I've got some seriously itchy feet. I wanna get outside. I wanna get trainin'. I wanna race. I just gotta decide what my goal race will be for 2022.* Will it be cycling? Race walking? Power walking? A return to triathlon? Choosing what to do will determine my training plans and "B Races." Those events help me track my progress, and keep me motivated when the Vegas heat … [Read more...] about My Spring 2022 Virtual Races
Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
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?
Want to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day…Starting Today? Slow Down!
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!
New Las Vegas Walking Group to Host Workshop, Workout
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
Finishing Last: Your Winning Moment
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