How to Sync Your Garmin With Strava

How to Sync Your Garmin With Strava

I've been using the Strava app as a social platform since I got my first Garmin watch for Christmas this past year. For whatever reason, nobody seems to use Garmin Connect as a social app, they all sync GC with Strava and interact on Strava. I'm not sure what the logic is behind this, but it doesn't really matter. Moral of the story is that you need to get on Strava and we need to be friends. Let me help you figure that out. 

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Camping - Camp Hale

Camping - Camp Hale

As I was talking about in my Moving to a Place Where You Don't Know Anyone post last week, we've been trying our best to step out of our comfort zone and meet new people. In our first month here, we showed up for the Prayer and Worship night at church and ended up connecting with some really cool people that keep inviting us to outdoorsy stuff #winning. 

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Hip Openers for Desk Workers

Hip Openers for Desk Workers

If you sit at a desk all day, like me, you probably have tight hips. Imagine if you were holding a box in your arms with your elbows at 90 degree angles -- your arms would be flexed. Now, think about holding that box for 8 hours. Your biceps would be massively sore and your triceps wouldn't have gotten work all day. 

Your hips are similar. When you sit all day, your hips are in that flexed position and your glutes are under-worked. I'm not suggesting that you go out and quit your day job, but I am suggesting that you should consider incorporating some hip openers into your exercise routine. You should also incorporate some glute strength work to help them to catch up and stay strong.

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Moving to a Place Where You Don't Know Anyone

Moving to a Place Where You Don't Know Anyone

As you know, Matt and I moved to Boulder, CO two months ago. I can't believe it's already been that long since we settled into our new home! We're really genuinely happy to be here. I think that Boulder is a perfect fit for us -- our hobbies, personalities, interests, temperature preferences, etc. But moving again hasn't been without it's fair share of challenges. 

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Friday Favorites - 6/10/16

Friday Favorites - 6/10/16

When my alarm went off at 5am this morning, my body was not feeling it. And neither was my mind. I knew that I had already pushed my tempo run off one day due to weather, so it just had to happen this morning. It was one of those barely alive, rolled out of bed already in my running clothes kinda mornings. I ran my first two warm-up miles very slowly, even though they felt fast and hard. I was really proud of my course today because I mapped it so that my tempo run was all around Waneka Lake, which meant I didn't have to deal with traffic or hills. #winning

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Training for Your Goals

Training for Your Goals

For the first time in a while, my primary focus in fitness is not aesthetic. I think most women would fall into the category I was in up until this year: working out for weight loss or weight maintenance. It's no surprise that women typically feel pressured to look a certain way and that pressure consumes our minds so much so that it clouds our minds. We end up viewing exercise as punishment and food as poison. 

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BolderBOULDER Race Recap

BolderBOULDER Race Recap

Last Monday, I ran my first [hopefully of many many] BolderBOULDER 10k. I'm generally a kinda weepy/sappy person, but this race made me almost actually shed some tears. And it's only a 10k, it's not like I was dealing with marathon or ultra exhaustion brain. I just think it is so cool how all of Boulder comes together for this race. 

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