Thursday, June 27, 2013

Train On Weekends

Weekends are for training.

Your weekends are for training because you have a little more time to devote to these activities.  Take time on Saturday and/or Sunday to get your licks in!  Typically, I do a pretty rigorous training schedule on both days with the weekdays often being hectic.
This post from the Go The Distance blog reminds us about the importance of training on weekends.

Taking a few days off from blogging.  See you soon!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Take A Moment . . . Remember Boston

It's been a couple of months since the awful events in Boston shocked the running and fitness community worldwide.

As the time separates from the event, it will be harder and harder for those directly impacted to receive the support they need from these tragic events.  Let's take time now during our runs or other fitness activities to remember those who have been affected by these terrible events.

We will all survive!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Why People Don't Exercise

After I thought about this, it really shouldn't come as a surprise.

Laziness isn't the most likely culprit in why people don't seek fitness activities.  New research shows it is most likely rooted in peoples' DNA.  In other words . . . you're either wired for exercise or you're not.

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal that examines the research.  Whether you're "wired" for fitness or now, I hope people realize the long-term benefits of fitness in their lifestyles!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tweaking Your Run

Looking for a little pick-me-up?

Here's an article from Gale Bernhardt posted on that will help you make some improvements in the run portion of your triathlon event.

Sometimes some little adjustments can make big differences come race day.  Make sure to allow yourself some time to practice these adjustments.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fitness Takes To The Air

Now THIS caught my attention.

Aerial fitness appears to be an activity popular among some folks.  I don't think I will be rushing out to the TGR Studio on Ankeny, but it looks to be a very interesting and challenging fitness practice.  Check out this article from the Des Moines Register to learn more about aerial fitness.

I suspect one could get some pretty good results from this type of activity, but I have never been a big fan of aerial stunts.  Nonetheless, different activities mean different things to different people.  Whatever it takes to get you in the groove of a fitness activity you enjoy is what's important!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

6 Tips To Tri Faster

Hopefully, you are well on your way into your training program for the tri event or events you're entering this year.
The timing is perfect to check out these tips from Marty Munson from to make yourself just a little faster this year.   Doing some very easy things like checking out the course beforehand and plotting out the details of your race can help you be that much faster in your next event.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Talk About Stupid

I can't believe I witnessed this.
Filling up my car with gas, a guy pulls in with a cigarette in his mouth.  He proceeds to fill his vehicle up with gas.  I couldn't believe someone would do this!

It's bad enough you are killing yourself and potentially others with your smoking, but now this person is risking blowing the place up.  Yet another reason why smoking is a BAD choice. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cross Training With Pilates

I haven't written much about pilates, so here it goes.

Check out how you can crosstrain with this great exercise.  This post from Christine Luff on offers tips on pilates and links to several pilates workouts.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Clean And Lean ADD PHOTO

Sometimes it is hard getting excited about keeping your food intake at a level that's healthy for you.

Here's an idea - the Run To The Finish blog recently reported about a group of friends that committed to "clean and lean" foods for 28 days.  Commitment to something new is always easier when you are doing it with a group of comrades who will help keep you accountable.

One of my good friends who is a fitness instructor used to regularly provide small workouts for her students to do beyond classes.  She had a workout for every day of the month.  Pretty soon . . . all the class regulars start asking one another, "Did you do the workout for today?"

It's infectious when you engage a group toward a common goal . . . especially in the health and fitness world.