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You Don’t Belong Here

Nothing reminds me more of my teenage years than groups of grownups who claim to be a community-as long as you are just like them, and as long as you are their friend. As a former classroom teacher, your community included all the children, all the voices, no matter what …

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I am not trying to transform myself

It has been 5 years since I started working with a personal trainer who convinced me to change the way I looked at food and then convinced me running would be good for me.Once he convinced me to run a 5k race, I was hooked. 5k became 10K and 10K …

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Confidence and Self Esteem

This month is all about getting back to business, but it is also all about building confidence, and right now, I am struggling to find just one thing to give me my confidence back. Going back to the gym means essentially starting over, lifting lighter weights, and making sure not …

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To Run or Not to Run

To be a runner you need to run. It has been 6 days since I have gone for a run, and week by week my mileage is waning and I am feeling less and less like a runner. Last weekend I determined I would try to run a couple miles …

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A Different Kind of Year

Last night as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep I was feeling slightly bad for myself when I thought about how my workouts had changed and how my running habits had changed. But then I recalled that in spite of what feels like a shift toward “exercising” (I …

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The Struggle is Real

I knew the time would come-after several years of carefully, mindfully eating, drinking, and exercising- little by little old habits started to creep back into my life until a month ago my body had had enough. My carefulness gave in to the stress of being the caretaker to my husband …

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