What I Love About Comeback Stories, Part 2

Oh, comeback stories. They are so inspiring when you’re watching them from the safety and security of your own sofa, and so very hard when you’re trying to craft one yourself. The hardest part of this journey? Remembering, constantly, how easy some things used to be. Today, running three miles requires two walking breaks. But,…

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…

Throwback Thursday: The Zen Run Redux

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh……..” Some days, you just want to exhale. Today is one of those days for me. Enjoy this throwback post from February that describes one of my favorite workouts for the days when you just need to move but can’t quite figure out what to do, or how to get going. The quick answer: let…

Throwback Thursday: Planning Workouts 101

After a couple of busy-busy days (and, full disclosure, not getting my planned workout in yesterday – yikes), I thought it best to do a Throwback Thursday post on the basics of planning our workouts. Yesterday was a doozy: late to bed last night (meeting of my regional professional speakers’ association), early to rise today…

Wednesday Nostalgia: If you wait for perfect…

Maybe it’s the fact that we’re now clearly into the fall season in Seattle, when it’s completely dark outside when I wake up. But something is making me awfully nostalgic for the winter last year when I started the Every48 blog. What I wanted to do with this blog was to be accountable to myself…

Monday “What Went Well”: Just do it.

Ah, there’s that nifty Nike slogan again. Thing is, it’s basically 100% right. I’m training for a marathon to end 2014 and yesterday I ran a 15-miler on a morning when I really wanted to stay in bed. My coach said, do it slower than you want to for the first 12 miles, then pick…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: The Two-By-Five!

No, that’s not a new measurement for a piece of wood. It’s a workout I created last Friday when I really, really needed to get out and exercise, because I had a three-day dry spell last week where I didn’t move a whole lot. (There were acute contributing circumstances. I haven’t gone three days without…

Tuesday Workout(s) of the Week: Comeback Kids

You’ve been injured. Or you’ve been away from exercise for a while (work, school, a pregnancy, family stress…). Whatever it is, your body isn’t 100% quite yet. But it isn’t 0% anymore, either. You’re ready to get back into the game. Slowly. Today’s post is for you. It’s all about getting back on the horsie….

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…

Monday: What Went Well – I Survived the Big Fat Italian Wedding

You know My Big Fat Greek Wedding, right? The very fun 2002 Nia Vardalos film about, well, getting very married when you’re very, very Greek? I’m here to report that the Italians are exactly the same as the Greeks. Or, to put it more succinctly, the Italian-Americans are exactly the same as the Greek-Americans when…