It’s All about the Feet

How is 2021 going for you so far? I hope it’s off to a great start! I know a lot of you have set step goals for yourselves this year. That is fantastic in any year, but even more important this year since many of us are still sheltering in place and gyms are stillContinue reading “It’s All about the Feet”

I’ve Got Your Back!

Your lower back is part of your body’s core.  Contrary to what many people think, your core includes your entire trunk, not only your abdominal muscles. All the muscles from your shoulders down to your hips help you to stand upright and maintain balance while not only walking, running, hiking, but also while sitting andContinue reading “I’ve Got Your Back!”

Mindful Walking

Walking is my favorite form of exercise because, well, it’s easy! We all know how to do it. And better still, the benefits of walking are well-documented. Walking can improve your cardiovascular fitness, reduce your risk of heart disease, help you lose weight and improve your overall health.  Mindfulness—which is often described as the practiceContinue reading “Mindful Walking”

Ring in the New Year

Welcome to 2021! Here’s hoping that this year brings you only the best! However, as much as we complain about 2020, some good things happened in the past year. The thing I am most grateful for is this community, which started the first weekend of 2020. Thank you so much for being a part ofContinue reading “Ring in the New Year”

Happy Holidays!

I want to wish you a very happy new year! Good riddance to 2020….bring on 2021! I hope you have been enjoying the holiday season whether you celebrate Christmas, Channukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Festivus for the Rest of Us, or nothing at all. Hopefully you were able to make the most of it despite everything elseContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

Winterize Your Workout

I lived in Seattle for six years and can tell you from personal experience that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is REAL. Even here in California, many of us feel a little down on rainy days. Fortunately for our depression (but unfortunately for our water supply), the rain here does not usually last more than aContinue reading “Winterize Your Workout”

‘Tis the Season for New’s Years Resolutions

It’s less than three weeks until the end of the year and this is the time that people start thinking about their goals for the coming year (if they haven’t already been thinking about it!). If you’ve been following my 12 Weeks of Christmas Challenge, you know that my goal for the new year is toContinue reading “‘Tis the Season for New’s Years Resolutions”

Running without Ruining your Knees

If I had a penny for every time someone said to me “running will ruin your knees”, I would be rich. Nevertheless, what I do not have is…ruined knees. I have run more than 20 full marathons and 50 half marathons in the last 14 years alone, including 3 marathons in 3 consecutive days, withoutContinue reading “Running without Ruining your Knees”

Paleo, Keto, Whole30, oh my!

There are so many diets out there, that it is hard to keep them all straight. Today I am going to talk about three very popular ones and the pros and cons of each: The Paleo Diet While I personally see absolutely no reason to live like a caveman (they don’t sleep on nice comfyContinue reading “Paleo, Keto, Whole30, oh my!”