Fall Blonde Runner Classes

September 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Fitness, Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

Upcoming Blonde Runner Classes held in Davis County:

Running Form Class – Wed. Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $25

Triathlon Training Class – Wed. Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $25

Swimming Instruction – by appointment, message directly to learn more

All classes have limited spots. To reserve a spot please send a $25 payment through paypal.com to theblonderunner@gmail.com.  Please include contact information and which class you are signing up for (Run or Tri) and you will get more details.

 

Beat The Heat 5K

Beat the heat 5kI am so excited to be involved in this local Beat The Heat event. This event will take place in Woods Cross in Davis County and offers a 5K as well as a kids run. Come join the fun on August 6th! #daviscounty #utah #running #races #sponsor #kids #legacyraces https://instagram.com/p/BGrdPvsu1Dd/

Running Form Class

June 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

CS custom one pcA Running Form Class will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2016, 6-7 p. in Davis County/Bountiful area. This is a one-time lecture style class designed to review common running form mistakes and give you direct feedback on your form. We will go over injury prevention and review drills and exercises to make you a faster, stronger and more efficient runner. Please dress to run – we will only be running a little bit to learn the drills and give you form feedback so it’s not rigorous. Beginners welcome. Message theblonderunner@gmail.com if you’d like to learn how to reserve a spot. $25.

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

About the Coach:

Coach Lora Erickson has been running for over 30+ years. She is a USATF certified running coach and USA Triathlon coach. She has been coaching for over 19+ years and loves to help people get faster. She ran on athletic scholarship in college for distance running. Learn more

Join me at the Cache Valley Gran Fondo

June 15, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Races

gran fondoI have attended the Cache Valley Gran Fondo event since it’s first year and have really enjoyed my experience and just can’t help but want to do it every year since it’s so well organized. They have a 50 mile and 100 mile option. (just a note, last year it was really 104 miles. To learn more visit http://www.cachegranfondo.com/

Message me at theblonderunner@gmail.com if you would like a discount code for 20% off.  Have a great day.

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

 

Race For Grief Event 2016

cover photo race startThe Race For Grief event 2016 was successful with perfect weather.  Thank you for all those that came and participated.  Results have been posted to the event website at RaceForGrief.com

Some pictures have also been posted to the Race For Grief Facebook page (more to come, so be sure to come back and visit).

We hope you will join us for the 2017 event next Memorial Day.

Mentally Strong Article

April 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

Finish pictures arm up Lora Erickson IMMDRecently my Mom shared this article she found with me.  I have read it and re-read it and just love all the kernels of truth in it, so I wanted to share it.  Here’s a summary with my comments of 9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day:

  1. They monitor their emotions.  “Sometimes reaching your greatest potential requires you to behave contrary to how you feel.”
  2. They practice realistic optimism.  I love this one because it’s not about being overly optimistic but realistic and positive.  (It’s about your inner monologue). I believe being positive and grateful is the key to a happy life.
  3. They solve problems.  So true!  I love to be productive with my time and move forward and put my energy into solutions.  I “refuse to engage in unproductive activities.”  I just don’t have time for it.
  4. They practice self-compassion.  True, so true.  Sometimes you have to lighten up and roll with the punches.  Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you.
  5. They set healthy boundaries.  I especially love this one as it has been a hard lesson learned in my life.  Take full responsibility for how you think, feel and behave.  You determine if you will have a good day, not others.
  6. They manage their time wisely.  Time is too valuable to waste and I want to do meaningful things with it.  I am picky about what I spend my time on.
  7. They strive to fulfill their purpose.  I recently put a post up about this.  It’s wonderful to feel like your life has meaning and purpose. Check it out.
  8. They seek to grow stronger.  We are never too old to learn.  Don’t be too proud to learn either, swallow your pride.  Everyone has room for improvement.
  9. They monitor their progress.  They seek explanations not excuses. This is such a valuable tool to continue to stay motivated and on track with goals.

Read the article: 9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day

Great article!

Happy Training,

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Funny Video: 8 stages of Marathon Running

This is funny and true.  Enjoy!

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

 

 

Salt Lake City Marathon Discount Code

Ok peeps. The Salt Lake races are just a few days away. I did the half last year and it was seriously one of the most organized races I’ve done with timing clocks on route, pacers and a great expo. It’s not too late to sign-up and they have other events besides the Full/half marathon available like the bike tour, 5K, skate etc. Check it out and use the code blonderunnerslc16 to save $5

SaltLakeCityMarathon.com

Such a great event!

Salt Lake Half collage 4.14.2016

 

Splash N Sprint Triathlon: Win a Free Entry

April 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

I just love getting involved in local races and this one is a favorite.  Get your name in and see if you can win a spot for yourself, or a friend/family member.  Come join in the fun!

Can’t wait and want to get registered?  If so, use the code BlondeSNSPromo to save $5.  Get Registered

Coach Lora Erickson – USA Triathlon All-American

April 9, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews, Races

USAT All American 3.2016“Congratulations for earning the distinguished title of USA Triathlon All-American. Your hard work, determination and outstanding performances over the course of the year placed you at the very top of your age group, top 10% of USAT National Ranking…your name will be listed in the Spring 2016 issue of the USA Triathlon Magazine.”

Yay, I just got this in the mail today unexpectedly, I guess I should pay more attention to rankings. Yay for hard work!

@usatriathlon @ironmantri #nationalranking @coachloraerickson #blonderunner #ldsathlete #health @intermountain @champsys @wasatchrunning @bountifulbicycle #elete @xterrawetsuits @_malibu_c @top_triathletes #ironman #70point3 #triharder https://instagram.com/p/BDYx4zGO1NO/

Learn more about Coach Lora

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