Fitness Meme of the Week: Train your brain.

In honor of Code.org’s upcoming Hour of Code, here’s a meme to get you thinking. Literally. Have a great workout and a great weekend. See you next week. Yesterday’s Every48 workout: A speaking engagement I’d been looking forward to all year, so I was on my feet a lot. Other than that, a REST DAY.

Throwback Thursday: What’s a workout, really? Ask this NFL coach.

I really wish I had a baseball-themed post in the can for Throwback Thursday after watching Madison Bumgarner’s amazing performance last night in Game 7 of the World Series. This post from June, in which an NFL coach illustrates what a workout really is, will have to do. Congratulations to the Giants and the Royals…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Brain Power

So it’s a little slow going here at Every48 due to a slightly unfortunate training accident on Sunday. I must say, my skinned knees would make any hard-core rugby player proud, and there might just be a bottle or two of ibuprofen that gets noshed in the next week or so around here (anti-inflammatories). But…

Monday “What Went Well”: Crashed into a brick wall. And won.

Oh, life. You humor me so much sometimes. One moment we’re just rocking out to great tunes and running down a mid-autumn road in the sun-dappled morning the day after a big windstorm…and the next moment, we’re kissing a brick wall because we just tripped on one of those fallen tree branches from said windstorm…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Earn Your Rest

Today’s fitness meme comes from blackrockfc.com: This is a trap I fall into once in a while…giving myself permission to take “rest days” I haven’t really earned, because I haven’t really been kicking my butt in my workouts. Rest days are there to help our bodies regenerate and grow, AFTER we’ve given them the stress…

Throwback Thursday: Planning Workouts 101

After a couple of busy-busy days (and, full disclosure, not getting my planned workout in yesterday – yikes), I thought it best to do a Throwback Thursday post on the basics of planning our workouts. Yesterday was a doozy: late to bed last night (meeting of my regional professional speakers’ association), early to rise today…

Wednesday Nostalgia: If you wait for perfect…

Maybe it’s the fact that we’re now clearly into the fall season in Seattle, when it’s completely dark outside when I wake up. But something is making me awfully nostalgic for the winter last year when I started the Every48 blog. What I wanted to do with this blog was to be accountable to myself…

Monday “What Went Well”: Just do it.

Ah, there’s that nifty Nike slogan again. Thing is, it’s basically 100% right. I’m training for a marathon to end 2014 and yesterday I ran a 15-miler on a morning when I really wanted to stay in bed. My coach said, do it slower than you want to for the first 12 miles, then pick…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Stop Giving Up

On this October Friday morning, here’s a thought that has kept many of us in the game just long enough to realize that staying in the game is the game: The best research out there on long-term weight loss tells us that those of us who reach our weight goal and maintain it for the…

Throwback Thursday: Where it all began, almost ten months ago

Sometimes, especially when I’ve had, say, a situation or two to solve on the previous day, or week (or worse: when it feels like everything is hitting the fan), I have a hard time remembering how much progress I’ve made in my health. That’s when I play the “One Year Ago” game. It’s pretty simple….