Just Say Yes!

Henry Ford is credited with the phrase “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right”. I was having a conversation with a personal trainer last night at a dinner party. We were discussing some new workout techniques and the challenge of getting clients to accept that they can lift the weight or do …

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Stretch it Out

We all know the benefit of a post-run stretch; increased flexibility, it helps flush lactic acid out of the muscles helping to prevent soreness and stiffness.  Stretching also helps elongate the muscles to counteract the shortening effect of running. However, if you're like me, you don't think about stretching until your body tightens and it …

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Those in Need

Let's face it, we are in a financial pickle.   The stock market, the auto industry and their $34 billion dollar (yes, billion) bailout request, foreclosures, unemployment...what a mess. When times are tough economically, people turn to their local charities and churches to help.  Unfortunately, their resources are stretched and relief doesn't look to be coming …

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‘Tis the Season

Christmas is less than three weeks away - boy that crept up quickly.   I love Christmas.   From the piney smell of Christmas trees to the red cups at Starbucks.   I love when my neighborhood comes alive as lights twinkle on the houses (I even briefly forgive my neighbors that bring blight into our street by keeping their …

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Register Now for the Marin Marathon!

That's right Marin runners - a marathon, half-marathon, 10K and kids' races are happening in Marin on April 19, 2009. If you are interested in learning more about the race, the course and other details, check out the official website http://www.marinmarathon.com/ Be sure to sign up early so you don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind …

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Bored at the Gym? Try Boot Camp

If you read any running magazine or fitness magazine, you will no doubt read about the benefits of strength training.   Most people associate strength training with going to the gym and hitting the weight room.  I'd like to offer an alternative to you, my fellow blog readers.  Have you ever heard of a Boot Camp? …

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