It’s January, and if you’re anything like us, you’re more than ready to get off the holiday merry-go-round and into some major goal-setting. So grab your post-its, your planner, your phone—however you plan your 2019 goals—and write this down:
Category: Move It
I have to write that e-mail. And then check to see if I have coffee. And then I should clean out the garage. After that I’ll go for a run. But first, I need to eradicate world hunger. And find a cure for cancer. Wait. Is that a sore throat I feel…”
Have you had a similar conversation in your head before a run? An avalanche of excuses comes cascading down and that run just doesn’t seem to happen? Well, I don’t know about you, but it happens to me all the time. And after coaching new runners for over a decade, I have heard all of their excuses too—but for each little excuse I have a sack of solutions that will help your brain and your body to get out there and get your running groove on. (more…)
True story: When I first started running in my mid-twenties, I made it a whole two blocks, started hyperventilating like a hyena, and then proceeded to cry…like, ugly cry. I honestly thought there was something wrong with my body and my head, and that I might be dying. Those sure were good times. But, I kept at it. And the next few weeks/months that I went out, I calmed myself down and proceeded to run. It wasn’t pretty or fast, and my chest bounced more than kids on a trampoline, but I ran. An entire year after that, I did my first 5k; and a year after that I completed my first marathon. I did not win any of these races, but you bet your booty I completed them. And there were maybe some tears at the end – happy tears of course. (more…)
At Title Nine we believe that sports and fitness can be fun and transformational. Our HR manager leads Tabata classes in the company gym, the distribution center trains for 5K’s together, our stores host running clubs and hiking groups. And once a year, we all come together for a day of teamwork, athletics, and a lot of silliness at the Title Nine Olympics. (more…)
There are so many Thanksgiving traditions to love: carving the turkey (or Tofurky), kids’ pinecone-craft centerpieces, sharing what we’re grateful for, and gathering together with family and friends. But here at Title Nine, one of our favorite traditions doesn’t revolve around the actual meal at all.
Before the stuffing bakes and the cranberry sauce boils (or drops out of a can), many of us at Title Nine lace up our shoes and head out to a local turkey trot to start the day. What better way to bond with your family and neighbors than to take a few laps around a local park or trail?