Running in the 'Meda: Recovering from injuries

I hate to be a "Debbie Downer," but sometimes things don't go the way you want them to go. I'm talking about getting injured. No, I'm not writing about this topic because I'm injured, but it's useful to think about this when you're healthy so that you know what to do when it happens.

"When?" Not "if?" That sounds kind of pessimistic - shouldn't we always think positively? Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Recovering from injuries

Amblin' Alameda: Pancakes

Sunday morning, we ate pancakes. We ate them in the downstairs hall of the Elks Lodge along with several hundred neighbors in support of the unfortunate victims of the Park Street-area fires. Seated at a table tucking into a pancake stack, we had a good post for observing the people of Alameda and I must say, they're (we're) an impressive group. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Pancakes

Running in the 'Meda: The tempo run

Since last week's topic was interval training, I want to cover another type of faster running, the tempo run.

First of all, it's important to remember that incorporating faster running into a routine is not just for competitive runners. Doing different types of running (like changing speeds) will keep you from getting into a rut. If you do the same kind of running every time, it's likely you'll get bored with it, and your body will get bored with it, too.

Tempo runs are one of the easiest kinds of faster running to do, but many people don't really know how to do it. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: The tempo run

Holistic Health: Feeling great this fall and winter

According to traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, herbs and nutrition, winter is the time to nourish and recharge the kidneys and adrenals. Taking nature’s cue, this is a time for rest, energy conservation, and restoring your resources.

Winter is the time for reflection on the year past and anticipation of the year to come. This is a time when we are the most susceptible to draining our energy if we do not observe this way of life. So slow down and lighten your commitment and responsibility load.

Finally! An excuse to sleep in!Read more >> about Holistic Health: Feeling great this fall and winter