Have you ever found inspiration where you least expected to find it? Do you really look at the things that are around you and appreciate what you see? Do you see how other people are focused and determined? Do you use their motivation for your own power?
Part of my daily routine when I’m working form home is to watch part of a movie while I’m having lunch Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, after a heavy training session of kickboxing, I felt a slight ache in one of my hips. I rolled the muscles out with the foam roller and within a couple of days it started to feel better. It was just a tight muscle but it made me think about how I refuel my body after any workout. Am I supplying enough water and nutrition to ensure proper rebuilding of the muscles that I break down during training? Continue reading
Have you ever found yourself so busy with life that you have dropped activities that were once very important to who you are and how you feel?
Life comes at us at full speed and as the winter holidays get closer, things are going to get crazier before we start to feel the calmness of Spring. So what do you do? How do you cope?
It is necessary to frequently reevaluate yourself and the activities you love to do, the activities that make you feel whole and complete. Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you’re dragging yourself around? Your energy is low, you’re feeling tired and struggling to make it to your next coffee?
I recently had one of those days, I’ve had them before but this time I focused on the solution instead of the reasons why I was so tired. Continue reading
I was away this past weekend at a fitness conference in San Diego and I learned many new things, met a lot of new people and stepped out of my comfort zone. I know I have grown from this experience and I can’t wait to do it again. Continue reading
Summer has officially started and that means the kids are out of school and with you more during the day. Have you thought about how you’ll continue with your exercise program? If your kids are old enough to stay home alone for an hour, that’s great! You can continue Continue reading
When was the last time that you stepped out of you comfort zone? Done something that you know you are capable of doing but that little anxious voice inside says “I’m too scared!” You know that you can do this thing and that everything will turn out great, you just need a little push to do it. Continue reading
This past weekend I participated in the Ride To Conquer Cancer. This is a 2 day, 240 km (200 mile) bike ride from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA. There were 3011 riders in total and I have to tell you, I am truly inspired by the people that were out there riding.
There were riders on road bikes, mountain bikes, tandem bikes, even a rider on a tricycle Continue reading
Here is a short list of cross training activities that are excellent for runners training for any distance. There are many activities to choose from and this list is not a complete list. It is a list of what I recommend to clients but any activity that raises the heart rate, gives your muscles a good workout or helps stretch out tired muscles is great.
Swimming Continue reading
I gave a talk a couple of weeks ago to a marathon group about the importance of adding cross training to your running program. Cross training is so beneficial to running that I decided to post the topic and what I said. There are many reasons to add it to your program but here are the five that I feel are the most important.
1. Injury Prevention Continue reading