Monthly Archives: March 2010

Rain, blues and Osmonds

Rain, blues and Osmonds

The first day of the week and the dreary weather described my feelings to the letter. But on the brighter side of things I knew we had our first official training session with Robbie Ray. I went to the gym excited to get working towards those too-tight jeans. After a quick warm up, Robbie had us stretch out just enough to get loose. Fun fact #1: If you stretch too much before working out, you won’t strengthen your muscles because they are too loose. Then it was the moment we’d been waiting for— training time! Robbie had us at four different …

 

The results are in.

The results are in.

Here are the results of my fitness test: Pass; good attitude, room for improvement. This afternoon was our first day in the gym. Robbie put us through a series of tests to get a baseline for where we are physically: balance test, squats, stretch test, push ups, plank, 1000 meter row. We also weighted in, measured body fat and took our heart rate at the peak of our workout. I had some surprises. I thought for sure I’d ace the balance test. Nope. And I thought no way would I be able to row 1000 meters. Wrong again. I did great on …

 

Streetwalking

Streetwalking

Tonight was walk number two for our team. Pinch hitting for Molly, who had Hippodrome rehearsal, was Kristen’s Basset Hound, Arnold. He was a real hit with the hoards and masses )boy did we see a lot of friends) walking the streets of Oldtown and Downtown, scurrying about in advance of the Elton John/Billy Joel concert at INTRUST Bank Arena and the KU/K-State game. We’ve had a company bike– her name is Larry– since we opened and it looks like Avion Photography has one too. Theirs weren’t the only windows we looked into. Arnold drew our focus to Howerton + White …

 

CSA is one aspect of Thinking Fit

CSA is one aspect of Thinking Fit

My cousin Natalie lives in tony Leawood, Kansas. Last year her grocery store offered a CSA program and she participated. I was so jealous. I’ve long been a regular at farmer’s markets and each weekend we spent at her home, I bemoaned, “Why can’t we have this in Wichita?” Now we do. We have 100% company participation in a local CSA that is organized by Home Grown Kansas, the same group that organizes many of the local farmer’s markets. We’ll keep you updated on the delicious treats we get each week and we’ll share some recipes too because we want you …

 

Arnold Goes on the Go

Arnold Goes on the Go

So for tonight’s #thinkingfit walk I decided to bring my bassett hound Arnold along with us. What a mistake. I knew from previous walks around our neighborhood that he’s a freak about smells and meeting new dogs, so I don’t know what made me think he’d be ok walking downtown through Billy Joel/Elton John fans and KU/K-State fans. We got two blocks from the office and Arnold decided to well, do his business right on the sidewalk. Luckily no one seemed to step in it. My reaction was just total shock. Kris went in to Emerson Biggins to pick up …

 

“It’s recess.”

“It’s recess.”

Carrie Rengers called me earlier this week to get the inside scoop on Thinking Fit (that business reporter knows how to stay in the loop). She must have been inspired or something because she called me back this afternoon for more details. Read her recap of our conversation here.

 

Taking Note of Hernando Planells

Taking Note of Hernando Planells

We’ve been working with Hernando Planells for several years, since he and I met while working on the ill-fated AAPBL in 2005. About a year ago, Hernando and his family moved from Los Angeles to Cary, North Carolina (by way of Okinawa). Since his move, Hernando has put more energy into and grown his work in sports choreography. That’s interesting to us and we thought it would be interesting to his new-ish Cary neighbors as well. We pitched him to Cary Magazine, who featured him in their March/April 2010 issue as one of the notable men of Cary. You can read …

 

Thinking Fit, we hit the streets.

Thinking Fit, we hit the streets.

Robbie asked us to take at least two 30-minute walks this week before our fitness assessment on Friday. This presented a good opportunity to give our workout schedule a test run and we scheduled our walks at the times we’ll be at the gym in coming weeks. Kristen's ready for a walk. At 2pm today, we hit the streets for our first 30-minute walk. I forgot my shoes and so did John. But Molly was prepared and so was Kristen. Also scheduled during this 30-minute block of time was a planning meeting for one of our clients, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & …

 
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