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Celebrating Life

“The Season is upon us now, a time for gifts and giving. And as the year draws to a close, I think about my living.” A Baby Just Like You-John Denver

5 Bad Exercise Habits

Not that any of our members have any bad exercise habits, but here they are just in case you were even thinking about it...

Why the health club is so unhealthy

Remember when your mother would say?
Don’t go outside without your coat…you will catch a cold

Or as my grandmother used to say to me:
You’re not running in this rain are you? You are going to get sick!”

And overheard so many times at the club:
"I am so sick that all I want to do is sit in the steamroom!"

Past my Best By Date?

I have been a competitive runner for over 30 years. That in itself should signal that perhaps it is time to throw in the towel; retire, start a book club, anything other than race. It's kind of like a gambling problem. I run, it hurts and it's slow(er). I try it again. It still hurts and it's still slow(er). Then one day I get a payoff. I have a great workout. I hit the times I used to hit and I actually feel good! So I continue and then the pattern repeats itself. These payoffs get fewer and further between.

Queen of the Virtual Mountain

My Quest to be Queen
by: Catherine DuBay

Just about 4 months ago I received a gift that changed my running life as I knew it. Under the Christmas tree was a GPS running watch from my husband. I had mentioned I might want one after running with friends that owned them. I didn’t really like learning that my “8 mile run” was really closer to 7, but I did like how they knew the pace, elevation and exact distance of our runs.

Secret Workouts

I admit guilt when it comes to shopping sprees where I may have spent a little more than I intended and thus brought the packages in the house when no one was looking-sttashed them under the bed until the coast was clear. Nothing major-just a few pairs of running shoes I probably didn’t need. Or maybe a cute little lululemon jacket that looks very similar to the other 7 black lightweight jackets in my closet. It’s not like I bought a car or major appliance without telling my husband…

The Purple Stuff

In over 20 years that I have managed this club I am not sure if I have received more grief than the recent beating I have taken over the new purple product in the showers! "Disgusting!", "Yuck!", "Feels like the YMCA". A tough crowd indeed!

Cycle Oregon 2012

By: Catherine DuBay
September 20, 2012

I have just returned from what I would say was one of my more interesting vacations. Riding my bike 450+ miles, averaging 70 per day for a week, was a feet in itself, but to add camping each night on top of it just about did me in. But, let me back up 9 months...

PJAMM Cycling Event

Perry Johnson Anderson Miller and Moskowitz Attorneys (PJAMM) cycling club come to The Studios at Montecito for a private sufferfest on Thursday, July 5. Led by PJAMM co-captain and club manager, Catherine DuBay, the group worked hard for an hour, refreshed for an hour and then off to dinner. Good times. For details on how to book your private sufferfest event, contact lisa [at] montecitoheights [dot] com (subject: Private%20Event) (Lisa Parducci.)

Staff Member Fractures Skull

Staff Member Odessa Schexnaydre was running last Saturday when she collided with a bicyclist. She is now home recovering and has a long road ahead of her. If you would like to help you have several options to do so-Click Here

See Article from Press Democrat Here

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