Last Monday, I came oh-so-close to signing up for the Mesquite Madness bicycle road ride set for today. My finger hovered over the "Register" button as a wild array of thoughts whirled around in my brain. Among them: "Oh man, you're not ready to ride 20 miles, much less this 35-mile citizen ride." "No problem! I'll skip the part of the course north of … [Read more...] about I Wanted to Ride Mesquite Madness, Happy I Didn’t!
In early January, after surviving the trials and turmoils of 2020, I found myself 17 pounds heavier, having to go up a size in pants, and feeling more breathless more often (not caused by wearing a mask). Time to start fresh. I began eating smaller meals with more veggies. I tried restarting my walking workouts by going to my favorite parks in the predawn hours in hopes of … [Read more...] about Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
Get ready for the first in a series of fun, Slowpoke Diva-friendly challenges designed to help you get moving! It's completely free, and is done at your pace and schedule. How the 30-Day Walk/Bike Challenge Works Our goal is to kick start the healthy habit of daily movement, and this challenge uses walking and bike riding to accomplish that. Every day we will … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Moving 30-Day Walk/Bike Challenge
MESQUITE, NEVADA -- The Mesquite Senior Games' “Back Together! Let’s Get Active Together!” virtual challenge encourages all generations to walk, run or bike during the month of June, and to share photos and stories of their adventures on Facebook or their favorite social channel. Walkers, runners, and cyclists can follow their favorite paths, trails or roads -- anywhere in … [Read more...] about Mesquite Senior Games’ Virtual Fitness Event Open to All Ages
Articles touting the benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day pop up on a regular basis in my various news and social media feeds. This one popped up today and I think it contains pretty good information in quick, easy-to-read format. Unlike most articles, the author's sources do recommend starting off easy (and to wear running shoes). That's one of my cardinal rules: If you … [Read more...] about Want to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day…Starting Today? Slow Down!