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…

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 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,…

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…

No track? No problem!

Ah, a running track. A perfect 400-meter oval. A great place to get in a – wait for it – track workout. As long as you happen to have one in your backyard, or down the street. I happen to live very close to a great one – a certified 400-meter track at a local high…

Yes, it’s raining today.

What, are you surprised? Welcome to Seattle. Exercising in Seattle every 48 hours means that sometimes, you’re going to need to go outside to get a workout in. My favorite Gore-Tex jacket was purchased at REI’s outlet website for about a third of its original price. I have a collection of full-length exercise pants –…

Dress for Success

There’s a crazy cold wave on the East Coast right now. And thousands of people training in Boston right now for the Boston Marathon – including elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan, who will compete to win the whole race in April. The Boston Marathon organization (my heroes forever, and not just because of what happened last year…