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 →

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 →

“Go ahead. Tie one on.”

Yes, I’m totally stealing that – no, I’m QUOTING that! – from a wellness poster/campaign that ran in the hallways and stairwells of a Kaiser Permanente office where I worked years ago. The poster charmed me so much I threatened to steal it (but didn’t; I was completing a PhD in ethics at the time,… Continue Reading →

Disjointed

Do you ever have the sense that your body doesn’t fit right? I’ve been thinking about this for several days, since gathering with the family for Thanksgiving. After the main meal, and before dessert, my nieces and nephew went outside to toss a football around. Eventually I went to join them. Tossing balls, shooting baskets,… Continue Reading →

Let’s get physical

How many of you remember Allison Roe? Though her reign as a leading female distance runner in the early 1980s was brief, it was impressive. She won the Boston and NYC and Seoul marathons in 1981, and broke Mary Decker Slaney’s course record in the iconic Atlanta Peachtree (10K) road race the same year. This… Continue Reading →

I’m an ultra-walker

(Update: no idea how that weird Facebook link got into this page, but it’s gone, now!) One full year ago (October 30, 2017), I told you about a health assessment I took that estimated my biological age to be five years older than I actually was. The estimate gave me some extra dings for having… Continue Reading →

Stranger in a Strange…Body

As I hope I’ve made clear since back in the early days of this blog (we’re one year old today!), I’m not a fitness expert. I’m just a person trying to stay fit and healthy while navigating some of the typical hurdles of middle age (slowing metabolism, muscle loss, new distributions of fat cells), as… Continue Reading →

10K tune-up

My 10K tune-up (walking, not running) was a comedy of errors. The parking lot turned out to be nearly 1.5 miles from the starting line, and I pulled into the lot with just 15 minutes to spare. My best walking pace lately has been around 15 minutes/mile, so I was already in trouble. When I… Continue Reading →

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