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The Holidays are coming. It feels like every year, this stretches longer and longer. At this point, the holidays basically last the third week of October through New Years. Pumpkin muffins lead to Halloween candy leads to turkey dinners and … Continue reading
At 7 am morning, Mark ran five miles in the Shoehouse race. I slept. He came in 7th, with a time of 34 minutes, five seconds. Which is so much faster than I can do almost anything. He was not happy with that time because a woman beat him. I didn’t feel sorry for him.
After the race, we both biked 19 miles on our road bikes. I have been trying to increase my speed on my regular route, and since the start of the season I have gone from an average of 14.5 miles per hour to 16 miles per hour. I have done this by pedaling as fast as I can, until I feel like I might puke, and then pedaling even faster. I also think the fact that I have started running has helped.
York YMCA’s bodycombat class made us feel like warriors! Tired, sweaty warriors, but warriors nonetheless. Check out video from the class and get ready to shake it next week with Zumba. Planning ahead? Here’s the full summer schedule.
In the past few months I’ve had to buy a bunch of new sports bras. Ladies, I know you feel me when I say trying to find a bra that fits is like finding a needle in a haystack of … Continue reading
Sarah Chronister, fitness director with The Athletic Club of York, gives us a complete kettlebell workout you can do in your home. Chronister says everyone is different, but when picking a kettlebell you should chose a weight that’s right for … Continue reading
As hard as we try to think spring, it’s still frigid outside. This makes February a great time to up your (indoor) swim game. John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics says practicing variable training in the pools can help increase … Continue reading
This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading
Swimming laps is a great way to get exercise without stressing your joints. The upper-body workout it provides plus this lack of stress is also what makes it good for runners and cyclists to use for cross-training. This month, we’re … Continue reading