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…

What’s Next? Finding new fitness goals after big achievements.

I love the fact that the Seahawks ended their post-Super Bowl locker room speeches with the cheer “1-2-3-What’s next!” It’s what I’m thinking about on this Thursday morning, three days removed from what I’m sure will go down as the most memorable race in my life. Keep calm and…take it easy. With still-tired legs, there…

Boston Marathon 2014: A last short race before the big kahuna.

Happy Tax Day. You filed your taxes, right? If not, go here now and do it. I’ll wait until you get back. Welcome back. Now let’s talk about using a last short race to tune up for a marathon. I ran the Seahawks 12K on Sunday – eight days before the Boston Marathon. Twelve kilometers is…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Let Derrick be your guide

Friday is the usual Fitness Meme of the Week day at Every48, but once in a while I pop it over to Thursday if I have a busy day coming up. That would be today. Here you go: That is all. Go work out. Thanks to Derrick Coleman for today’s inspirational moment. Yesterday’s every48 workout: Didn’t…

The February Stats Report

<FLASH! I’m building my social media presence to prepare for a book deal. Please follow me if you would like to help – I’m at @M_NicoleNazzaro. I promise it’s a fun feed!> Two months in and Every48 is going strong! All that, and even though I seriously skimped on my long runs for Boston this month…

What to do when you don’t want to do anything. At all.

My nephew just turned 20 months old. (At his age, you count the months. I can’t wait until he’s starting to know how tall he is so that he can tell me his height in eighths of an inch.) The thing about toddlers is that they are very clear on what they want to do,…

The January stats report

How do you measure progress? If there’s one thing we learned last night at Super Bowl 48, it’s that statistics don’t always tell the whole story. Peyton Manning set a record for pass completions in a Super Bowl (34) and Demariyus Thomas set a record for most receptions (13). And if those were the only…

If you wish you were Russell Wilson, read this post.

It’s Meme Day Friday (not to mention our last #BlueFriday of the NFL season), and in the spirit of Sunday’s Super Bowl, let’s go with some Russell Wilson memes today. So…here’s what I’m thinking about on this fine Friday morning. After two weeks of nonstop media coverage, it is insanely easy during Super Bowl week…

The Big Picture, Part 2

Earlier this month I riffed on the idea of the Big Picture: the idea that there is no “perfect” at any given moment (check out last Friday’s blog for more on that), but we can always do something, right now, that gets us out the door and moving. This has been a really good month,…

If you wait for perfect

It’s Friday Meme Day at #every48 – my chance to bring you the best of the week’s exercise-related memes from my Facebook feed. And here we are with today’s entry. If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Do you have a mantra, a saying, or just a word that gets…

The Big Picture

This whole year-long effort is about the big picture. There are just lots and lots of little brushstrokes that form it, and every single one of them has something to teach me. Here is what I know for certain: I like feeling healthy. I feel healthiest when I’m active. I feel least healthy when I…

The BTN Workout

There is a secret workout that gets me out the door every time, no matter if I’m exhausted, worn out, frustrated, or underslept. It’s called the BTN workout. BTN = Better Than Nothing Yesterday I was completely not interested in running 12 miles, which was in my workout plan for the 2014 Boston Marathon. I…