What's up! Another episode of The BibRave Podcast coming your way! This week, Tim and Julia host Jim Klopman, author of the book Balance is Power and creator of the SlackBlock (pictured above) and the SlackBow. Tim and Julia are both big believers that good balance is a critical component of just about any athletic endeavor, and Jim definitely hits that idea home. The three of them talk about why balance matters - especially for runners - and they give some "quick hit" balance improvement exercises you can start incorporating into your daily routine today. They also explore the idea that balance needs to come first, regardless of whether you're a runner, yogi, pilates pro, or weight lifter - for both physical and mental benefits. Show Notes: Slacklining Nike Training Club App "Balance is a software problem" and something you can easily and quickly update. - Jim Klopman Tim’s workout of the week - Squat Jumps, Lateral Bounds, Side-to-side shuffle Julia’s workout of the week - 20 Minute Deep Hip Opening Yoga | Level 1 For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness! If you like what you hear and want to get more, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review. That pleases our overlords at iTunes... 😬 If you want more from the BibRave running community, check out our race review page at BibRave.com or follow us on Twitter @BibRave. Thanks, and hope you enjoy!