Exercise can seem like an enormous demon. Gyms can be intimidating. Fitness DVDs get lost beneath the pile of Things You Actually Want to Watch. Home workout equipment works well as an expensive, dusty drying rack — we once had an elliptical that did a fantastic job of air-drying clothes.
But the older I get, the more I realize that it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Go for a walk. Take a hike. Ride your bike. Shoot some free throws. Do the things that were fun when you were a kid. Just get moving.
When Your Body Stops Cooperating I haven’t really talked much about my broken-down body, but today I’ll share more information than you really want. I’ll start by saying that I started rehab training this week. Why did I need rehab training? Well… last year, while lugging a suitcase up the stairs in the London Tube, someone bumped […] Read More
Battered, Bruised, but Better I’m coming up on nine months of Muay Thai, and I feel like there’s a tale to tell. So gather ’round, kids. It’s story time. As y’all know, I started Muay Thai classes because I won an auction at my son’s school. I had no intention of winning the auction. I just bid to bump […] Read More
Nothing Fits When You’re Taller Than Average There are many good things about my current workout plan of Muay Thai and Pilates. There are also drawbacks. Namely that nothing fits me anymore. Houston, we have a problem. See, I’m taller than average. And not just taller than the average woman. At 6’1″ (185 cm), I’m also […] Read More
I Did It Well, guys: I did it. I signed up for a monthly membership to continue doing the Muay Thai/MMA classes. Last week, my hair stylist said that this seemed like the first thing in a long time (fitness-wise) that’s really inspired me. I’m not sure that “inspired” is the right word. “Terrified” is […] Read More
Sweat and Hard Work I missed the Monday session at the gym because I wasn’t feeling well, but came back on Wednesday with enough oomph to give myself Jello arms. This time, I was paired with someone extremely skilled, who also happened to be a good teacher. If I wasn’t getting the rhythm face-to-face, she’d […] Read More