Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Does Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

The weight loss benefits of yoga have long been debated.

While there are weight loss benefits of yoga, the spiritual and training aspects are probably more significant than weight loss.
Master yoga teacher Jennifer Kries analyzes the overall benefits of yoga in detailed fashion through this post on  If you're considering yoga or you are a regular practitioner, you will find this information useful.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Attitude Adjustment

Running is the best activity for improving your attitude . . . according to running expert Jeff Galloway.
If Jeff Galloway says running is one of the best activities one can undertake to improve attitude, he's probably right.  Check out his recent post on this topic. 

We will be taking a break for a bit. See you soon again!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Triathlon? Where Do I Start?

We are close to that time of year where you might be thinking about competing in a triathlon.

If you have never competed in a triathlon, there are some things you need to consider.  Can you swim? What time of year would you like to do the event? Where?
Gail Bernhardt will help you answer these questions in a post on  The biggest issue for most people is the swim, so you need to be thinking about lessons if you need some work in this area.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Have A Running Injury?

Sometimes we think we have a serious running injury.
And maybe we do . . . but it a little R (rest) I (ice) C (compression) E (elevation) may do the trick.  Check out this post from Christine Luff at and she lists the systems that dictate you may have more serious of an injury that requires attention beyond R.I.C.E.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crossfit Workouts

Here are some great Crossfit workouts. 
These come from the Carrots 'N' Cake blog.  I love Crossfit workouts to change things up.  These workouts come with videos.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Missing The Mark?

Maybe it's time to forgive yourself.
Looking back four months ago, you set some New Year's resolutions.  I really enjoyed Lisa Lavia Ryan's thoughts on how you can get back on track by "retooling" as she calls it.  This is from the Des Moines Register.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Want To Do A Triathlon?

I remember when I first thought about competing in a triathlon.
This article from posted by Gale Bernhardt is an excellent summary of some of the things you will need to consider if you are thinking you might want to do a triathlon. It goes into how to determine the distance, "shopping" for an event and how to train for the swim.

Take a look if this is an event you are considering.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

No Hill Hill Workouts

You can work out like you are running hills without running hills. 
What about running on a treadmill or on stairs?  Read what you can do by checking out Christine Luff's recent post about running hills with out hills on