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Find Your Zone

5 days left until the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon!!!  We have at least 30 Seattle’s Best Boot Campers/Alum and or Kirchoff Fitness PT clients that are headed to the start line!!! (warms my heartJ) My 70 year old mom is hitting the pavement too!!! Go Sumiko!!!

Many of us start a fitness progam to ‘lose weight or drop body fat’ so when the fitness industry introduced the ‘fat burning zone’, a place where we could get on a treadmill and stay in the same zone without breaking a sweat AND watch our favorite TV show, we all jumped!  In contrast to training in the fat burning zone, some decide to make the commitment to train for an event/activity….like the Rock N Roll Marathon.

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What I Learned

Well, it has been just 3 weeks since I completed the Boston Marathon, and it seems like just yesterday.  What fun!  Believe it or not I am just now feeling ‘normal’.  In 2008 I decided to set a goal to qualify for the Boston Marathon…setting goals helps me stay disciplined, focused, and challenged.

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Confused by Carbs?

Oh those carbs….they sure have gotten a bad rap over the last decade!  I remember the good old days when ‘white rice’ (which happens to be my people’s food and the bad mouthing of it would make my Japanese grandma roll over in her grave) was a not a bad word.

Next Boot Camp starts Monday, 5/3/10!

Here is some information regarding our next camp beginning on Monday, May 3, 2010. Remember that this  is an indoor/outdoor camp!

Camper Checklist & Directions

Eat breakfast!!
Dress in layers (Be ready for outdoor and indoor workouts)
Bring water bottle
Small towel
Foam mat or Yoga mat
Pair of dumbbells (3# to 8#)
In winter (when it's dark) bring headlight or flashlight

Kirchoff Fitness Studio - Pre/Post- Boot Camp Assessment

4414 Latona AVE NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Make sure you contact Chris at [email protected]

Sleep Yourself Fit!

I am enjoying the last 6 weeks of my training for the Boston Marathon…..things are going well!  Ok yes, there have been times when I have wanted to sleep instead of train but despite that my body is hanging in there pretty well.

A couple of weeks ago I was not sleeping very well (I blame it on watching too much of the Olympics!!) and as expected, mood swings, a decrease in my energy level and training performance occurred.