Showing posts from January, 2009

Easy Running Tips

Ok be honest, how many of you made New Year's resolutions to get in better shape? I didn't really make a resolution. However, despite the fact that we do a fairly intense workout up at work a couple of days a week, I've pretty much always struggled when it comes running. I'm slow, and to be perfectly honest I never really enjoyed it. Well, I'm finally getting to the point where even though running is still not "fun" for me, I do actually look forward to getting out and just relaxing my mind for 45 minutes or so. Obviously I'm not any kind of an expert when it comes to running, so take the following advise for what it's worth. I just wanted to share a couple of things that have helped me improve my endurance and speed, and even lose body fat , over the past couple of months. photo credit: Holton Gallery Get a good pair of shoes - In addition to giving your feet better support and cushion, a quality pair of shoes is also likely to have a psy

Money ... It's Not How Much You Make ... It's How Much You Keep

My step-son Johnathan loves to go around telling his friends that we "have a lot of money". Now, to an 11 year old, I suppose that could very well feel true. And in a way, he does have a point. However ... The more money you make, the more money you spend As illogical as that statement may seem to some, I honestly don't think a more true sentence has ever been uttered. I got a first hand view of this concept just last night when Justin (my 16 year old), had a school assignment to make a budget. It was suggested that he ask his parents to estimate their own expenses. At first, he was utterly amazed by how much money we make each month. Then, just a few minutes later, he was equally stunned by the relatively small percentage that was actually left after savings, taxes and paying all the bills. ... unfortunately, I wasn't as surprised as Justin. I think I actually have a pretty good handle on bringing in additional income. However, much like our own US Government, it&#