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Just What You Need

I tweeted this week that I have been at Gain for 9 months now. I stopped counting months some time ago, because it feels like I have been there forever-but in a good way. Sometimes you do not even know what you need until you have it, and then you …

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We All Start at the Beginning

This weekend I had the awesome opportunity to meet and chat with some fellow gym members, getting to know a few people I typically only see during a 7am wake up session or in between dead lift sets when I am trying not to pass out. I thought I had …

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Questions that make me think

“Why not pick another goal?” “If you add something what are you going to subtract?” “What difference does it make?” “Why not think of yourself as an athlete who runs?” “Why do you still go there?” These are all questions asked of me over the last year. There is sometimes …

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Do Your Job

I have had enough. Insecurity and self doubt have given way to negativity and snakes-the kind of snakes that once let loose take forever to wrangle up and put away safely. I know what I am supposed to do- I am supposed to be positive and have a mantra, and …

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Mental Training

Since I trained and ran for my first half marathon in 2013, I have been in training for something, almost non stop. Why? Because as a newbie runner, I knew how difficult it was to get in shape to run 13.1 miles and I didn’t think I would ever be …

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Lifestyle Challenge: Is it the end or the beginning?

Well here we are at the end of Week 4 of Gain Strength and Conditioning’s Lifestyle Challenge. It was a four week challenge-so this could mean the end of tracking nutrition, sleep, hydration, mobility, training and device usage, sitting, eating, and meditating-or it could mean the beginning of some new …

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The Gym of Life

Once again, a couple timely blog posts got me thinking. This blog post could have been entitled: A Tale of Two Gyms. If you are like me, your definition of “gym” may have changed over the years. From a class in elementary school where everybody did the same thing, got …

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