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According to a wonderful blog post by Bankers Healthcare Group 360, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) was the most popular fitness trend in 2014, thanks in large part to the CrossFit phenomenon. CrossFit workouts, designed for a person to perform functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity, are said to enhance competency at...
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  I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions – the very name implies they’ll be short-lived. I much prefer focusing on on good health and happiness, and developing longer-term habits to get there. That’s why I like to look at the prior year in retrospect, examine the lessons learned and try to carry forward life...
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A few days before the New York City Marathon, I had the pleasure of seeing a Broadway revival called Pippin. Despite the fact I didn’t know all the lyrics like my friend who graciously got us tickets, I truly loved the show. For those who have not heard of it, Pippin is a prince who...
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My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When...
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Let’s create a new expression: Misery Exercise loves company. Making exercise social is a great way to ensure it becomes a habit that sticks. I was reminded of this when I met my tennis team for an end-of-the-season party this week. Not only has this group of women been supportive during matches, especially my trademark...
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It started with a single push-up last summer as a bet with Luke. (Who could let a (then) 8-year-old outdo me?) Then it became a process of elimination. I wanted to challenge myself this summer physically, and I really believe in events as great motivation to do just that. I’m running the New York City...
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At long last, I am excited to announce the release of my new book, Heart and Sole: How 26 Ran A Marathon (And You Can, Too). This Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  I will be at Shu’s Idaho Running Company to share my love for running and to sign copies of the book. Heart and...
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Though it’s easy to set a fitness goal, it’s harder to stick to it. Signing up for an event or race  is a great motivator to help achieve your fitness goals. With a stake in the ground, you’ll gain clarity and focus on what you’re trying to achieve. There are a variety of ways you...
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Having experienced a number of injuries in recent years – ITBS, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures – I have explored a variety of therapeutic options to heal my wounded body parts, including PT, orthotics and new shoes. My goal in buying new shoes has typically been finding a pair that is more supportive and more protective....
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Not only is CrossFit growing immensely in popularity, but every time I turn around, someone is trying it out and suggesting I do the same. As Part I of my Cross Fit exploration, I am interviewing Cam Hall, fitness trainer and certified CrossFit Instructor. A talented all-around athlete and former football standout, Cam Hall played...
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