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Big things and little things

Sometimes it’s about the big things and sometimes it’s about the little things. For the first time in nearly a year I did Turkish Get ups at the gym. It may seem like a little thing, but it is kind of a big thing. A year ago was the beginning …

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5 Mile Time Trial Recap

My strategy of writing about my timed runs seemed to have worked the last time, so I am hoping by getting this down in writing I can let it go. This week instead of a long run, my weekend run was a timed 5 mile trial. I was okay with …

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Taking Time to Breathe

It is easy to get caught up in the race-both literally and figuratively, always training, pushing, comparing, competing, with your old self and with others. Every now and then it is good to stop. This week I wrote about focusing more on the process, not the prize, and part of …

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Focus on the Process Not the Prize

This week I am reminding myself to be patient. I have a little bit of an elbow tendon thing that I have been trying to ignore-and that means I have been doing things that aggravate it just enough that it prevents me from doing things I really want to do. …

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Progress Not Perfection

I am 6 weeks into my running training season and trying to focus on progress, not perfection. It is impossible to be perfect, and it is exhausting to try. There is a fine line between being focused and passionate and worrying and obsessing over every detail. Part of the story …

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Race Recap: First Race of the Season

I don’t usually recap 5K races, and there is nothing unusual about this race, but it’s always good to take some mental notes that might help moving forward. This was the first official 5K of the season- a small, local fundraiser for a private elementary school, run on a familiar …

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Thoughts on becoming a fitness adult

This post may not be what you think, or maybe it is. Yesterday after work I needed to get outside and move. There was maybe an hour of daylight remaining, and it was still nearly 70 degrees so I threw on my workout clothes, my running shoes were in my …

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Like Money in the Bank

It’s true. I am just recently recovering from an intestinal virus which hit my husband and I both pretty hard a couple days ago. The difference is, after being pretty much down for the count yesterday, today I was ready to run a couple miles at noon time. He, on …

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Thought for the week: Compliance vs Engagement

In the classroom and in the school of life the difference between compliance and engagement matters; to me anyways. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with some amazing educators who make me think, and one topic that keeps coming up over and over again is the …

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