Start where you are

More evidence that it's almost never to late to start running. In this most recent study, individuals who began running in their fifties exhibited - within ten years - similar lean muscle mass, body fat, and running speed to same-aged runners who began running decades earlier. That's encouraging! I'm having to contemplate either proceeding with... Continue Reading →

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Everything old is new again

I'm old enough to remember when barefoot running, Pose running, and chi running were "new" (to a lot of people in the US) and seemingly revolutionary. It was about ten years ago, and the revolution was instigated in great part by Chris McDougall's exhilarating page-turner Born to Run - which was in great part about... Continue Reading →

Weird stuff… and good stuff

Submitted for your approval: biker shorts that "imbue average people with superhuman walking abilities." I can see the therapeutic possibilities for restoring mobility in people who have lost it, which helps to redirect my thoughts from their otherwise inevitable trajectory to "The Wrong Trousers." Moving right along... I don't know how I missed this in... Continue Reading →

The balancing act

(Cool image found on the intertubes. No copyright infringement intended.) Or is it the juggling act? Or is it juggling-whilst tip-toeing-across-a-fraying-tight-wire act? Whatever the analogy… I just can’t seem to get everything moving in the right direction at the same time. If I’m exercising enough, I’m probably not sleeping enough or taking the time to... Continue Reading →

Miles to go

We're a little more than halfway through June, and I'm a little less than halfway through my Great Cycle Challenge commitment of 500 miles! Yikes! But I think I can split my rides - morning and evening - in order to catch up fairly quickly (and not be late for work every day!). While I'm... Continue Reading →

Bra talk

Sorry, gents. This post is probably not going to ring your bell, but you might share it with the female athletes in your life. Ladies, here is a really excellent and comprehensive review of oodles of sports bras currently on the market. The funny thing is, just last week I was searching the “interwebs” for... Continue Reading →

May madness

I seem to have misplaced the last three weeks. Has anyone seen them? I was certain my April streak would carry me right into May, marching along with focus and discipline. Instead, I've been completely out of control of my days, and sometimes not even sure which day it actually is. My longest walk was... Continue Reading →

Streaking

There she be. Proof that I completed the “spring streak” challenge, albeit with some mighty short walks - sometimes the bare minimum of 1 mile and "change"! When I couldn't get out to walk during the day, I hopped on my rower or my stationary bike for 20 to 30 minutes. Those intervals are recorded... Continue Reading →

Here comes the sun

Actually, I don't really believe spring is here, yet - where I live, we're guaranteed to get another blast of cold and snow in April - but in theory, we'll be seeing a bit more of the sun for the next few months. (The pretty picture above is not mine; it's a Creative Commons image... Continue Reading →

Climbing the walls

February turned into a pretty good month. For the last five years, during the weeks leading up to my annual mammogram, I get a little bit crazy. My sleep - which is never good - gets horrible: a series of short, light naps interspersed with a dozen or more full-wake-ups every night. I become forgetful,... Continue Reading →

Shameless fundraiser plug

This week I got the "all clear" on my mammogram and regular six-month check-up with the oncology team, and am officially released from the breast cancer follow-up protocol. That means, by insurance standards, I am a "survivor." 🙂 I am so grateful for the access I had to excellent medical personnel and services throughout, and... Continue Reading →

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