“I’m a coach of a collegiate running team. How do I encourage my team to stop focusing on their and each other’s weight? How can I help them stop commenting on their bodies when I feel hypocritical, because I do the same thing?” This is just one of the messages that Lauren Fleshman and I received when we advertised our “Running and Eating Disorders” course on Embody YOUniversity, an online learning platform we recently launched at Embody Love Movement to provide access to classes that most of us weren’t offered in school.
Travelling can be just as hard on your body as your training, and for many runners, is part of the journey to the starting line. Whether you are flying short or long distance, or have a long drive planned, prolonged sitting is inevitable and can leave you feeling jetlagged, creaky, rigid, and sluggish. But it doesn’t have to. Use this quick routine to help shake off travel-related body sludge and calm pre-race nerves before you toe the line.