Kacy Catanzaro rocked American Ninja Warrior

I am not going to lie, I have totally considered building obstacles to use in my backyard to train for something like this. I am a big fan of American Ninja Warrior and was totally impressed with Kacy Catanzaro who rocked it at the Dallas finals becoming the first women to complete the course! She was amazing! Check out this video and get inspired!
~ Coach Lora Erickson

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Handcart Days Races in Bountiful

Handcart Days Half Marathon2

This is a great annual local event offering a half marathon and 5k along with a 1k for kids and breakfast!  It’s great fun!  Come join us.  I’ll be helping at the aid stations and cheering for you!

Use the code TBR14 and save $$

Click to register

Ryan Hall in Utah

Ryan Hall in Utah.   I love what he is saying in this video clip.

Check out the Des News story (Thanks Amy).

Coach Lora Erickson



I love Children’s Dentistry – Mark Nelson

My kids love the go to the dentist – thanks to Mark Nelson and his friendly staff. Health teeth are so important to overall health. Check out what I had to say.
Coach Lora Erickson

They have also been a great support to my Race For Grief event! They are some wonderful people!

Marathon Training Program

Are you signed up for a marathon (St. George, Layton, Chosen, Huntsville etc…) and want some help with your training?  I have a Marathon Training Program starting soon.  Message me at lora@blonderunner.com if you’d like to learn more.

Coach Lora Erickson

USATF certified running coach


Fitness and Happiness

Are fitness & happiness correlated? I think so. Here’s what I had to say on my Facebook athlete page.
Coach Lora Erickson

Product Review: SKORA Running Shoes


Over the years I will often run barefoot at the track for a portion of my speed training workouts to help me work on form and strengthen my calves/tendons in my legs, however it seems difficult to really relax because I am concerned about stepping on something that could damage my foot and cause an unwelcomed setback in my training.  So I decided to look into something that would protect my foot yet give me the benefits of natural running.  I was delighted to find SKORA high quality running shoes.  These minimal shoes protect the foot yet allow you to feel the surface for greater control and efficiency.  It is easy to develop the proper stride length, foot strike and push off using these shoes.  They are comfortable and reflective for running in low light conditions too.  This is a big bonus for me as I am often up early doing my workouts before the family gets up.  I couldn’t agree more with the statement:  “We believe that the best shoe is one that complements the human body, and allows it to perform naturally.”  These shoes have performed really well for me and have allowed me to relax and run more naturally.  I am excited to continue to use the shoes in my training to strengthen my legs and perfect my form.  The ones I am using are called the PHASE.  They also have a PHASE-X that looks really awesome.

I love the reflectiveness.  Check this cool video clip out:

You can learn more by visiting SKORArunning.com

Do you want to develop your calf muscles?  Run in SKORA.

1392964_10202319135129766_1428855928_nDo you want some feedback on your running form?

Independence Eve Races

June 13, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews, Races

1538906_236287233161773_501444410_nThere are a lot of great races up in Northern Utah and this one looks like a lot of fun. Night races are a blast. Check out the Independence Eve event. They offer a 10K and 5K. Learn more 

Do you want to win a spot? If so visit the Blonde Runner Health Facebook page and enter to win!

Product Review: Drink Cocogo


I am always on the look-out for useful products to utilize in my training and was introduced to this great product by a participant in a running program I was coaching a little while ago.  Cocogo is an on-the-go Real Fruit Hydration packet made from real fruit and coconut water.  In the last several years I have really noticed there has been a lot of hype around rehydrating with coconut water and there is a lot of good evidence to suggest that it works – so this product peaked my interest to give this product a try.  I have been using Cocogo product for a while now and find that I seem to hydrate better with it.  I also really like the flavor variety.  They offer Lemon-Lime, Raspberry Passion Fruit & Grape.  Grape is my favorite.  I love the taste and the true test of any product is the taste it leaves in your mouth after, and this passes the test; no strange aftertaste.  It’s refreshing too and gentle on the stomach.  Some flavor beverages seem heavy but I think because this is made with real fruit it’s not like that.  It’s also gluten free, low calorie and all natural and a great source of many vitamins including; D3, Vitamin C and many B vitamins including B12 (from natural methylcobalamin).  FYI Vitamin B12 helps keep the nerves and blood cells healthy, if you don’t get enough you will feel tired and weak.   This product is higher in other electrolytes like calcium, magnesium and potassium as well.  Bottom line; less cramping.  You should give it a try.  I always try to take care of my peeps so I have secured a discount for you.

Use the code

BLONDERUNNER (in all caps)

to save 40%.


Fake Boyfriend – Studio C

Love this one.  Mallory rocks – she’s so funny!
Coach Lora Erickson

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