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Overcoming adversity to jump rope a 5K

Almost exactly one year ago I had to withdraw from the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K in Philadelphia because of a torn calf muscle. I was extremely disappointed because I had trained hard for the race, was looking forward to it, and the injury seemed to come out of nowhere. I immediately registered for the [...]

Prison, jump rope, and a new beginning

I've never been incarcerated, but I did work at the House of Detention for Men at Rikers Island as a Prison Legal Assistant from 1982 to 1983, immediately after graduating from college. It was the most challenging and eye-opening job I've ever held and it significantly altered my views about people behind bars. But this [...]

By | 2018-04-30T22:28:43+00:00 April 30th, 2018|exercise anxiety, inspiration, jump rope class, motivation|0 Comments

Getting Out of An Exercise Slump, Part 2

I've been following Leo Babauta's Zen Habit blog for some time now. I highly recommend it. Consider subscribing. This post is adapted from Leo's blog. Now here's Leo: I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s [...]

How to Get Out of An Exercise Funk

It happens to all of us. We don't want to get out of bed let alone go to the gym and work out or go for a run. Even a walk to the fridge might seem like a tall order. Recently one of my buddies had a bad case of the exercise blues and turned [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:05+00:00 September 21st, 2016|exercise anxiety, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Get Motivated to Move

The always wise and informative Eric Barker recently blogged about the best ways to get motivated to exercise. You can read the entire post here, but we thought you'd like a summary. 1) Don't focus on the start of the workout: The beginning might be painful, but the rest of it can be great, especially [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:05+00:00 July 24th, 2016|exercise anxiety, therapeutic exercise|0 Comments

Being Physically Fit Can Boost Emotional Resilience

This post is based on a blog post written by Eric Barker. During my 7+ years of teaching Beastanetics, the one component of the program that has led to more anxiety than any other is the 400-meter run. Some of my students have been absolutely petrified that they couldn’t do it without stopping midway, or without vomiting (and [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:08+00:00 May 26th, 2016|exercise anxiety, mind-body connection, running|0 Comments