VOTE

03 Nov

I was thinking this morning about the first presidential election that I was eligible to vote in. I had to look it up because I did not remember it! I think that this election will be alot different for any first time voter.

The pandemic has changed everything. It has always been important to vote and have a say in your local representatives but looking back on the several times I have voted, i never felt this much of a focus on the election.

So on Tuesday this will be my strategy.

No Doomscrolling. 

Doomscrolling is endlessly reading bad news story after bad news story, and understandably can leave you feeling… bad.

I will set aside a block of time to look at the news once or twice a day and go directly to a source I can trust. It can be tempting to see other perspectives on the same story, but that can lead to more anxiety.

Exercise

This is my go to for most everything anyway so why not?

Oh, this is why they call it training..

Oh, this is why they call it training..
29 Aug

Happy Labor Day weekend!
So today as part if exercising my brain during my run, I was able to not freak out when my pace was really off.
I worked it out that as these weekday runs get longer (6 miles) it’s going to impact the pace. I am tired. The boot camp was great for the knees but made the quads scream.
Yoga this am was wonderful but my abs are stitchy. I guess it’s always something!
The long run this weekend calls for 10 miles.
I stopped in at a local running store to pickup some more running fuel.
Tomorrow I will be trying out the new Honey Stinger gels. The salesperson said they are kinder to the stomach, so I am hopeful they give me the same boost I had from the GU last week.
I will be sure to let you know.
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Signed,

Phyllis4fitness

Training Tuesday

26 Aug

imageSo today I made sure and stick to my cross training. I have convinced myself that it’s the cross training boot camp exercise class that I am doing weekly that will kick in at mile 20 on marathon day.
My knees are really starting to feel it now.
The class includes squats with weights and side shuffle repeats plus a kicker core series at the end.
As part of my brain exercises for today, I made the hotel reservation in NYC for the night before the marathon. Better to not leave that to the last minute.

Signed,

Phyllis4fitness

Moving and getting organized

Moving and getting organized
28 May

This weekend Chuck and  I moved from Stamford to Norwalk, CT.  The move went well except for a few three stooges moments with the moving company.

So for the next few days we will live with boxes in our living room and office.  Thank goodness we have a lot of storage space so we aren’t tripping over the Christmas tree!

Also this week I started as a team captain for Nike San Francisco Women’s Half Marathon for Team in Training.  Preseason practice was great,stressing the importance of cross training to avoid injury. I CANNOT stress that enough.  This is definitely were I messed up.

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I also met with my fellow fitbloggin 13 panelist this week.  We will be speaking on Friday. June 28 on Monetizing your Blog.  Kinda a good topic right?  It will be the hot ticket : )

Fitbloggin is a great community of health and fitness bloggers and I cannot wait to meet them all in Portland.  I wish I was spending the whole week there. Portland looks awesome and there will be so much to do is a power packed three days.

off to work on the presentation !

signed,

Phyllis4fitness