9 Gluten Free Energy Snack Bites for Runners

Nine gluten free energy snack bites that are great fuel for runners! Natural energy to fuel you for a run or even sustain you after!  www.cottercrunch.com

Nine gluten free energy snack bites that are great for runners! Natural energy to fuel you for a run or even sustain you after! Runners and all active folk out there need to be properly fueled in order to maintain endurance and perform well. It can be tough to get all the right nutrients and calories you need, but don't worry, I've got a solution! Try these 9 gluten free energy … [Read more...]

How to Incorporate Barre Classes into Your Running Routine

incorporating barre workouts into your running!

Well, here we go. Less than a week till Christmas and less than 2 till the New Year! I know, shocker, as usual! And most of you are probably already thinking of goals for 2015. I know I am. Well, more like things I'd like to accomplish or focus on. One of this is to take more classes. We just 3 more classes at our gym and I have only taken one! But hopefully that will change … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Food Ideas To Eat Before Your Long Run

Need ideas on what to eat before a long run? Here are a few #glutenfree fuel options via @LCCotter

“WHAT GLUTEN FREE FOODS SHOULD I EAT BEFORE A LONG RUN?”  --> Apparently that’s one of the top searches I get to my site. Maybe it’s because I’ve chatted about gluten free training fuel, or gluten free pre race meal ideas. Ya, I’m a gluten free sherpa wife at your service. And it’s my pleasure! With that in mind, I thought I’d go ahead and extend this “gluten free … [Read more...]

Fall Run Gear to Help Ease You into Cooler Temps.


Yesterday marked the first day of Fall, and unfortunately, Texas has yet to get the memo. It’s humid and 90F. Hey, that’s better than 100F. Fall likes to creep it’s way into our state. Slowly but surely. Luckily for us, we had the chance to ease on into “Fall-ish” weather a few weeks ago in Colorado. And I have to admit, that fresh mountain air gave the me a bit of my … [Read more...]

Do Runners (and all Athletes) Really Need a Walk Break?


I'm not sure how walking got such a bad rap from runners and endurance athletes, maybe it's because they see it as a sign of weakness? In actuality, I think, taking walk breaks are not only beneficial, but will make you stronger in the long run (pun intended). Heck, even the Kiwi will skip a run for walk with me if he's feeling run down or stressed. There is no shame or … [Read more...]

Why Exploring New Trails Helps me to be UNBUSY, Trail Workouts, Plus Mizuno Kazan Shoe Review!


I think you all know by now how much we love trails. We are surrounded by amazing trails out here near the Hill Country, how could we not love it?! The following is a sponsored post by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. But let me tell you something. The trails are my sanity. They are where I go to be UNBUSY. What do I mean by that? I mean I stop everything, … [Read more...]

3 Strength Moves to Improve Your Run Form


It’s been a little over a year now since we've had to deal with injuries.  This past brought good health, healing, and being injury free for me and the kiwi. That means something. It means we’re doing something right. It may have took us a long time to find that right (rest and injury prevention), but hey, we were humbled, we learned, and  will continue to focus on it That … [Read more...]

Wednesday Warm-Up: 4 New Running Drills


Wednesday warm-up. Now there's a literal title for you. Anybody else freezing there behind off yet? What am I thinking, of course you are. I've been doing most of my running outdoors on the trails, and I think my body is finally acclimated to the cold weather. I actually enjoyed a nice brisk trail run yesterday in 22°F. That's gotta to be record for me and definitely a … [Read more...]

#FitClean Forward Gratitude- The Inspirational Runner


As much as I love Holiday Baking, talking Gluten Free, and rounding up Workouts to share, I need a mini break today. You see, I'm Corny Cotter. I share my heart here. I like to be real. I probably wouldn't keep blogging if I didn't have that outlet. True story here folks. So when my lovely friends at Attune Foods sent me an invitation to write about a #FitClean fitness role … [Read more...]

Holiday Hills & Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Miles


There are 2 things that really KEEP me motivated during the Holiday/Winter months. One is a PURPOSEFUL challenge. I mean an honest to goodness body/mind/heart challenge. Luckily, my friend Heather just started one this week! It’s called the MOVE HAPPY challenge. Basically it’s finding out what gets you moving and makes you smile in the process. It also is a chance to give … [Read more...]