No track? No problem!

Ah, a running track. A perfect 400-meter oval. A great place to get in a – wait for it – track workout. As long as you happen to have one in your backyard, or down the street. I happen to live very close to a great one – a certified 400-meter track at a local high…

Time, Part 2: “That time” of year.

Once upon a time, during a conversation in December, amidst all the holiday temptations and treats, somebody said it was so hard to take care of themselves because “it’s that time of year.” A wise sage in the same conversation piped up and replied: “It’s always ‘that time of year.’” Thank you, O Wise Sage,…

It’s time.

What’s the secret in making time for workouts? This year, I’m making that a very simple process. I just do them. I ask myself, “How much time do I really need to get this done?” and then I look at how much time I’m spending on things that I don’t really need to be doing….

Yes, it’s raining today.

What, are you surprised? Welcome to Seattle. Exercising in Seattle every 48 hours means that sometimes, you’re going to need to go outside to get a workout in. My favorite Gore-Tex jacket was purchased at REI’s outlet website for about a third of its original price. I have a collection of full-length exercise pants –…

Dress for Success

There’s a crazy cold wave on the East Coast right now. And thousands of people training in Boston right now for the Boston Marathon – including elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan, who will compete to win the whole race in April. The Boston Marathon organization (my heroes forever, and not just because of what happened last year…