In my last post I said I was reading a book I wanted to share. I do a lot of geeky professional reading, so I often look for inspirational fitness or sports training-related books for entertainment (OK, along with a healthy dose of natural history books and bird guides). When I came across The Athlete... Continue Reading →
A little play on words, there. I have been thinking again about how easily I boot exercise off my to-do list when the schedule gets tight. I treat it like a luxury I can’t afford to indulge in, instead of treating it like an essential I can’t afford to skip. That’s especially been the case... Continue Reading →
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 →
(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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I’m saving a few bucks by reverting to WordPress’s free hosting plan and giving up my custom domain, etc. Not sure what this means for your bookmarks, but the new URL will be 50forte.wordpress.com (update to the update: the link will change as of mid-August, I think).