#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The short answer: Yes... ...with caution. I’ve been giving my athletes five tips to follow as they embark on outdoor running during this challenging time. Here are my top five tips! TIP #1: Avoid crowded areas, parks, and trails. I know this is tough for a lot of us. I was looking forward to logging [...]

5 questions all marathoners-in-training don’t want to answer

Ahhh the quintessential training questions. Marathoners love to talk about their training, but there are a few questions we prefer you don't ask. While we realize that many non-runners mean well, some questions should just be off-limits. "My cousin couldn't walk for days after she finished her marathon -- you sure you want to deal [...]

Dear Instagram-Highlight-Reel “Fitness Coach”

Dear Instagram-Highlight-Reel “Fitness Coach”

I'm still mad. Yes, I am still mad over someone in direct sales who implied that women can get back to wearing pre-pregnancy clothes after six days if they just "follow the program" and drink a fucking shake. It doesn't matter what the brand or company is (although I am sure you can figure it [...]

“It’s Just An Uphill Stretch.” My Mantra During The Newborn Days

“It’s Just An Uphill Stretch.” My Mantra During The Newborn Days

Maybe your newborn sleeps. Maybe your newborn doesn't sleep. Maybe you're struggling playing the formula game and trying to find one that your little one's tummy can handle. Maybe you feel as though you have become a dairy cow and your baby is nursing constantly. Perhaps you're currently running on three hours of sleep. You [...]

I Pledge Not To Provide “Updates” On Postpartum Weight Loss, and This Photo Explains Why

So, I'll come right out and say it: I see a lot of women post "updates" about where they are in their postpartum weight loss journey. I respect these journeys; they are not easy. I realize that posting about it on social media can be therapeutic. I also realize how detrimental it can be. It [...]