How I Get More “Nutritious Movement” in My Life

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“The notion that we must work intensely (read: do a lot of exercise) to stay healthy inside our zoo-like environment is not necessarily invalid, but it implies that there is nothing we can do about our captivity or that we’ve agreed to staying in our cage of comforts.”

Katy Bowman, Move Your DNA

When I read this quote about two years ago, it hit me like a ton of bricks.  In so many ways I felt that I was trapped in a cage, slowly dying in the captivity of the city and the concrete and my job and my routine.  “I didn’t agree to this!” I yelled.  I wanted to be wild(er).  This quote, and many other ideas put forth by Katy Bowman in her podcast Katy Says, set a lot of changes in motion (*pun*) for me, ultimately leading me on a search for “more” outside my cage… Long story short, I quit my law firm job and now I live in Boulder.  But I’ve made other changes too…

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New Blog Series: The Other 23 Hours

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Out for a walk during the other 23 hours

Runners and other athletes like to think they are healthy.  We take comfort in our cardiovascular fitness, our low blood pressure, our low resting heart rates.  We feel strong, mentally and physically, because we run.  And we might even feel a little superior over others.   I’m certainly not here to take those feelings away from anyone.

But recently I’ve been thinking (and learning) more and more about the importance of what we are doing with our bodies when we aren’t working out…  You know, the other 23 hours…

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