Monday “What Went Well”: Get good gear!

It’s one of my favorite takeaways from the book Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond. Get good gear. Not just to look good and feel good, but to be well-protected against the elements when you’re out there getting your workout on. So what went well last week? For…

A special Friday post: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Once in a while, Every48 breaks away from the usual schedule to bring you a special announcement. (Friday is normally Fitness Meme of the Week day around here.) And so it is today. September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  It’s a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. A few months ago, Heather…

Throwback Thursday: “Try a little harder.”

If you’re stuck in a rut with your workouts, or anything else in your life, this is the Throwback Thursday post for you. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (well, really just one city away: Seattle), somebody gave me work advice, but it was really workout advice. And it changed my…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Let’s Make a Deal!

It was one of those days. Or, to put it more accurately, one of those nights. A night when sleep was not easy in arriving, and left me far too quickly. By 3 a.m., I was up, fully awake, and no amount of white noise, beachy sounds, bedtime stories or backrubs was going to get…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Running is purpose.

I love running, because it gives me a goal every time I go out there. Running is purpose. And so is any other form of physical activity. This meme uses a quote from the wonderful DailyBurn.com article I posted last week about exercising when you’re grieving a loss. It’s powerful stuff. Have a great weekend….

Throwback Thursday: How measurement helps a fitness program.

On this Throwback Thursday, I’m thinking about measuring progress. Last night was my first decent track workout of the fall 2014 season after a summer of lots of quadricep-strengthening exercises and way less running than I wanted. I love running with my GPS on the track, because it’s a marker and a barometer for where…

Science Wednesday: The solution to constant stress? Take a guess.

No joke: Chronic stress is a killer. And, no joke: exercise and eating well are hugely helpful in combating the effects of chronic stress. I’m thinking about stress right now because I’m developing training tools and keynote talks on this subject for 2015, and I’m aware just by reading the news every day as I…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: The Two-By-Five!

No, that’s not a new measurement for a piece of wood. It’s a workout I created last Friday when I really, really needed to get out and exercise, because I had a three-day dry spell last week where I didn’t move a whole lot. (There were acute contributing circumstances. I haven’t gone three days without…