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The Flexibility Project

I have been into exercise my whole life – if not taking classes then I was riding my bike, walking or jogging, doing kickboxing or calisthenics at home, or working out on my Nordic Track, treadmill, or with weights. Every day I have to do something physically demanding or I don’t sleep well and feel crabby. Lately both Paul and I have come to notice that we need to improve our flexibility. I’ve known for ages that one of the...

Mazatlán’s Morning Workout

Do you like to work out in the morning? I am partial to a brisk 3 to 4 mile walk on the malecón, early enough that it’s light out but not so late that the sun has risen high enough in the sky to hit the walking surface. The photo at the top shows one of the many morning swimmers who regularly set out from the Club de Natación at Playa Norte. The malecón between 6 and 8 in the...

If Carnaval is over, this must be the Triatlón

Mazatlán has been preparing for the last few days for the Gran Triatlón 2015. It’s been an obstacle course on the malecón as everything needed to put on such an event is constructed on the spot. The malecón has had many long blocks of bike rests installed, along with fencing, bathrooms, massage and dressing areas, bleachers, giant triangular floats in the water, a large stage, a trade show area, and much more. Today is the children’s event and tomorrow is...

The City Gym in Mazatlán

Mazatlán has a wonderful city gym, a gym that is totally free to all city residents and guests. Free! No cost! Open 24 hours, too! Yes, you guessed it, it’s the malecón. From the Pedro Infante monument in Old Town (Olas Altas) at the South end to Valentino’s at Rafael Buelna at the North, it is a four and a half mile gymnasium with a world class view. At the top of the post is a picture from this morning,...

Turning a new leaf

I’ve always been very active… walking a lot every day and constantly on the go.  But somehow or other some pounds crept on since we’ve been living here in Mazatlán.  I think there are a number of reasons  that I’ve gained some weight –  I am really enjoying cooking again – and  there are some wonderful breads here in Maz – and breads are my weakness.  But I have also figured out how to make my famous pizza dough using...