At the end of last year, I asked my running coach for a week off. To be honest I was burned out. I had trained intensely all year to run three marathons. Mentally, I just wanted to check out for a bit and not be driven by a training schedule. It seemed as if my … Continue reading You Gotta Have Balance
I am always on the lookout for a new way to add adventure and exercise to my life. Don’t get me wrong - I enjoy running but sometimes I wonder if there isn’t something else that I could be doing. My husband likes to bike so cycling adventures frequently catch my eye. Recently I came … Continue reading Uphill or Down?
My friend, Patsy, is a cyclist and has been since she was in high school. One night over dinner in Montana, we were talking about the Tour de France and the workout that the cyclists get when they are competing. Patsy mentioned that the bone density of professional cyclists is continually measured because cyclists can … Continue reading Osteoblasting
Training for a marathon requires a 4-5 month commitment of early morning runs in all weather conditions, careful eating, cross training, and lots of rest. When our family vacation falls in the middle of a training season, I have to figure out ways to fit in my training. Last week we were on vacation with … Continue reading Vacationing Experientially
When I was growing up, “Take a Hike” was a rude way of telling someone to leave. But I have found that taking a hike is a great way to exercise - or if you are training for a marathon, a great way to cross train. It can get boring when all you do is … Continue reading Take a Hike!