110 degrees in the shade at 2 p.m., hours before the high temp is reached. When the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley, I take notice. If the forecast is for 110 degrees, I know the shaded outdoor wall thermometer on the patio will probably show temps closer to 115 degrees by day's end. So how the heck am I supposed to keep … [Read more...] about How Do I Exercise During a Summer Heat Warning?
A serendipitous answer to my "moments-ago" question about my current state of motivation...or lack thereof. Cycling West's summer 2019 issue, pages 6 & 7. Last month, I fulfilled a long-held goal of successfully participating in the 2019 National Senior Games. The goal I set for my cycling and race walk events was to be fit and strong enough to: make it to the start … [Read more...] about Motivation Hides in Plain Sight
Are you a Slowpoke Diva age 50 or better with dreams of participating in a triathlon at the National Senior Games but some part of your body won't play well with one of the three sports? Here's some great news from the National Senior Games! The following is from the email announcement dated Sept. 21, 2018: "[The organization] is pleased to announce plans to add triathlon … [Read more...] about Triathlon Relay to be Open Sport at 2019 National Senior Games
Zig Zigler once said “[p]eople do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mt. Everest. You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” While he is absolutely right, I think most people do not aim at anything most of the time. I know I didn’t. Of course, I had hopes and dreams and envisioned myself enjoying them once I had … [Read more...] about What’s Your Summit?
Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games Call me crazy but I gotta have a goal to keep me motivated to get up and out of bed to hit the gym, attend a group workout, or eat right. My goal this year is to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in cycling and race walking. In preparation for my competitions at the Idaho, Nevada, and Huntsman World … [Read more...] about Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games