Category Exercising Outdoors

My Love-Hate Relationship with Trail Running

I’m a tripper.  I wish I had a dollar for every time I said this in response to someone asking me if I do my weekly runs on a nearby pedestrian trail.  The trail, which runs over the Old Croton Aqueduct along the Hudson River in New York, should be a runner’s dream.  Particularly for […]

When (Not) to Exercise on the Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

  Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.  The long, hot, humid dog days are fast approaching, if they haven’t already arrived where you live.  The perfect time to review the dos and don’ts of hot weather exercise. The Human HVAC System 101: The human body is often compared to an efficient machine. When talking […]

Cruel Winter = Cruel Spring

It was a long, frigid, snowy winter for much of the U.S. this year. Nowhere is this more true than the Northeast, where I live.  I belong to a Facebook group (Team #SomeNerve) made up of amateur athletes, mostly local, who are training for bike races, half-marathons, triathlons and the like or are just trying […]

Shovel This!

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
The dreaded weather report: another storm is on the way, this may curtail your gym plans yet again.  No worries, you can get a good workout staying home.  Shoveling snow – for those who are healthy and exercise regularly – is a fantastic workout.  How fantastic?  On average, 288 calories…

Let the Polar Vortex Know Who’s Boss

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
Heat domes, polar vortexes, snow storms with names – three things I never heard of growing up in New England.  New Englanders pride themselves on adapting to ever-changing weather conditions and always being prepared for the extremes Mother Nature unleashes.  We’re all old codgers when it comes to the…

The Heat Is On: To Exercise or Not To Exercise

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
Summer has arrived!  It’s time to separate hot weather exercise fact from fiction so you can be safe and sound throughout the dog days. I’m a mother of two school-aged children and a fitness trainer.  These two truths intersect in this way: I am about town on the same days…

Shovel This!

The dreaded weather report: another storm is on the way, this may curtail your gym plans yet again.  No worries, you can get a good workout staying home.  Shoveling snow – for those who are healthy and exercise regularly – is a fantastic workout.  How fantastic?  On average, 288 calories per hour.  Even more impressive than […]