Upper Body And Core Strength Workout

Hi Hungry Friends! I’m back this week with something I haven’t shared in a long, long time: a new strength workout. Specifically, a upper body and core strength workout!

Upper Body and Core Strength Workout - HUNGRY-RUNNER.COM

Part of the reason I haven’t shared a strength workout in a long time is because I haven’t done strength workouts consistently since … well honestly, I can’t even remember when!

And by that I mean, I haven’t been working with weights in the gym because while we were in NYC I chose to save money by not having a gym membership and focusing mainly on running workouts and bodyweight strength workouts that I was able to do at home without any equipment. Lower-body strength training (e.g., lunges, squats, etc.) was definitely a big focus for me during half-marathon training through the first half of this year, but with that, I definitely neglected my upper body strength.

But now, our new apartment complex has it’s own gym and you can bet your butt I’ve already taken advantage of it and I’m super pumped to get back to a true total body workout routine and some classic strength training workouts like the one I’m about to share here.

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Race Recap

Finally.

I finally got to run the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. And the best part was it turned out to be the perfect way for me to give a big, go-out-with-a-bang goodbye to Brooklyn and NYC.

For those of you who missed it, Mark and I moved to the Philly area literally the next day. Talk about timing.

Oh and what I mean when I say I finally got to run the Brooklyn Half, is that for the past three years I was forced to miss out on it due to my sister’s college graduation, a wedding and some other important obligation that I can’t remember, but I know that it made me miss the Brooklyn Half.

NYC, It’s Been Real

What’s that saying?

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard?

NYC Skyline

Yes, that’s the one.

Mary Schmich said that in “Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life,” and after 4 insanely fun but sometimes ridiculously crazy years, I’m heeding her advice and heading to the country.

5 Simple Steps to Get Started Running

5 Simple Tips to Get Started Running

Yes, to get started running is challenging (especially if you’re brand new). And even though it’s a fairly simple sport, it can also feel overwhelming since there’s so much information about it — from what type of sneakers to get to what types of foods to eat for optimal performance — available.

But while you’ll likely face a physical challenge when you get started with running, the actually getting started and figuring out the lay of the land part doesn’t have to be so hard!