Boot Camp, Day 20: Time for “Plan B”

The hardest part about trying to find time every day to exercise, is that life happens and your best intentions are challenged seemingly from 10 different directions at once. Sunday was Day 20 of my self-imposed, 77-day (11-week) Boot Camp. As with making any kind of plans things can and will go wrong. Being a... Continue Reading →

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Boot Camp, Days 18 & 19: Time to rise and grind!

Note: Writing a daily fitness blog can be damn hard work! Today is one of thoseĀ  days, so excuse me if today's installment seems a bit fragmented. It is. Today, I"m combining Day 18 and Day 19 of my self--imposed, 77-day (10-week) Boot Camp. Wildfires in California have made the air quality very unhealthy. So,... Continue Reading →

Boot Camp, Day 10-13: Life happens!

Despite our best intentions, sometimes things happen that impact our lives and derail our goals, ambitions and routines. It happened to me on Friday, when I noticed that our swamp cooler was leaking water. Temperatures have been soaring up into 100-plus degrees every day and causing air-conditions to work overtime. Plus, thunderstorms that have resulted... Continue Reading →

Boot Camp, Day 7: Rest day

Rest days are an essential part of training. While it might feel like you're slacking and make you worry that you won't build strength or increase speed or lose weight, time off allows your body and mind to fully recover and grow. One week ago, I decided to create a 77-day (11 weeks) Boot Camp... Continue Reading →

Boot Camp Day 5: Fun, 4-mile adventure!

On Saturday, I decided that I should create a list of fitness activities that are fun and interesting to incorporate into my 77-day (11 week) self-imposed boot camp. I've already grumbled and bellyached about how boring gym visits can be, so I won't linger on that theme. My goal writing this blog is to figure... Continue Reading →

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