I owe you an apology, Alexa. You really didn’t deserve all those heavy sighs, negative comments, and–honestly, I’m ashamed to admit–the profanity. It wasn’t pretty, none of it. You hadn’t procrastinated. No, you stood by me, never bad mouthing or uttering an “I told you so.” You were patient, kind…and still, I was a hater. Without you…. Project… Continue reading Alexa and The New York Times Saved My April Workout
Back in January 2017, my friend Ginny launched a campaign to get me to this free M/W/F workout she’d fallen in love with. “Everybody’s so nice,” she said. “I gotta warn you, though…there’s hugging.” And–because this was Ginny–the workout was, naturally, first thing in the morning. These days, it takes a lot to get me… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Work Out with Project Austin
There’s a first for me this weekend: my workout plans include golf. No, I do not know how to play. Yes, I’m 55. Are the two linked? When You Love Being Outdoors, Golf Makes Sense It was a beautiful, balmy Friday afternoon in February when my husband surprised me by coming home early. “Let’s go… Continue reading OK, Golf, You Suckered Me In
The coach rasped out the evening’s workout: “We’ve got 6 x 400s tonight. Find a partner your pace….” The rest faded into oblivion as those three terrifying words ricocheted around my brain, building into a roaring crescendo. FIND. A. PARTNER. Oh, hell no. Not tonight. Not on an evening when I was lucky to have made it to… Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to Escaping the Dreaded Partner Workout
You think you know a city. Then you find a hidden jewel, some gleaming nugget buried deep in the old familiar parts that causes you to wonder, “How’d I miss this?” quickly followed by “and what else don’t I know?” My recent Dallas visit was a quick 24-hour trip; my husband was presenting at a conference held… Continue reading Discover Katy Trail in Downtown Dallas
A friend of mine was lamenting today about her lack of push-up prowess. I assured her she could master them; boxing had me busting out more push-ups than I’d ever imagined possible. Practice, after all, makes perfect! And then somebody mentioned chin-ups. Ooh, boy. Yeah. I can’t do a chin-up or pull-up to save my life.… Continue reading Working Toward a Pull-Up
Last week, I was at Davis Mountain Fitness & Training Camp, where I hiked, ran, yoga-ed, water aerobicized, and swam to my heart’s content. I even had a lovely walk to and from meals. My body was almost always in motion. This week….well, I’ve avoided my regularly scheduled exercise. Confession: I’ve skipped all of it.… Continue reading Can Gardening Count as My Workout?