“Try a little harder.”

Three years ago this month, a project manager I was working with gave me the single best piece of workout advice I’ve ever received. He didn’t know he was doing it at the time. We were on a big consulting project for a client and I was preparing a slide deck summarizing research that had…

Tools, not rules

A few days ago a friend from my hometown sent me a Facebook message about Every48. She’s a busy mom who had been landlocked with her kids in the house for a few days because of the snowstorms and school closings back East, and she was doing her best to get thirty minutes of exercise…

Writer’s Block

It’s 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22 as I write these words and I can’t think of a single thing to say this morning because my head is already in my workday, which is going to be a big ‘un, as they say. Running workout to come this afternoon when this morning Seattle fog lifts….

It’s time.

What’s the secret in making time for workouts? This year, I’m making that a very simple process. I just do them. I ask myself, “How much time do I really need to get this done?” and then I look at how much time I’m spending on things that I don’t really need to be doing….

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…