Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Post Marathon Massage

20th November 2012

By: Robin Jones
LakeHouse Spa Director

I always looked forward to the annual Kiawah Island Marathon in SC every December. No, I didn’t run but volunteered as a Massage Therapist to give complimentary massages for the runners. It was always an exciting day and the people were so very appreciative. It was amazing how many runners said “it’s my first and probably my last – but it was AWESOME!” My son experienced his first marathon last weekend in Malibu and he said that very…

Thanksgiving arrives next week and not only signals the beginning of the holiday season but also the season of treats at the office, snacks at the school, dinners with the extended family and parties with your friends.  In other words, plenty of opportunities to overindulge.
During the next few weeks, you’ll find many hints and tips at the Fitness Friday blog for getting through the holidays healthy and happy.

Let’s start with Thanksgiving; some estimate that each of us will eat…

Need a new pair of shoes?

9th November 2012

What I typically hear from runners and other fitness enthusiasts: “I must be doing something wrong lately because my (pick one) knees, feet, ankles, shins, hips, lower back, are starting to hurt.”  While my eyes look down to observe their footwear, I ask, how old are your shoes?  The typical response, “Oh, my shoes are pretty new—I’ve only been wearing them about a year.”

Most athletic shoes have a life of about 300 to 500 miles or a few months.  If you also use them as…