Sometimes, you get a fitness freebie. Take it.

When I was running my personal-best marathon in 2011, I noticed that a couple of the later miles actually felt pretty easy. They were downhill, or maybe just not uphill, or maybe the crowds on that part of the course were extra-fun. Whatever it was, those particular miles didn’t feel as hard as the ones…

Meme Week Tuesday: What’s holding you back?

[Every48.com will be on hiatus this week while I’m cooking up some new content for the holiday season. This week I’ll feature a favorite “fitness meme of the week” post every day from the collection of memes on Every48.com. Enjoy – and then get out there and get your workout on.] What’s holding you back?…

Meme Week Monday: Where strength really comes from.

[Every48.com will be on hiatus this week while I’m cooking up some new content for the holiday season. This week I’ll feature a favorite “fitness meme of the week” post every day from the collection of memes on Every48.com. Enjoy – and then get out there and get your workout on.] Where Strength Really Comes…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Running is purpose.

I love running, because it gives me a goal every time I go out there. Running is purpose. And so is any other form of physical activity. This meme uses a quote from the wonderful DailyBurn.com article I posted last week about exercising when you’re grieving a loss. It’s powerful stuff. Have a great weekend….

Fitness Meme of the Week: Keep Looking Up (a repeat, for a friend)

I’ve shared this meme before at Every48, but today, I’m reprising it for my buddy Chris. Yes, I’m still sad. But today, I’ll be looking up. Maybe, just maybe, the people who have left us here on Earth are looking down at us, too, just to be sure we’re okay. Whatever else is going on in your…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Hippocrates was right.

Ever notice how the more things change, the more they stay the same? Or, in other words, how much we figured out about the benefits of solid nutrition and regular exercise…centuries ago? Hippocrates predates us by a couple of millennia (to be more or less exact, as much as one can be about these things,…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Keep Going. No. Matter. What.

I hesitate to write “Don’t Quit” here…because I’m not the biggest fan of “Don’t” statements – but it’s true. Keeping going with the things we know we’re really supposed to be doing is really the only way to succeed in anything. And getting rid of the things we’re not supposed to be doing – those…

Fitness Meme of the Week: The only bad workout is…

…the one you didn’t START. Yup – that’s an official original meme from Every48.com for you today. If you started a workout, you won. Just start. Do the “fifteen minutes of angst” thing and hang in there for just a few minutes. And see if your brain doesn’t immediately lock in on how awesome it…