The Warm Up: It’s not Sexy but I am Finding it is Necessary

Over the past month or so, while I’m between official “training seasons” and just trying to maintain a base level of fitness and stamina, one of the habits I have been working on is warming up and cooling down before and after each workout. I will admit that adding the cool down came pretty naturally to me. I can immediately feel the difference between when I bring my heart rate down gradually vs. coming to a dead stop. I also happen to really enjoy stretching and giving myself the excuse to do a post-run or post-strength stretch feels marvelous. It is also a time when my brain is riding high on endorphins and I can decompress and think about the work I just did. The warm up though? That is a totally different story… Continue reading

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I is for I AM, iambs, and incredible uniqueness…

I is for I AM. My official word/tag for this topic is “inimitable” after the Hamilton lyric “I am inimitable I am an original” For those of you who understood the word in context but maybe haven’t looked up the actual definition of inimitable, it is one of my favorite words and the official definition is: Continue reading