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?
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!
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- To kick off the start of a new walking group based in the greater Las Vegas area, organizers will host a free, 90-minute walking workshop showcasing three different styles for fitness or competition. Presenters will be 2019 National Senior Games power walk champion Sandi Stapleton and veteran race walker Bonnie Parrish-Kell. When: Saturday, Sept. 21, … [Read more...] about New Las Vegas Walking Group to Host Workshop, Workout
Autumn in the Las Vegas means morning temperatures in upper 70s, low 100s in the late afternoon, shorter hours of daylight, and fresh squashes and pumpkins in grocery stores. I'm so eager to get outside again in the cool morning hours for my walks and bike rides. During the summer, I prefer treadmill workouts at the gym or indoor bike trainer sessions in my living room. Air … [Read more...] about Finishing Last: Your Winning Moment
Participating in women-only road and trail running races provide a less stressful experience for beginner walkers and runners, women who are self-conscious about their ability or body, or women who may be nervous about entering a so-called "real" race. These events focus on fun, friendship, and support. Below is a listing of numerous women-only road running races (and a … [Read more...] about 2016 Women’s Only Running Races in U.S. & Canada