From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu

For safety reasons, I will not reveal exact program timeline, etc., but here’s the basics. Since I’m already in fairly decent shape (I run, bike, walk a lot, and even when I don’t, I tend to return to my basic fitness from before within about a month), my focus is on the elevation change and re-upping… Continue reading From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu

Week #4 Goal: Design Training Program for Machu Picchu Using My Environment

Since not everyone is going to go hike Machu Picchu with me, making my specific training program unnecessary, I thought I’d share my process of planning.  This way anyone reading can work at designing their program for whatever their next big goal is. Once you’ve chosen your goal/target, you have a lot of things to… Continue reading Week #4 Goal: Design Training Program for Machu Picchu Using My Environment

Health and Wellness Tip: Know Thyself

There it is.  My laziness, rearing its ugly head.  “I’m too tired.”  “I’m too busy.”  “I’m too…lazy.”  Even as an advocate for health and wellness, as a life coach, health and wellness coach and a personal trainer (well…I will be again once I re-certify), I still have the same struggles as everyone else.  I can… Continue reading Health and Wellness Tip: Know Thyself

Action Step #44–Keep More Active While Editing My Novels For Publication

      Well, it is that time of year again, despite the move and other major life changes…it’s time to publish my next novel.  Which means, like zero activity time, unless I force myself into it.  And I cannot really run after eating much…so that means getting up earlier.  Nuts.   Before I move,… Continue reading Action Step #44–Keep More Active While Editing My Novels For Publication

Action Step #26–Tailor My Workout to My Goals and Insane Schedule

Because things are constantly changing in life, I have to take workout changes and goals in stride, as well.  So, it’s time to adjust. I work 60-80 hours a week between my paying jobs and my volunteer work.  That leaves me between 32 & 52 hours a week (beyond sleep time) to memorize lines, relax,… Continue reading Action Step #26–Tailor My Workout to My Goals and Insane Schedule

Action Step #19–Expand My Training Types

  So, I do a lot of running and walking and a fair bit of Ultimate, hiking and weight training.  But…I need some expansion.  So now my workout buddy and I are expanding to DVD workouts.  I love dance (and so does she), so we’re going with some of those.  I know I’ve got some… Continue reading Action Step #19–Expand My Training Types

Action Step # 18–Commit to A Half-Marathon Training Plan

All right, so I am one of those people who needs a solid goal to meet, else I wander about aimlessly, accomplishing little.  It was time to get going on something, since my running was intermittent and sporadic.  So, I have committed to training for a half-marathon at last.  I don’t know which one I’ll… Continue reading Action Step # 18–Commit to A Half-Marathon Training Plan