I’ve shared my ongoing struggles with stinky clothes, but here are some ideas from fitness blogger Allie Burdick on when it’s time to let them go. I especially like her point to toss the stinky clothes instead of donating them and passing on the funk.
Sew easy tutorial (get it?)
I used to sew a lot, but my machine has recently been gathering a distinctive layer of dust. This tutorial from Colorado blogger Jennifer on Scoot a Doot for making a running skirt with a pocket may just get me back on the sewing wagon.
She includes a ton of photos and tips on putting on a zipper. This I’ve got to try. Please comment below if you do end up doing this project.
Foam rolling FAQs
I’ve had a foam roller since I started running, but mostly have been focusing on my piriformis muscle, which sometimes flares up even after significant improvement in the few months since I’ve been seeing Dr. Awesome.
But I really had no idea just how to use it, for how long or that I could use it to work on specific spots without rolling on it back and forth.
This Women’s Running magazine tutorial rocks, with specific tips on rolling different parts of your body, including tips on duration and just how much pressure to apply.
Back to basics
Speaking of making progress on my piriformis problems, I hadn’t been taking very good care of myself in the weeks leading up to my favorite 18-year-old’s graduation party and had started feeling some of the symptoms returning.
Dr. Awesome was nice enough to nudge me to return to my good-doobie ways, so I’m back on the wagon, with a focus on cross training, stretching, doing yoga and strengthening my core.
Loving this piece from Runner’s World magazine with some specific exercises to do just that, plus this power yoga video from @omgal Rebecca Pacheco. I did the yoga sequence yesterday with my favorite 15-year-old and didn’t die. That in and of itself gets two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Chasing your shadow
I’ve caught my shadow on some runs and it looks like I’m the Hunchback of Notre Dame. That’s apparently a good sign that I need to work on my running form, according to this piece also from Women’s Running Magazine.
In her piece, running blogger Dorothy Beal shares tips on what chasing your shadow can tell you about your form, and how to fix common problems.
Did you find any gems this week? What kind of things do you want to read about in future Bestest of the week posts?