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The Future of Road Rage

Sharing the road ruffles a lot of feathers.

The future is here.

Road rage is about to take a turn for the worse if we don’t educate and accommodate. Bike sharing without road sharing is like an airplane without radio controls. It takes to the sky on a prayer. Read more

A Big Fitness Oversight

You have to train boredom if you want to be FIT.

No matter your choice of exercise, it always includes a silent partner. Boredom. You can fight it, resist it, change it up. You can increase intensity, change the view, or wear neon shoes. At some point you just have to become friends with repetition. Read more

Learn To Love the Plateau

The plateau is a valuable part of the process.

You want to be moving. But you’re not. Stuck in the mud. Pressing against the wind. Melting into the quicksand. You work so hard and seem to be getting all the way to NOWHERE!

Here comes that evil, pulverizing question again. The one that grinds up your dreams and spits them out. Read more

Hangin’ It Up Feels Great

Inversion tables are worth your money.

A multiple purpose tool worthy of taking up valuable space. Read more

The Sexy Muscle

Go for the curves you want, not the ones you don't.

I think shoulders are the most beautiful part of a FIT body. Read more

Catch A Phrase and Hang On!

Mantras are invisible stimulants or peaceful reminders.

Mantra Ironman 70.3 run: "Move arms, legs will follow."

I chose the we move category for this post because when I first discovered the power of mantras, my legs were crumbling beneath my body while trying to finish my first Half Ironman.

These powerful little phrases have impact. Impact on attitude, focus, strength, and performance. How can just a few choice words create such a buzz? Read more

Cheap Man’s Massage

Is it sinful to dislike going to spas?

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against spoiling myself. I’m also a very touchy, feely person so it isn’t the professional hands of strangers that bothers me.  

If I need “body work” done due to an injury or pain, I will definitely go and reap the benefit.  I have been to 2 experienced massage therapists who’s hands worked miracles on my back and overtrained quad muscles.

Here’s why spas aren’t my forte. Read more

America’s Mind Plague- Excuse Revolution!

Which plague is holding you back?

View Part I of this 2 part series, America’s Mind Plague- Excuses.

“I’m too busy.”

If being healthy is your priority, then time isn’t an issue. Time for other tasks is the challenge. If you don’t have time to work out, look at your priorities first before addressing anything else. Be honest. Only grief will come from a false priority list. Read more

America’s Mind Plague- Excuses

Your excuses are legitimate. Now let's go work out.

The number one reason we have an obesity epidemic is because we make excuses under the guise of being busy, flexible, in crisis, skeptical, cynical, physically unable, too old, and selfless.  Read more

The Boston Marathon

Sometimes you have to rely on true grit.

Is the Boston Marathon all that it’s cracked up to be?

The medal is mediocre at best.  There isn’t even a granola bar in the goodie bag.  It’s expensive to participate.  The course is really difficult.  The downhills trash your quads just in time to need them to climb the Newton Hills.  The race begins late so you have to run in the middle of the day.  This year that meant running in 89 degrees!

Even so, you have one day of the year that every serious runner from every country wants to be in Boston, Massachusetts. Why? Read more