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.
Watch Your Speed Saturday’s Livermore Half Marathon was, without a shadow of a doubt, my worst race ever. This is through no fault of the lovely people who host the race, and more of a commentary on my inability to stick to a reasonable pace. I always start out a little too fast. I get […] Read More
Looking For My Motivation Today I went out for a solo run:10.7 miles in intermittent rain, the last long run before taper for race day. I figured that at my pace, this distance would be enough time for me to find the motivation that I have sorely lacked lately. It wasn’t. It makes no sense. I’m […] Read More
Miles of East Bay Hiking We’ve been hiking every Sunday, a family adventure that gets a little more difficult with each passing week. Each hike is roughly in the range of 5 to 7 miles long, with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet or more. This is challenging enough without doing it back-to-back after my Saturday training […] Read More
When Restless, Go Hiking and Biking Now that we’ve had a break in El Niño, The Assistant has voiced his restlessness. “We used to do so much stuff,” he said. “But ever since the hotel, it’s all been house, house, house.” So given any opportunity whatsoever, he votes for hiking and biking. Case in point: […] Read More
A Solo Run Before Sunrise It’s a Mysterious School Holiday Weekend for our local school district, and my running buddy was heading south to visit The Mouse this weekend. Yet she still seemed to think that she’d be able to fit in a run this morning. (I had my doubts.) Needless to say, she had […] Read More