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How I Make the Outdoors My Gym

I love a good spin class, but nothing beats exercising in the open air. Outdoor workouts always seem to go by faster and something about being in nature just soothes my soul and helps me get my head right. As a mom, I also find that it’s easier to squeeze in a workout if I can incorporate it into outdoor play with my kids.  Of course, in the peak heat

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A Total Body Workout You Can Do At Home

Genevieve during her full body workout routine

When I began marathon training, it seemed like the perfect excuse to skip my weight workouts. Because, let’s be real, who has time to run that many miles AND strength train?? But, I quickly learned that all that running required some serious support—and not just from workout buddies. I was getting injuries—the main one being my knee—and realized that keeping my strength was critical to keeping my body healthy. I

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The Five Reasons Why I Run

To be honest, I thought I’d hang up my running shoes for a few weeks (or months) after the marathon was over. But when Lululemon asked me to participate in their campaign to promote running with purpose, I couldn’t resist lacing up again. I truly believe that running has the power to change your life. It’s why I ran the marathon for Dream Big! And it’s why I’ve been sharing

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My guide to surviving marathon training

26.2 miles isn’t just 26.2 miles. It’s 1,000s of miles of training to support the actual race. That’s a lot of pavement underneath my feet. When I signed up for the Boston marathon I walked into it with little knowledge. I foolishly figured I would just run weekly and eventually have enough mileage, strength and endurance to cross the finish line. But I realized early on that going the distance

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Running with Purpose: Miles For Dream Big!

We are a week away from the Boston marathon and I’m feeling READY to cross that finish line—and kiss these early morning runs goodbye. I’m hoping I can inspire you to join me in my final training push. Not only do I need the encouragement, but together we can do even more to help girls achieve their athletic dreams. How, you ask? I’ve created a special Now & Gen 5K

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Buddy Up: 4 workout moves you can do with a friend

After I workout, I feel great. It’s the before part that can be a little tricky. You’d think the pressure of having to actually run 26.2 miles four weeks from now (…oh sh*t) would be enough to scare me out of bed and out on my training runs. But lately, I’ve just been feeling tapped. out. Thank God for reinforcements. My coach Erik at Trail Roots met me to finish

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Immersive Meditation with Singing Bowl Sound Baths

When I was pregnant with Odette, I was looking for a way to calm my nerves about baby number three. Life with two boys was already overwhelming and I was tired of the checklist constantly running through my mind — counting baby kicks, kids’ school activities, vet appointments, Jared’s work schedule, etc. Meditation has always been my failsafe when I’m struggling to feel grounded and find my center, but this

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THE N&G HEALTH CHALLENGE: Train for a 5K in 8 Weeks

Genevieve Padalecki training for 5k marathon

Are you tired of hearing about my marathon training yet? I hope not because I really need your help. Sticking to an exercise plan is so much easier when you have a workout buddy and I’m hoping you will be mine! Don’t worry. You don’t have to run 26.2 miles (unless you really want to). I’ve been working with Erik Stanley, a rockstar running coach here in Austin and founder

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Running with purpose- The Boston Marathon!

Who What When Where WHY?? Good questions. I asked myself the same thing when my husband, Jared, decided to run the Seattle Marathon last Thanksgiving. The whole thing was decided on a whim, something that our friend Misha schemed up in passing, and the next thing I knew he (and several other gullible suckers) were signed up for 26.2 miles of torture. Being the decidedly more practical of our pair,

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Workout Gear for Every Sweat Session

If you’ve read Now & Gen for a while, you know that one of my favorite ways to blow off steam is breaking a sweat. But a workout doesn’t necessarily even have to mean hitting the gym: Carving out some time for physical activity can mean a brisk walk outside with my husband, a yoga class to clear my mind or even chasing around after the kids on our bikes.

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