Women-only road and trail running races are fun, friendly and supportive. Many are perfect for Divas starting out on a walking or running program because the focus is on participation, not fast times! Listed here are numerous women-only road running races (and a handful of trail races) set for 2015 in the United States and Canada (in alphabetical order first by state or … [Read more...] about 2015 Women’s Only Running Races in U.S. & Canada
When I participated in several track events at the Mesquite Senior Games on April 12, 2014, I wanted to accomplish three things: Start and finish each event Have fun no matter my race times Win a medal Are you thinking "Oh, that's easy to do" or "Come on, can't you be more ambitious than that?" Well, that's what my inner critic said too. The problem is this: if I set … [Read more...] about In Order to Win You First Have to Show Up
On Saturday, I opted for an easy 30-minute walk to keep things loose in preparation for my Henderson Senior Games track and field events the next morning. I headed over to go to Clark County Wetlands Park on the east side of the Las Vegas valley. Here, I can watch for a variety of resident and migratory birds (along with ground squirrels and cottontails to name a few) while … [Read more...] about Walking While Birdwatching: A Perfect Spring Exercise
In today's Fitness Friday video on YouTube I talk about a recent walk workout that I almost didn't do...yet so happy I did. … [Read more...] about Fitness Friday: Just Get It Done!
I just returned from my first walking workout in about a week. Took me almost 20 minutes to walk .97 miles. And I'm tuckered out! Why did it take so long and why am I tired? Glad you asked. Here's three reasons: 1. Haven't done any aerobic work since my last workout. 2. My route was about a 3% grade after the first third of a mile then increased to almost 5% … [Read more...] about Why Walking One Mile Can Feel Like 10 Miles