Friday’s Five

Martin Ray Pinot Noir

Happy Friday!  I’m off to Florida for the long weekend!  Bob and I will be vacationing with my parents until Monday, and we cannot wait.  This little trip comes at a perfect time, as temperatures around here have really dropped lately.  But before I go, here’s my weekly round-up:« Continue »

Soothe Achy Feet and Be Eco-Friendly!


A while back, when my Mom asked for a birthday “wish list”, I suggested finding something I could use to massage the bottom of my feet.

With all the running, biking, and walking I do, I have to be careful to make time to stretch.  Including my feet!  Anyone who has dealt with plantar fasciitis knows what I’m talking about here.

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Tabata Interval Workouts


I’ve recently discovered tabata interval workouts . . . and I love them!  It’s fast and furious . . . and at the same time, effective and challenging.

In a nutshell, tabata interval workouts consist of  8 rounds of:  20 seconds of maximum effort followed by 10 seconds of rest.  So everything happens in a 4- minute time frame.  Take a longer break between each 4-minute set, and repeat the 8 rounds 3 to 4 times.  It’s a fantastic workout!

You can use all sorts of different exercises and modify the workout to be whatever you’d like.  Don’t forget to warm-up, cool-down, and keep good form.  Here are few ideas and resources that I’ve used:

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Colorado Road Trip: Boulder

Boulder Farmer's Market

After 16 hours on the road, we are finally home-sweet-home!  I’m excited to cook in my own kitchen, sleep in my own bed, and get back to my gym!  First I need to unpack, but wanted to show a quick glimpse of our last few days of vacation, which were spent in Boulder, CO.  We really enjoy Boulder.  It’s a bike-friendly community, has one of the largest farmer’s markets in the country, and is home to quite a diverse population.  It’s the perfect ending to our vacation!

Bob and Michelle’s Top Ten in Boulder:

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