My Niece Was Mauled by Pit Bulls

July 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

My niece, Amanda, was mauled by two pit bulls on July 21st and has severe lacerations and damage all over her body including her head. After 5 hours of surgery they addressed over 45 wound repairs, they are hopeful that she will have a full recovery but it will take time. She is only 11 years old and has been a real brave little girl. I know it will be a difficult recovery for her. Any contributions to help relieve some of the medical expenses for her family would be greatly appreciated. Continued prayers are always welcome. We love you Amanda!

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Product Review:  Solo Sleeve HydraKlick Bottle for Running

Hot! Hot! Hot! The weather has been HOT here in Northern Utah this summer. With all this heat and ramping up my training I am always looking for ways to stay cool while I run outside. I also do not like to carry things in my hands if I can help it so I was excited to try this HYDRAKLICK Solo Sleeve bottle. This bottle is different than other bottles because it’s NOT hand held; it clips onto your waistband. I like this because when I am trying to open my gel or ProBar chomps while running my hands are free to do so.  I really liked that! There is also NO belt, it clips securely on your shorts waist band.  I particularly liked my on the front hip (easy access) on my drawstring shorts. It would also work well with compression shorts I believe, so perfect for a bike-run brick workout.

What I really liked about this bottle particularly is that it was insulated; I filled the 8 oz. BPA-free bottle with ice-water and it stayed cold for my entire run! The bottle also has neoprene pockets for chapstick, gels, key etc… and is equip with a speed value so I can squeeze and squirt water in my mouth or on my head or clothes to stay cool, no need to suck on it.  I really liked this product and am excited to try their whole line of products including the Belt Intro, and Solo 8.Up next, the Solo Mobile phone holder so I can use my new running playlist!  Woot!  Woot!

Happy Running & Stay Hydrated,

Coach Lora

Do you have a question or you are looking for a coach? Message me at theblonderunner@gmail.com

Have a healthy day!

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Intermountain Healthcare Clinic’s Annual Wellness Fun Run -July 29, 2017, Salt Lake City

I love to see local community events that encourage people to be fit. What is even better is when they offer the race for free.  The community is invited to participate in the IHC Annual Wellness Fun Run held at Sugar House Park on July 29, 2017 at 8 a.m.  Come join the fun and bring your whole family to “live the healthiest lives possible.”

It’s free but please register here so they can plan accordingly. You can also learn more about the event

Description

Join us for the Salt Lake Region Fun Run! Bring your families and run, walk, skip, scooter, skate, or cartwheel. Our goal is for you to get out and move and have fun.

Length: 5k (3.1 Miles)

Where: Sugar House Park

When: Saturday, July 29 7:30 am Registration 8:00 am Start

Cost: FREE!

Race Shirts: Race shirts are available to adults on a first come, first serve basis in adult sizes only. Please RSVP and add your adult shirt size (Men’s or Women’s XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL). We only have a limited amount of shirts available so you are not guaranteed one. Shirts will be sent via inter-company mail before the race.

Prize drawing after the race!

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Getting Started: Stretching For Runners

Hello.  Stretching is important to stay limber and prevent injury.  Here’s a short video to help you learn some essential stretches.

Coach Lora Erickson

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Learn more about Running Form Analysis

Cycle Smart Video Checklist

Coach Lora Erickson
Ironman All-World Athlete
Certified Triathlon & Running Coach

This is a great video reminder for seasoned riders and new riders alike. If you need more help with cycling safety and want to learn how to maintain your bike, practice skills and learn how to change a tire join in on the fun of the Women’s Beginner Cycling Clinic on Thursday July 13, 6-7 p.m. Davis County. Pre-registration required. Limited spots. Learn more 
I also coach people in person on cycling skills. Contact me with questions.
Coach Lora Erickson
theblonderunner@gmail.com
BlondeRunner.com
 
 

Before you Ride

  • It starts with your bike — Gear, setup, and maintenance.
  • Learn the basics — Skills and techniques to master before you ride.
  • Suit up — An important clothing primer
  • Be prepared to ride — What you’ll need on the road.
  • Plan ahead — Routes, traffic, and distances.
  • Inform others — Keys to communicating your whereabouts.

During the Ride

  • Stay alert — How to ride in a group and stay safe on the road.
  • Obey the law — Traffic laws and other essentials.
  • Communicate —A key part of safe riding.
  • Safety first — Extra tips to take with you.

Individual Running Form Analysis Available

I just love to see people get faster and improve.  Better yet, I love to see them overcome and prevent injuries.  Through Individual Running Form Analysis I am able to give them individual form-feedback for immediate improvement.  It’s so great to see the light-bulb go on for people and have them get exciting about running faster in such a short time.  Contact me today to schedule yours done.

Coach Lora

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

Coach Lora Erickson Services Offered

I love to coach!  If I didn’t I wouldn’t still be doing it after my first paid coaching job in 1992.  Coaching others and teaching them how to improve is what makes me happy. I would love the opportunity to work with you.  I offer many services as listed in the image above.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me to help in any of these areas.  I offer on-line or in person coaching as well as one-time consultation sessions.  Beginners and non-runners welcome.  Contact me with questions anytime.

Coach Lora

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

 

Open Water Swim Instruction Available

Are you new to triathlons and want to learn how to swim well in the openwater? This is a great clinic for you.  This is a small group swim class for those new to openwater swimming taught by Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner.  Please contact her at theblonderunner@gmail.com to see when the next clinic is available.

 

Win a Spot in the Handcart Days Races

June 22, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

I LOVE local events and I am so excited to be offering a giveaway for this fun family-friendly local event.  There are many distances to choose from and what’s better is that you have a chance to win a spot.  Giveaway ends on July 7th, be sure to get your name in.  Tell your running friends and increase your chances.  Visit the Blonde Runner Health Facebook page to learn how.  Can’t wait to register?  Use the code BLONDEHANDCARTHALF to save $5. Register today!  Let me know if you need help training!

Coach Lora Erickson

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

Check out all the other great races they offer.  Up next Labor Day Triathlon in September.

 

Women’s Beginner Cycling Clinic

June 16, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Prevention & Safety

As requested I am offering a Women’s Beginner Cycling Clinic on Thursday July 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. I will be teaching participants how to change their tire, maintain the bicycle to keep it riding smooth as well as reviewing good cycling technique (gearing, handling, race tips etc…) .  This is perfect for beginner to intermediate athletes looking to get started or improve.  Class Fee:  $25, pre-payment required.  Limited spots.  The class will be offered in Davis County.  Let me know if you’d like to reserve a spot.

Coach Lora Erickson

USAT Certified Coach

Slow Twitch Certified Triathlon Cycling Coach

theblonderunner@gmail.com

BlondeRunner.com

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