Back in the Saddle: The Fitness Reset Button

Here’s the 14-weeks-postpartum fitness report from Every48 Central: WOW. After the most insane and incredible life change I could ever imagine, and after twenty of the 42 pounds I gained during the pregnancy decided they wanted to, ahem, hang around (in some places, literally) longer than they were welcome, I’m more convinced than ever of…

We’re Ba-aaaaack! Lesson of the Last Two Months: We Gotta Listen.

Yes! Finally, after a hiatus that I’ll tell you all about soon soon soon, Every48 is back up and running. Thanks for your patience. Here’s just a smidgen of what I learned in the last two months—all of it applicable to the message of this blog. When something happens to our bodies, we gotta listen. That’s…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: How to Get Started with a Fitness Program

How do you get started with a fitness program? Especially if you’re coming at it after a long layoff (think injury, formerly sedentary lifestyle, post-pregnancy)? One of my nearest and dearest buds let me have the straight scoop last week: Every48 can sometimes seem a tad, shall we say, intimidating. Something about those marathons, perhaps….

Monday “What Went Well”: I ran again…and it was okay!

What went well last week? I’m going to cheat and give you a scene from Sunday morning (yesterday)…because…drum roll please…I ran again, after a month of complete rest for my knee, and it was okay. You heard that right: I ran, and it was okay! It wasn’t a lot of running – hubby and I…

Monday “What Went Well” Report: Setbacks can be a gift

At least, that’s what I’m telling myself today. Here’s one of the little secrets of weight loss: it really, really helps when your primary exercise is long-distance running. That sport burns energy like nobody’s business. I’ve been at my leanest when I was in the throes of major-league race training. And today, I can’t run…

Monday ”What Went Well” Report: Bum knee, but not for long!

It had to happen eventually. After a lifetime of running (sometimes at a wildly inappropriate weight for the kind of stress that knees take on a regular basis with all that pounding), I finished my ten-miler last Sunday afternoon and felt…something. No pops, tears, or trauma. Just…something that wasn’t right. So I called the nurse…

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 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…