About

My main website:  The Flexibility Coach, LLC, www.theflexibilitycoach.com

I am also a flexibility coach (no, this is not what I make my clients do!)

I am also a flexibility coach (no, this is not what I make my clients do!)

What can I say, I love to train and workout and share the joy of exercise and yoga with others.  I am indescribably fortunate that I get to do just that for a living:  I run a full-time business as a flexibility coach, personal trainer, yoga instructor and writer.  I also host several instructional yoga DVD’s for those who don’t have access to my weekly classes.  When I’m not at work I’m usually involved in one of my two favorite pastimes:  training and cooking.  Or writing.  Or running.  Or skiing.  Or doing yoga.  Or reading.  Or choreographing.  Or preparing for a fitness competition (I compete nationally from time to time).  Or studying the Italian language.  Or studying wine (you can interpret that however you wish).  Or brewing and drinking coffee (I’m a nut for using the French press and will bore you for hours on my carefully honed “method” for producing the best French pressed cup of coffee).  If this sounds like a lot, it is.  But that’s because I really am one of these personality types who needs plenty of hobbies and interests, several pots in the fire, so to speak, so as to keep the mind and body busy and occupied.

But like everyone, I’m constantly looking to improve and navigate life’s challenges.  And one thing I have found is that logging, journaling, and planning have always been a cornerstone of my lifestyle, giving me something off of which I can pause and reflect, make note of errors and mistakes as well as celebrate victories and delights…and of course to decide on my next steps, maybe test the waters of a new direction or contemplate a shift of mindset.  Taking these to a blog format is just the natural next step, both because I find the format gratifying but also in the off chance my musings could be of help (or at least a source of entertainment) for at least a few readers.

So why The Hungry Runner?  Because running is one of my greatest challenges and at the same time my greatest of rewards, an activity that brings a wealth of joy and sweat to my life.  As for the “hungry,” well…..that’s just because I am.  🙂  No, really, it’s actually because I find exploring and eating truly good food — I’m talking nutritious, life-sustaining AND delicious food — to be one of life’s greatest pleasures.  On top of that, eating represents — to me — the balancing “other side” of my running activities.  Running burns calories, food replaces it.  Running is about output, food is input.  And given I’m a yoga instructor, it’s probably not surprising that I find the duality of these two activities interesting.  In a sense, this very blog is a “union of opposites” (the core definition of yoga).

Beyond all of that, I’m using this blog to continue my own journey, which means I’ll be covering a wide array of topics, with some entries being more of the musing or ranting kind, others more record-keeping and planning.  Obviously you can take what you wish and discard the rest!

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Responses

  1. What a great blog! I now have something to spend a few hours exploring!

  2. COOL blog !! Did you see The Jerk yet ??

    steve aka sandhog !!

  3. Hey, thank you, Glenn and Steve! Steve, I have not yet seen it as we were out of town this weekend. But it’s on the good ol’ Netflix list, so hopefully soon. I’ll have to give you a review when the time comes! 🙂

  4. I love your blog. I will be following your posts a lot.

    It is so interesting and informative about almost every aspect I have been curious about in running.

    • Thank you very much! I’m glad to know this and appreciate your taking the time to write it. 🙂

  5. Great Blog! Thanks for posting.

  6. I would love to hear your story!

    I just created a website called irunfor.org. It’s a site where runners can share their stories on why and what causes they run for. We will donate $1 to help fight hunger for every story that is posted on our site. In the future we are looking for ways for runners to raise money for their causes.

    Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,


    Chris Mosteiro
    Christomo@Comcast.Net
    irunfor.org

  7. I loved your fitness routine it’s so amazing what you can do! Were you a gymnast when you were younger? How much do you have to do yoga or stretch to get more flexible in your 40’s. Fantastic job and I love your websites!

    • Hello Terri, Wow, thank you for the very kind feedback! I was a dancer as a kid, and on the side I did a little acrobatics, mostly self-taught. I thought about going into gymnastics, but ballet got a hold of me first. 🙂 As for how much stretching and yoga I need to do, I’m finding that my body needs some stretching or yoga every day, even if it’s just 10 or 15 minutes of light, gentle stretches. If I skip a day or two, I start to feel “creaky” right away.

      Thank you again, you just helped reignite my enthusiasm for my work! Best of luck to you with your health and fitness goals.


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