The New Normal, Part 2: Mining, and Mourning, the “Lost Years”

Yesterday I wrote about a great race this past weekend in Victoria, B.C., where I basically solidified the notion in my head that I now have a “new normal” when it comes to fitness and health. It used to be that something like a two-hour half-marathon was a pipe dream. Then after good training and…

Science Wednesday: The solution to constant stress? Take a guess.

No joke: Chronic stress is a killer. And, no joke: exercise and eating well are hugely helpful in combating the effects of chronic stress. I’m thinking about stress right now because I’m developing training tools and keynote talks on this subject for 2015, and I’m aware just by reading the news every day as I…

Science Wednesday: When your brain just will not take a seat and calm down.

You know what? Sometimes the world just looks kind of insane. It can especially look insane the day after a holiday weekend, when we have to trudge back to our regular lives. Or it can look insane on a day when there’s sad, sad news going around the place (Robin Williams…random shootings…journalists being killed for doing…

When stuff is hard, exercise helps. Always.

The workflow at Every48 so far has gone something like this: I wake up, I have a theme in mind for a post, I write for a half hour or so, and I schedule the post to publish at 10 a.m. U.S. Pacific time every weekday. That doesn’t leave a ton of time for major-league…