What would make a person run up a steep hill as hard as she can? I’ve had time to think about this as I run up steep hills as hard as I can. My list includes: Zombies A tsunami A marathon in 12 weeks I do a handful of hill running workouts in my marathon … More The Love/Hate of Hill Intervals
I swam like an eagle (i.e.; technique wasn’t pretty), but the elements and experience were epically gorgeous. Seattle did its meteorological thing on Wednesday morning and brought a sudden cool, cloudy and very windy couple of hours that coincided perfectly with our swim event–the Puget Sound Blood Center’s Swim For Life. My crossing (somewhere between … More Part One of the Broken Ironman: Swim Done!
Hey Kids, I’m hosting a low-threshold and fun virtual fitness challenge for the month of May. I’ve been involved in a similar one myself for the past month and finding it motivating and a good online community. So, you are invited to get in on this. I’m calling it May: You Be Fit! One cool … More May: You Be Fit!
Some races I enjoy. Some I gut out. The Mercer Island Half Marathon on Sunday was the latter. It’s a beautiful event. While it’s been going on for over 40 years, and has a big registration, it still feels home-grown, with so much community support and not a lot of commercialism. The route is gorgeous … More What Kept Me Going
I had a fantastic session with a new client last week. We met in her style-y living room where I taught her exercises, and we ran through them. After the workout, we were panting and shaking, her dog barking at the antics. She was really excited. A week before, when we first met, she’d told … More A Few Misconceptions DeBusked!
Indeed. In a week, you will likely have a large bowl of candy in your house. From then, it’s one giant slippery dietary slope until MLK Day 2012. So let’s get ready. Here are some things you can do before, during and after parties and other social situations where it’s easy to find yourself on … More It’s Not Too Early to Talk About Overeating at Parties