I appeared on the super-awesome Dumbbells and Dragons podcast this week, and I wanted to make sure that all of you who aren’t regular listeners of his get a chance to hear it.
My Friend, Mario
Looking back, I think it’s kind of fun that one of my earliest and fondest memories involves two of my favorite things—video games (technically) and running
super happy fun snack time (health hacks 026)
I also discovered the delight of freeze-dried fruit recently. It’s so good. Aldi had some apples and strawberries I tried on a whim, and they made me realize how much I love healthy snacks.
Simple Way to Drink Enough Water
Drink more water by putting something (like ubber bands) on your water bottle, and you can magically see how much water you’ve drunk during the day. It’s awesome, and it’s simple.
how to start couch-to-5k and pick running shoes (health hacks 024)
I get asked how to start running a lot. A lot. I love this question because it’s easy to answer: use Couch-to-5K or a program like it. But there’s a problem. C25K is hard. Like really hard. Especially if you’re not a runner. Even more so if you’re not active at all, and you’re just starting out with fitness and exercise.
two weeks of awesomesauce (health hacks 023)
The #runstreak has lasted 2 weeks. 14 days! Wahoo! I could not have done it without y’all. I want you to know that. You’re awesome. For realsies.
how to exercise without exercising (health hacks 022)
The goal is to move more and be more active than you currently are. You don’t have to hit the gym. You don’t necessarily have to set time aside for it. You just have to incorporate moving into your life more often.
Activity Trackers and Workout Selfies (Health Hacks 021)
Day 11! What what! Today got me thinking about activity trackers because we have a fundraiser zombie/costume walk as a fundraiser for a local charity tonight–Shoals Crisis Center. I only ran a mile because I knew that I was going to be moving around a crazy amount between setting up and doing the walk itself.
professorbeej is dead
Professorbeej is dead. From a certain point of view. Much like how Darth Vader killed Anakin Skywalker, Beej just took out Professorbeej.
#runstreak day 9: follow-up and community check-in
Today’s run was pretty easy. A 9:27 mile, and my heartrate never went over 165, really. Not that I noticed, at least. And that’s awesome. Recovery runs aren’t meant to tax you. They are just there to keep you moving and making sure your body doesn’t wither away into a lifeless husk.