Well, I finally got off the fence...though I'm not sure whether to cheer or say "Yikes!" Today I signed up for the Division IV (novice) 5K hill climb and the 20K time trial cycling events at the Huntsman World Senior Games, set for Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, respectively. I can feel those pre-race butterflies starting to flutter. They're going to spark a range of thoughts from … [Read more...] about It’s Official: Time for Jitters, Can-do Thinking
Whenever I pass the magazine racks in the grocery store or bookstore, there's at least one women's magazine with some scantily-dressed young woman (usually white and blonde) on the cover. The pose is...hmm, how shall I describe it? "Sexy"? "Slutty"? Well, definitely "Skinny"! I could easily launch into a long tirade about how sexism, body shaming, photoshopping, and other … [Read more...] about Choosing Strength Over Skinny: My Favorite Magazine Covers
Let your inner cyclist ride free by joining other like-minded women at one (or more!) of these ladies-only bicycling events on the road or on mountain trails. These rides offer varying distances suitable for women of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Make the ride a part of your vacation. Start training now! Be sure to check back often as this page will be updated. … [Read more...] about 2017 Women’s Only Bike Rides, Tours & Events in the U.S.
Are you ready for something fun, something new, and something to challenge your fitness level? I've got just the thing. Dust off your bicycle (or borrow one from a friend), fasten your helmet, start riding, and participate - even compete - in a bicycle race! Yes, I said bicycle race. Yes, you can do this. I'm not talking about a road race or criterium (several laps on a … [Read more...] about Cycling Time Trial: A Race for Women of All Abilities, Ages
Are you worried that this holiday season will be just like every other one? You know, when you give up on your health goals and give in to caloric temptations? When you step on the scale on January 1 and see you've gained three, four, five, even ten pounds since Thanksgiving? If you believe you can't escape the allure of all the decadent holiday foods and treats (from mashed … [Read more...] about Challenge Yourself This Holiday Season