Science Wednesday: Do your homework.

There’s an email glitch in the machine at Chez Wellness Playbook right now. Several emails I’ve sent, and several that were sent to me, simply disappeared. I didn’t get mine, my intended recipients didn’t get theirs. When you run a business that depends on making personal contacts with many people over the course of one…

Inspiration Week! A funny guy on a serious subject.

It’s Inspiration Week at Every48. As I gear up for what is going to be the most challenging part of my workout year, I’m going to be sharing some of the sayings, mantras, books, websites, and videos that help me to get my head on straight when I’m approaching a new challenge. Next Monday, I’ll…

The May Stats Report: Even keel.

There’s something to be said for holding steady on an even keel. Some months, we want to make a big push forward in our health, or in our career, or in another aspect of our life. And sometimes – especially after a month with a “big push” in it, we’re better off holding back a…

Every race has a lesson. Here’s what I learned yesterday.

So, the news of what happened at yesterday’s half-marathon could be reported two ways. Let’s look behind Door Number One first: “I ran my slowest-ever Mercer Island Half Marathon yesterday and it felt hard the whole way and I was bummed.” Now, let’s look at Door Number Two: “I ran the same time on a…

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,…

The post-workout shower, and giving it your all.

It’s true. This is a rockin’ part of every intense workout I’ve ever done. Maybe it’s kind of counterintuitive that I’m talking about  the end of the workout as being one of my favorite things about the workout, right? But it’s not really counterintuitive. The workout is still happening in our bodies, even after we’ve…

Meme Day Friday! Today’s takeaway: Environment is everything.

First things first. Is this not the single best Seahawks meme that came out of the Super Bowl? I really, really do not want to pile on. I consider Peyton Manning to be one of the great sports stories – and possibly the greatest comeback sports story – of our generation. He’s astonishing. But as…

It’s easy to get wealthy – and healthy – slowly.

Sports Illustrated’s Dan Patrick did a Q&A with Warren Buffett in the February 3 edition of the magazine. (It’s a synopsis of Buffett’s recent appearance on Patrick’s radio show, which you can watch on YouTube here.) Among the Omaha jokes (it was a pre-Super Bowl conversation and Peyton Manning was starting to look like Nebraska’s…