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…

Tuesday Workout(s) of the Week: Comeback Kids

You’ve been injured. Or you’ve been away from exercise for a while (work, school, a pregnancy, family stress…). Whatever it is, your body isn’t 100% quite yet. But it isn’t 0% anymore, either. You’re ready to get back into the game. Slowly. Today’s post is for you. It’s all about getting back on the horsie….

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…

I forgot that today is an insanely busy day…

So here’s one of my favorite posts from earlier this year for your Thursday reading pleasure. This is the Every48 equivalent of a BTN workout, by the way – some days, you realize too late that everything is kind of nuts, so you’ve just got to “get it done” however you can. So I decided to…

I forgot how fast a “quick” workout can go by.

Monday was a busy bee kind of day: lots of places to go and people to see. And then it was 5 p.m., and my workout wasn’t, ahem, done yet. So I put on my running shoes and committed to a workout that was so short (considering my upcoming race goals) that it was going…

Motivation Week! No time to exercise? Try a quickie.

Stardate: June 11, 2014. Location: A high school track in Seattle where my track club meets up on Wednesday evenings. Situation: This workaholic runner wants to get her butt kicked by some long distance intervals. But her coaches have other ideas. Enter the Quickie. The “Quickie” isn’t a workout. It’s a mindset. It’s what happens…

It’s Motivation Week at Every 48! How to get your rear in gear.

Let’s start this week with one of my favorite all-time quotes on the subject of motivation: People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar Yup. That’s motivation for you. That fleeting feeling you get, that flutter of happiness, when you’re thinking of doing something…

What’s Next? Finding new fitness goals after big achievements.

I love the fact that the Seahawks ended their post-Super Bowl locker room speeches with the cheer “1-2-3-What’s next!” It’s what I’m thinking about on this Thursday morning, three days removed from what I’m sure will go down as the most memorable race in my life. Keep calm and…take it easy. With still-tired legs, there…

The art of the reverse taper: It’s physical, and it’s psychological.

There are a few different ways to approach physical activity. There’s the “I exercise to stay healthy” way, and there’s the “I train for events” way. I’m in “event” mode for the first third of my calendar year because the Boston Marathon is a mainstay of my overall fitness program. Now, I’m transitioning into the…