5 Tips for Better Sleep Quality

How have you been sleeping lately? I have been feeling more tired than usual lately. So, I have been thinking a lot about how to get not only more hours of sleep, but how to get more quality sleep. My trusty Garmin watch not only tracks my workouts, it also tracks my sleep patterns. ButContinue reading “5 Tips for Better Sleep Quality”

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung! The weather is getting warmer…and you know what that means! Summer is just around the corner. Really. It is! It’s coming!  And that means it is time to start thinking about carrying a water bottle when you go out for even a short walk or run. But how much should you drink?Continue reading “Spring Has Sprung”

The Surprising Appeal of Endurance Sports

I recently read an article by Brad Stulberg, author of the column Science of Performance in Outside Magazine and of the book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success in which he discusses the popularity of endurance sports among knowledge workers. Running USA surveys conducted in 2015 andContinue reading “The Surprising Appeal of Endurance Sports”

Reaching Goals & Having Fun

On February 28th, the Finding Joy in Motion celebrated another graduation! Nine ladies finished the program and five of them were able to come to Healdsburg to celebrate. While public, in-person racing still has not returned to California, we were able to do our own, socially distanced walk through the vineyards of the Dry CreekContinue reading “Reaching Goals & Having Fun”

What would YOU attempt if you knew you could not fail?

I’m the kid who failed gym class. It’s not easy to fail gym class, because basically all you have to do to pass is show up and participate. I failed because I never showed up and never tried. You may be thinking that I never showed up because I did not enjoy it, or IContinue reading “What would YOU attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

Progress isn’t Linear

A fitness routine, just like life itself, is a process. There are good days, bad days, and everything in between. It is not a linear progression. Oh, how I wish life would get a little bit better every day, day after day. But life doesn’t work like that and neither does a fitness routine. AContinue reading “Progress isn’t Linear”

Be Still, My Beating Heart

This past Friday was National Wear Red Day, which is designed to raise awareness of heart disease. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for about 1 in every 5 female deaths. Being physically active is a huge step toward good heart health. It isContinue reading “Be Still, My Beating Heart”

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!”