Science Wednesday: Stretch. That is all.

Ever feel like you’re walking around on muscles that feel like rubber bands that are stretched too tight? Yup. That’s what it feels like in my shoulder right now, and that means it’s time to stretch. Flexibility is one of the three key pillars of fitness (the other two are cardiovascular exercise and strength training)….

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Doc says “Run.” Patient listens.

Thank heaven for physical therapists. It’s their job to stop us from getting ourselves more injured than we already are when we’ve gone and done something silly, such as taking a massive fall and straining just about every muscle in our shoulder as a result. (Also, getting awesome bruises all up and down our shins….

Monday “What Went Well”: The October stats report, finally.

The National Institutes of Health tells us that simply writing down what we eat leads to weight loss, because we become naturally more attuned to what we’re eating and we tend to eat less overall. (Medline Plus, an NIH website, has a nice article: “Eating Habits and Behaviors,” that gives practical advice for becoming more…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Fall Seven Times…

From a lovely Pinterest page collecting inspirational quotes: Not just because I had an actual fall almost two weeks ago that has wreaked a bit of havoc with my running training…but because this idea is what can separate those who fulfill their life’s dreams from those who try once, stumble, and decide not to try…

Throwback Thursday: The Zen Run Redux

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh……..” Some days, you just want to exhale. Today is one of those days for me. Enjoy this throwback post from February that describes one of my favorite workouts for the days when you just need to move but can’t quite figure out what to do, or how to get going. The quick answer: let…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Just move. Really.

Yes. I did it. Yesterday I made a promise to myself and to everyone here that after a near-week of sedentary feeling-sorry-for-myselfdom, I was going to get to the gym, get on a bike, and make the pedals go in a circular direction for a respectable amount of time. And so it was. I got…

Monday “What Went Well”: Philosophically speaking.

Some weeks at Every48 are “business as usual” weeks. There’s stuff to do. Stuff gets done. And most days of the week, a workout gets squeezed in there somewhere. A to-do checklist, if you will. But sometimes, the deeper questions start to bubble up. Questions like, what’s really going on when we make commitments to…