As maturing athletes, one of the first things we notice is an increased feeling of tightness pretty much from head to toe.
As a devoted and enthusiastic endurance athlete, I find great value in adding a yoga practice to my training, and hope to help others discover the benefits for themselves.
I love to talk about food. I love to tell people what to eat. I love to grocery shop. I love looking at food. I love cooking food.
Paul and I have what we call our, “5 / 2” theory. It’s kind of like the “80%” rule most diet plans profess, or the endurance training principle of making hard days hard and easy days easy, or even the “work hard, play hard” mantra.
I was preparing an alternative piece for this week. You were going to be reading yet another essay documenting my own progressive journey toward living — better.
The first rule of depression is we don’t talk about depression. The second rule of depression is we don’t talk about depression. I’m a rule follower. I don’t make waves. I internalize my feelings — but only after denying them. I go to my cave. I distract myself. I self judge. I don’t ask for help….
One purpose of this site is to educate and de-stigmatize depression and mental illness, not only for you the reader, but for myself. It may sound cliche, but Knowledge is Power.
Do you feel you need a nap an hour after waking up? Are you fatigued most of the day? Do you suffer from bouts of depression? Are you constantly managing nagging injuries or inflammation?
I don’t know much about the underlining causes or triggers of depression — the science. I do know how it’s effected me, how it’s effected friends, and how it’s effected recently named and the nameless strangers that face it’s challenges daily. I know it is darkness. I know it is isolation and disconnection. I know…