It’s beginning to look a lot like Boston

For the next couple of weeks, there’s going to be a whole lotta Boston Marathon talk at Every48. And that’s because the 118th Boston Marathon takes place less than two weeks from today, on Monday, April 21, 2014. It’s a cornerstone of my exercise year, it keeps me honest, and it is the single best…

The Workout Toolkit, Part 3: “Go-To” Cardio Workouts

Situation: I need to do cardio and I’m brain-dead. That was me yesterday. I had planned a run, but just didn’t get out there when I should have. By 4 p.m., I was stuck. Tired. And uninspired. In these situations, I use my third workout tool: the no-brainer workout. (In case you’re new to Every48,…

You are a laboratory of one. Be a mad scientist.

Ever since I started to get my own health under control five years ago, I’ve considered myself a “laboratory of one.” Let me explain. If I were to have started reading all of the legitimate-seeming scientific studies, the nutritional texts, the biology and chemistry and exercise physiology books, and the magazine articles that all advertise…

The BTN Workout

There is a secret workout that gets me out the door every time, no matter if I’m exhausted, worn out, frustrated, or underslept. It’s called the BTN workout. BTN = Better Than Nothing Yesterday I was completely not interested in running 12 miles, which was in my workout plan for the 2014 Boston Marathon. I…