Walking Mistakes to Avoid for Weight Loss

Many people begin a walking routine with the goal of losing weight. Walking is a great low impact way to get and stay in shape. Below is an article by certified physical therapy assistant Marc Lindsay that outlines 10 walking mistakes to avoid if you want to lose weight and how to fix them.  IContinue reading “Walking Mistakes to Avoid for Weight Loss”

Should you Go Far or Go Fast?

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for weight loss. However, many people believe that being more active can help you lose weight since burning more calories can help to shed pounds.  If you are walking or running in order to lose weight, how can maximize your calorie burn? Should you focus on distance or on speed?Continue reading “Should you Go Far or Go Fast?”

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”

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”

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”

Built for Speed

Many of you are already training for Niagra Falls. Yay! We are going to have so much fun! And by now you have reached the part of the training plan that calls for speed work. In the plan for this week, it calls for a long run of “4mi with 2*800m”.  800 meters is equivalentContinue reading “Built for Speed”

Breathing Comfortably while Running

A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend in Tampa, FL at the Gasparilla Distance Challenge: a 5K, 8K, 15K and half marathon over two days for a total of 30.4 miles. The weather was perfect (50’s, not too humid, and sunny!) and the course along Tampa Bay was beautiful. We also picked up 5Continue reading “Breathing Comfortably while Running”

Running is Good for your Brain

I don’t know about you, but the cancellation of all these events due to COVID-19 certainly is making me depressed.  I hope the measures our government is taking will help get the situation under control. In the meantime, do you know what is the best way to fight this depression?  Get outside and take aContinue reading “Running is Good for your Brain”

All About Shoes

Many of you have been training for more than two months now. How do you feel about your shoes? Are they comfortable? Do they give you enough support? I walked a 5K a few months ago with someone who was wearing a pair of Hokas that she had had for several months and she toldContinue reading “All About Shoes”