About: Erin Lumpkins

Erin Lumpkins

Erin Lumpkins is a true Blue Michigan Wolverine! She has been a health and physical education specialist for the past 10 years. Erin graduated from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with degrees in athletic medicine, physical education and health education. Currently, she is working to complete a master’s in public health with a concentration in global and community health. As part of the program, she studied at University of Oxford and conducted research on obesity. She is an avid health and fitness enthusiast. She has completed 3 marathons and is addicted to Zumba and belly dancing! She looks forward to sharing her experiences and your stories, so ladies can make this fitness journey together. Follow her on twitter @1908erin.

Recent Posts by Erin Lumpkins

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

  As we enter the holiday season of giving thanks, shopping frenzies and indulging our inner glutton, it is far too easy to get wrapped up in the madness and slip and slide our way to heartburn, indigestion and elastic waist pants.  Making health a priority on the endless to-do list may result

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The Whole World in My Hand

Trying to lead a healthy lifestyle can, at times, be somewhat overwhelming.  In the technologically advanced world in which we live, there are a myriad of phone apps and other options for making this daunting task a bit less so.  Here are a few of my favorites: Runkeeper: This app is excellent

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Stuck in a rut?

Along the road of our fitness journey, sometimes we get stuck in a rut of doing the same exercises.  While this may be mentally efficient, it often leads to plateaus in fitness and weight.  Why?  I’m glad you asked!  Though you may not be aware of it, your body is an amazing machine that becomes

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Citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger)

Today I achieved a running milestone; I was able to run my fastest pace for a 5 -mile race.  Now to be honest, after running a marathon, a 5 -mile race may not be a lot to get excited about for some.  In all honesty, I actually woke up this morning and skipped breakfast because it was “only 5 miles.” 

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Ready for retirement

On Sunday, October 30th, 2012, I along with 34,999 of my closest friends lined up Route 110 in Arlington, VA to begin the 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon.  The course, which took us from Arlington to Washington, D.C and back, wound its way through Georgetown, around Haines Point, the National Mall,

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