Tuesday Workout of the Week: Walk so you may run.

It’s Tuesday, and for the foreseeable future at Every48 that means it’s time for the Workout of the Week (the WOW – not to be confused with the WOD – workout of the day – that my CrossFit buddies do all the time). The WOW is where Every48 collects particularly fun, cool, nifty workouts – maybe…

Monday: What Went Well – I Survived the Big Fat Italian Wedding

You know My Big Fat Greek Wedding, right? The very fun 2002 Nia Vardalos film about, well, getting very married when you’re very, very Greek? I’m here to report that the Italians are exactly the same as the Greeks. Or, to put it more succinctly, the Italian-Americans are exactly the same as the Greek-Americans when…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Why I can.

Without further ado, here’s my favorite fitness meme of this week: Love it. Just, love it. Have a great weekend. See you next week. Yesterday’s #Every48 workout: A 6.8 mile RUN in crazy heat in Pennsylvania. The genius move, courtesy of my running coach? Two-minute walk intervals after each mile of running. That plus a…

Workout video saves the day!

Yesterday I mentioned that it’s hot outside. Really hot. As in, 90+ degrees and super-sunny during the day. It’s wreaking havoc on little things like, say, sleep. I’m staying in an older home where the air conditioning doesn’t always make it to the second floor, where the bedrooms are. So it’s been a bit hard…

Weather Workout Challenge: Heat

I was going to write more today on what went well in the first half of 2014 and what I’d like to improve on…but then I awoke to a 90-degree day (I’m still traveling on the east coast) and realized, ouch. Weather can be a major, major player in trying to get a workout in…

New feature! “What Went Well” Monday

On this fine Monday morning I’m taking a page out of the playbook of positive psychology – an academic field of study created by Dr. Martin  E. P. Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania. This week I’m reflecting on the first six months of Every48 and my goal to get an hour of exercise in,…

Fitness Meme of the Week: A gallery of favorites

Just for fun on this July 4, here’s a slide-show gallery of some of my favorite fitness memes from the first six months of Every48. (WordPress has suddenly provided us with the freedom to create drag-and-drop picture galleries and slide shows, so this will be a nice experiment to see if I like them.) Enjoy!…

Throwback Thursday: The awesomeness of the post-workout shower

This post was first published on February 24, 2014 and I’m reminded of it today because yesterday I finally got in a super-duper workout under less-than-ideal conditions. Under hot and humid skies in an area of the country I used to run in all the time but no longer do (especially in that kind of weather),…