If you wish you were Russell Wilson, read this post.

It’s Meme Day Friday (not to mention our last #BlueFriday of the NFL season), and in the spirit of Sunday’s Super Bowl, let’s go with some Russell Wilson memes today. So…here’s what I’m thinking about on this fine Friday morning. After two weeks of nonstop media coverage, it is insanely easy during Super Bowl week…

“Try a little harder.”

Three years ago this month, a project manager I was working with gave me the single best piece of workout advice I’ve ever received. He didn’t know he was doing it at the time. We were on a big consulting project for a client and I was preparing a slide deck summarizing research that had…

Tools, not rules

A few days ago a friend from my hometown sent me a Facebook message about Every48. She’s a busy mom who had been landlocked with her kids in the house for a few days because of the snowstorms and school closings back East, and she was doing her best to get thirty minutes of exercise…

The secret is…there is no secret.

Early morning wake-up call today. I was driving my mother to the airport  for a flight back to the east coast – she’s been in town for a few weeks. On the drive back, I ran into rush-hour traffic. That meant a little more radio (ESPN 710 AM – Seahawks Super Bowl edition live from…

The Big Picture, Part 2

Earlier this month I riffed on the idea of the Big Picture: the idea that there is no “perfect” at any given moment (check out last Friday’s blog for more on that), but we can always do something, right now, that gets us out the door and moving. This has been a really good month,…

If you wait for perfect

It’s Friday Meme Day at #every48 – my chance to bring you the best of the week’s exercise-related memes from my Facebook feed. And here we are with today’s entry. If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Do you have a mantra, a saying, or just a word that gets…

The Big Picture

This whole year-long effort is about the big picture. There are just lots and lots of little brushstrokes that form it, and every single one of them has something to teach me. Here is what I know for certain: I like feeling healthy. I feel healthiest when I’m active. I feel least healthy when I…

Writer’s Block

It’s 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22 as I write these words and I can’t think of a single thing to say this morning because my head is already in my workday, which is going to be a big ‘un, as they say. Running workout to come this afternoon when this morning Seattle fog lifts….

The photo that gets me out there, every time

Quick post today – lots of work to do, and a bike or row at the gym to fit in this afternoon (it will be a game time decision). A favorite quote: We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising. Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Institute Would…

The BTN Workout

There is a secret workout that gets me out the door every time, no matter if I’m exhausted, worn out, frustrated, or underslept. It’s called the BTN workout. BTN = Better Than Nothing Yesterday I was completely not interested in running 12 miles, which was in my workout plan for the 2014 Boston Marathon. I…

Yesterday was better. Now, back to business.

This will be a quick check-in because I have to fit in my #every48 workout this morning before a busy, busy day. Back to business. Yesterday was really good, with healthy meals and an excellent 60-minute spinning class to start the day. I felt sluggish getting out of bed yesterday, hadn’t slept well after some…

I ate badly yesterday, so I don’t want to exercise today. Ha ha ha.

There was a small chocolate and Trader Joe’s vanilla meringue incident at my writing desk yesterday afternoon. You know what I’m talking about. Those incidents (and they are merely that, “incidents” as opposed to “epics” – an epic is when you decide to eat poorly for, say, a few months because you blew an afternoon)…