing the gig, getting more fit. But after that, if you really want it, you have to be intentional and specific about your desired outcome.
Spring is here, which means ... track season is in full swing! This month of stride you are the star of the team. We will get you ready to run any event from the 200 meters to the 3200 meters. We've got the plan that'll have you posting your best times yet!
As you know, we love to experiment. Some of us are doing the vegan thing to see if it has any impact on how we feel, how we train, or how we look. We're loving this super easy buddha bowl that is packed full of nutrients!
Strength has always been a foundation in my training. During my hockey career it served a specific purpose, and now it serves a different, yet equally important purpose. Strength work compliments everything in life - how you stand, how you sit, how fast you can run, the structure and density of your bones, and most importantly how you feel. In May, we're taking it the next level, by expanding our programming in an effort to help each of you find even more of the success you have already experienced.
Inside and outside of Fly Feet, Geoff is one the hardest working people we know; His loyalty and dedication are unmatched. Almost every afternoon, Geoff walks in for class, coming from work. When he walks out at 5:30 or 6:30 pm, he’s dressed and ready to go back to work. And all of this is done with a huge smile.
As the weather starts to get warm, (?) we hear the question from our runners all the time. How do I incorporate Fly Feet workouts into my race training? The answer to the question is tricky because it’s going to look different for every single person based on experience, history of injuries, race goals, schedules, and the list could go on. However, there is a general outline that we support and have found huge amounts of success in following.
We love data. That's why every single time you walk into class, you get your own piece of chalk so that you can capture your own personal stats. Yours. Not your neighbors. Yours. This is important for so many reasons ...
Meet Lesley. She's fit, fearless, fabulous and so. much. fun. From coaching, to marketing partnerships, she helps keep Fly Feet flying high. She's a mom, a savvy business mind, an incredible motivator, and she always manages to figure out how to get all of us laughing. Oh and, don't let that smile fool you, she's a beast in the studio.
Picture this, you’re in a race, running in a pack. All of a sudden someone breaks away. You find yourself wanting to go with that runner, but your legs will not move and you’re left in the dust. This month Stride will help you become more effective in your spring and summer races. Read on to learn how!
Let me just start this by saying nothing beats Minnesota in the spring and summer. (Are we there yet??) The weather is infectious and the people take note. Outdoor runs bring me back to my college days....
If you haven't noticed, our whole team is obsessed with overnight oats. If you've never tried this delectable creation, you're missing out. It's a perfect grab and go breakfast and it's creamier, denser and so much tastier than stove top oats. And, there are so many different iterations and combinations to make it perfect for you. Here is one of our favorite, classic recipes:
Whether it’s the early morning classes or the evening, Cory Johnson makes fitness a lifestyle. Cory was involved in athletics from a young age and has picked up some new lifelong activities along the way ... Learn more about this dynamic flyer on the blog!
It sounds so nice to think of recovery as a retreat from all you’ve done over the last several days. I used to think that recovery days were days when I could abandon my training routine so that I could just give myself a rest. Now I understand that rest and recovery in terms of training and athletic performance actually means something very different.
We are talking about pure interval training. It is a very classic and grassroots way of training full of repeated, faster efforts to get an athlete stronger and more efficient. These workouts are all designed to encourage this amazing community to discover where your fitness is truly at and get you inspired to chase something better.
Meet Coach Megan. So sweet, and always up for a good laugh, but the girl can also turn on the jets. From chicken tacos to binge watching Netflix, we all want to hang with this b.a. Fly Feet rock star. Let's get to know her!