Stability in a Crazy World

According to Sakyong Mipham, “When people say meditation makes them calm, they are often referring to this stability of the mind. A stable mind creates the foundation for a happier and more contented person.” Likewise, a stable body can create the foundation for a happier and more contented runner, hiker, and walker. One of theContinue reading “Stability in a Crazy World”

Safety First

A lot of you started running or walking regularly when the quarantine started. Conveniently during that time, there were not a lot of cars on the road. Now that it’s getting busier out there, I thought this would be a good time to talk about safety. First of all, you want to make sure youContinue reading “Safety First”

Things are heating up!

I hear it’s still snowing in Maine, but here in Northern California, it’s getting pretty hot out there. Temperatures seem to have gone from the mid-60’s to mid-80’s almost overnight. It’s time to start thinking about carrying a water bottle when you go out for even a short walk or run. But how much shouldContinue reading “Things are heating up!”

Confucius’s Thoughts on Running

Confucius said, “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” This has been my mantra ever since I started running.  Actually, I started running by walking, and then by walking a half marathon. And then I started running because walking was taking too long, or at least thatContinue reading “Confucius’s Thoughts on Running”

Be Strong!

Those of you who walk or run with me on regular basis know that I am not only passionate about running but also about taking care of my body. My plan is keep running until I finally win an age group award by default, because I have outlived everyone else in my age group! RunningContinue reading “Be Strong!”

Social Distancing from the Fridge

Food is the fuel that your body needs to keep going. You can’t drive your car without gas, right? And if you put leaded gasoline or diesel in a car that needs unleaded gasoline, it won’t run properly. If you are going to be walking or running regularly (and I hope you are!), you need the right kind of fuel to keep your body moving. Unfortunately, not all food creates an equal amount of fuel.

Some of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… no, I’m just kidding (although I do like kittens!) This time I’m talking about Buffs. Buffs are multifunctional headwear that are indispensable for runners, hikers, and anyone engaging in physical activity. A Buff is made of a moisture-managing microfiber fabric that is wind resistant and controls odor. BuffsContinue reading “Some of My Favorite Things”

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED

How are you feeling these days? Are you waking up each day excited to face the day and ready to get everything on your to-do list done? Me neither. Some days it’s just hard to get going. And with the changes in our schedules lately due to the shelter-in-place, it’s even harder.  Here are aContinue reading “HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED”

Staying Injury-Free

As you increase mileage, you may find that you start to experience aches and pains. Many people conclude at this point that running longer distances just is not achievable. If I had a quarter for every person who told me that running marathons would kill my knees, I’d be a multi-millionaire! I am happy toContinue reading “Staying Injury-Free”