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.
Making the Numbers Work I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my fitness budget, both in terms of time and money. There are lots of things that I want to do, but there are only so many hours in the week or dollars I’m willing to spend. And with new options appearing on […] Read More
Yes, I’m Having Fun I’m now four sessions into my month of Muay Thai — I’ll be going to #5 today — and here are a few things I’ve learned. I have a surprisingly hard time reconciling “this is a good, full-body workout” with “oh, this is actual fighting.” There’s a poster in the locker room […] Read More
UFC, Here I Come (hahahaha, no.) So I’ve started Muay Thai training. What? What’s Muay Thai? Honestly, I had no idea either. And this is far, far outside my comfort zone. Let’s take a step back. For the past year, The Assistant has been taking Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes at Crispim BJJ. He loves it, and […] Read More
When in doubt, hike The boys were away on a camping trip this weekend, and instead of running, I slept in until 8:00. That’s the equivalent of college me sleeping until noon. Needless to say, I didn’t get up in time to meet my running buddy at 7:30. (Sorry, Michelle!) I had about umpteen thousand […] Read More
The DNS Run I ditched a race today. Instead of a “did not finish” (known as DNF), I went with the DNS: “did not start.” Admittedly, I’ve felt a bit mediocre this week, but not really bad enough to skip it. I was feeling pretty ambivalent about it… well, ever since I signed up for […] Read More