The Strenuous Life

My husband is doing sets of burpees interspersed by work and other normal movements of the day. I don’t count his burpees but there are plenty of them. I am not even sure when he decides that it is time for another batch. Seemingly at random he just begins the jumping back push-ups, and jump…

Fitness, Food, and Health

My sister is a yoga teacher and physical therapy assistant. My husband is an ultrarunner. My mother is slim, active, and healthy in her 80s. You’d expect with all those good examples in front of me that I’d be much the same. But I’m not. I struggle. Some folks asked in a private group about…

Happy New Year!

About fifteen years ago playing racquetball, I had my first dreadful experience of sciatica, which left me unable to move for weeks. That was the impetus to discover yoga, which has been a blessing in my life. I haven’t played racquetball since. Until yesterday when I discovered that I still enjoyed it and that it still…

Wisdom in the Cracks

Today is my first workout of 2020. Yes, I know that it is still 2019, but every good project has a prototype that you can tweak and improve before it is due. So let’s call today my first prototype workout. 2020 is filled with ambitious plans, including writing, publishing, coming back to fitness and losing…

Fitness Conundrum

I wrote a lot this last year. I participated in a lot of writing events. I made a lot of art. And I gained a lot of weight. it turns out that writing about people burning calories doesn’t translate into a calorie burn for the writer. I’m working on a fitness plan for next year….

Year in Review

This is the last Week in Review post of the year, so I’m going to use it to sum up my year as well as my week. On the whole it has been a wonderful year. I didn’t accomplish all my goals but the journey of trying has been worth a lot to me.