Author Archives: Christine Pieton

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 3: Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor

Welcome back to the third and final installment of this pelvic health series! Before I dive into today’s material, let’s quickly review what we’ve covered so far… In part one: We talked about how leaking while running is common (one in three ladies!) but not normal, and a sign of pelvic floor dysfunction. These symptoms can […]

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 2

In my first post in this series on incontinence while running and the pelvic floor, I explained that leaking while running is common (one in three ladies!), but that it is by no means normal, and should not be something that you simply surrender to as your “new normal.”  I also talked about the different […]

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK

Do you make sure to pee before and sometimes during your workout, just in case? Do you wear a pad when you run because leaking is usually a thing? Do you intentionally wear dark colored clothing to hide any leakage that might happen? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. […]

How To Incorporate Pilates Into Your Running Routine

In my last post, I discussed the many benefits of incorporating Pilates into your weekly workouts to improve overall strength and running performance. Perhaps you’re curious to explore this movement practice, but are unsure where to start. This week’s post is designed to help with that, serving as an introductory guide for what to expect […]

Why Pilates Makes You A Better Runner

Every runner I know, including myself, is always looking to improve, whether they admit it or not. Everyone wants to feel better, faster, stronger (cue Daft Punk music), and reduce his or her risk of injury. If you’ve read any of my posts so far, you know I’m a firm believer in incorporating regular strength […]

5 Exercises You Can Use to Treat Achilles Tendinopathy

We now know what Achilles tendinopathy is and how it commonly develops — now let’s do something about it! This week, I’m bringing you my top five exercises for rehabbing Achilles tendinopathy via core strength, hip stability, and load tolerance for the Achilles tendon specifically. As I mentioned in my previous post, Achilles injuries are often a […]

Achilles Tendinopathy – Don’t Let it Be Your (Running) Weakness!

The dreaded Achilles heel for many runners is Achilles tendinopathy. This is a condition where the Achilles tendon becomes injured. Common complaints involve heel pain or discomfort around the Achilles tendon, which usually starts at the beginning or end of activities but often feels less severe while running. If left untreated, these symptoms tend to […]

Need Knee Pain Relief? Try Adjusting Your Cadence!

Knee pain is a common complaint among runners, and is one of the most common ailments that keep runners sidelined. Such aches and pains are rarely the result of just one factor, but if you’re looking for knee pain relief, one of the first things you’ll want to look at is your cadence (1-5). Cadence […]

The Starting Line: Thinking About How to Avoid Running Injuries as a Beginner

Congratulations! I hear you’ve just made the bold decision to lace up your shoes and hit the ground running. Sure, I’m a bit biased, but let me tell you, you’ve made a great decision. Let me guess…you’re likely feeling equal parts excited and anxious? That’s perfectly OK. Choosing to take up running is both invigorating […]