Why You Should Be Taking the Stairs

HaveMatWillTri.com: Make staircases pretty and prominent to make people healthier

When you walk in a building, which is prominent and apparent to take: the elevator or the stairs? If it is a newer building, likely the fancy bank of elevators. (Let’s leave out buildings with escalators.) Now, let me admit, I always prefer stairs. I need to weighed down with children or luggage or be going more than 3 flights to use the elevator instead. So, I was very happy to read NPR’s article, One … Continue reading

Great Ways to Stay in Shape on a Florida Vacation

HaveMatWillTri.com: Great places to run in Florida

Trips to Florida inspire me to run, do yoga, and exercise. I hope to inspire you too over the next few weeks. First, you might look back at my posts on the Destin area. Now, let’s look at a trip to Disney or Legoland. One of the first ways to be inspired to exercise at Disney is to sign up for the Disney half- or full marathon. I have heard it is a lot of fun, and … Continue reading

A Beach Inspired Yoga Practice

HaveMatWillTri.com: Beach Inspired Yoga

Some poses to practice at the beach or when you want to think about the beach. 1. Bridge: You cross the bridge to get to the beach 2. Boat (the real name is Bow, boat is an ab pose, but go with the flow, this is an informal routine): Take a boat ride along the beach 3. Dolphin: See a dolphin in the water 4. Dive In: Do a straight-in dive (aka Headstand) into the … Continue reading

Why You Get Shorter Everyday and How to Stop It

HaveMatWillTri.com: Why you get shorter every day

Have you ever measured yourself in the morning when you get out of bed and again before you go to bed? If not, give it a try; you might be surprised. We recently did this with my son, and although I knew it occurred, even I was surprised by how much a difference it made. My children lost 1/3 inch over the day, but my husband and I lost 3/4 inch. This lost height is … Continue reading

Is Trail Running for You?

HaveMatWillTri.com: Trail Running

Continuing last week’s post from my husband about trail running: Many people often ask me if I enjoy one more than the other when I compare road and trail running and racing.  I really have enjoyed both road and trails based on their convenience and benefits.  Here are some of my thoughts on how these compare and contrast: Trail running is mostly on dirt and occasionally on grass.  This offers a soft and low impact … Continue reading

Take on the Trail


My husband is continuing to guest post for me. This week he is talking about trail running, most of which he has done as part of his ultra-marathons. And we thought is was cute that they published a photo of him as proof of International Competitors. He might be from India, but he traveled only 50 miles for this race. Traditionally, road running and trail running attracts different types of people.  Road running attracts the … Continue reading

Recipe for Helping Your Muscles & Blood


Beets are one of the super foods that you have been overlooking. Honestly, for the longest time, I refused to eat them too–disliking them in their raw form. But like the Belkin team in the Tour de France, I am on board now for eating beets regularly. But wait! I’ve got a recipe to share on how to make them more palatable. Meanwhile, check out how they can help: Nitrates in them help the muscles … Continue reading

Reasons to Keep Eating Chocolate


You have heard that dark chocolate is better for you than white or milk chocolate, but did you know why? Recent research is starting to provide us with answers. 1. Helps with blood flow: There are certain compounds in chocolate called polyphenols that blood vessels to dilate, subsequently, it may help with blood pressure problems 2. Serves as a pre-biotic: Probiotics are well known as the good bugs in our belly that help us digest foods. … Continue reading