Confessions of a Runner: Running Sucks

Ok that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but right now that statement is true for me. It’s springtime here in Portland. Which means some days of torrential rain and wind, and some days of 65 and sunny. Sometimes it swings from one to the other in a matter of hours! That means running season…

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Springtime in summation

And just like that, it’s spring! I couldn’t tell you what happened to March. Or even to January and February, too. Time is just flying by, with no slowing down in sight. So let’s chat about everything that’s been going on… Bend it like burrata!  At the beginning of February, we went on our annual…

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Battling creaky knees. In my 20’s.

There’s no disappointment quite like when you’ve wedged yourself into your spandex, laced up your sneaks, perfectly curated your playlist, allotted time in your busy day, and finally head out for a run only to feel shooting pain through your knee. Or even to have a great run only to be hobbling around for a…

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Rest hard today to play hard tomorrow!

In a society that’s go, go, go all the time, it’s hard to prioritize rest, relaxation, and recovery. Summertime is often such a busy time of year, filled with patio dates, music shows, hikes, trips, and all the things. I was warned it’s especially frenzied in Portland. There’s an energy in the air once the…

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Mix it up to #KeepRunningWild!

I wish I could run every day. As much as I’d love that, my body just won’t have it. I wish I could ski every day. I wish I could bust out a badass flow on my mat every day. My body just won’t have it. My body just isn’t capable of going hard in…

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MonDAZED but Motivated

We got back from an amazing, sweaty, restful, fun weekend feeling… exhausted! Let’s first talk why I’m feeling exhausted. We headed to Hood River for three days to teach at the OutFound Festival. It kicked off in true Flex & Flow fashion: with a dance party. What better way to celebrate the amazing view and sunset…

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From yin to HIIT, there is yoga for everyone!

I hate, hate, hate when people tell me they can’t do something, especially when it comes to yoga. I’m not flexible enough, is the most common excuse. I’m not strong enough. I could never do a handstand. It’s too hot. I’m too stressed and busy. It’s too weird, with the chanting, “ohms,” and incense. I’m…

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Stay sweaty, summer lovers!

I think this June is going to be the sweatiest EVER! Not only will I be in North Carolina for quite a while (hellllllloooo humidity!) and will I be amping up my running to prepare for my half at the end of the summer, but there are so many ridiculously sweaty things happening. Are you…

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Hoops, silks, and mud at Wanderlust 108

My Sunday was full of mud, silks, hula hoops, and downward facing dog. Only at Wanderlust! Yesterday I got to attend Wanderlust 108, a pop-up Wanderlust festival here in Portland, OR. It’s a version of a triathlon, featuring running, yoga, and meditation. Though I taught at FFY in the morning and couldn’t attend the run, I…

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