Find Your True North

Our community is constantly looking for the right tools—the right routine, the right nutrition, the right mindset—to live active, energized lives. Together with adidas, we collected tips, recipes, and advice from Wanderlust 108 yoga teachers and run leaders on how they operate at their peak performance every day. Dive in! And discover the formula that fuels your journey. 
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Advice for Avoiding Injuries

Rest should be just as much of a priority as running.

If you have the option to sleep for five hours and go for a run or sleep for eight hours and skip a run, I’d recommend the latter.

Rest and recovery are critical for improving performance and most importantly for avoiding injury.

Book I Re-Read

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer is hands down the most impactful book I’ve ever read, and I constantly pick it up and re-read chapters when I need to be reminded of the lessons.

This book has taught me to free myself of thought patterns that limit my consciousness. It is completely eye-opening and life changing.

Health "Secret" Everyone Should Know


Most of us feel like we don’t have time for it because we could be doing so many more productive things.

The truth is, quieting our mind and sitting in stillness is one of the most beneficial things we can possibly do for ourselves outside of eating, sleeping and breathing.

How I Jumpstart My Day

A cup of hot coffee is what initially drives me to get out of bed. The smell, the taste and the warmth provide so much comfort.

Once I’m fully alert, I make a green smoothie full of spinach, chia seeds and other healthy goodness, and then I crack open my journal to either write my thoughts and feelings or simply jot down a few things I am grateful for.

While I’m not a morning person per se, I do savor an hour or so of quiet solitude before the busyness ensues.

I Was Truly Challenged When...

I’ve been challenged in countless ways (we all have!) but one of the most difficult was when I was experiencing debilitating anxiety and depression.

I couldn’t handle life and felt like I was losing control of everything.

Over time and with many healthy changes and finally letting go, I am in a much better place.

Mantra When Life Gets Tough

“You are not your thoughts.”

I learned this from the book The Untethered Soul and when I start to have negative thoughts or anxiety, I remind myself to be an observer rather than let what’s happening in my head consume me.

Our inner critic can be very convincing but it’s important to take a step back and recognize that those thoughts are not always the truth.

Most Important Running Advice

A fellow run coach always says, “Never outrun the joy of running.”

When I start to feel burnt out and running begins to feel like a chore or just another item on my to-do list, I back off.

I switch up my routine, do more yoga and pilates, go hiking, or spend more time cooking.

I wait for the desire to run to return before I jump back into it.

Sure enough, it always comes back and running is always there waiting for me when I’m ready to lace up my shoes again.

Smoothie of Choice

My go-to smoothie is a simple blend of greens and coconut milk.

I fill the blender with a TON of spinach, a few splashes of unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, a handful of frozen pineapple and 2 tbsp of chia seeds. Blend and enjoy!

Spice Up Your Running Routine

When my running routine begins to feel a bit boring I’ll research some trails I’ve never been to, grab a friend and make a day trip of trail running some place new and beautiful.

Training Routine for Beginning Runners

Beginners should start slow and incorporate walking into their routine.

Run-walk intervals are a great way to prepare your body for continuous running and training.

Ease in. Rest often. Progress slowly.

Be patient and kind to yourself. It’s a process.

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