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When the Bottom Falls Out

Just when you think things are taking a turn in the right direction and you can finally breathe just a little bit, the universe has a way of reminding you that you are not in charge. Having just returned from a true vacation, with relaxation, no hotel workouts,no runs, just …

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My Worst Fears Have Vanished

I started taking my strength and conditioning more seriously in 2012. I first began working with a personal trainer in 2008 because I was sore or injured quite often. My husband thought it was because I was getting older, and I wanted to prove him wrong. So I started working …

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Crossing Over the Line

I used to teach a graduate course in education technology and a teacher once compared the fear and skepticism of learning to use technology to crossing over a line. It’s like there is an invisible line you are afraid to cross over, but once you take that step and are …

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Training Thoughts

What are you training for? After several years of working with personal trainers who worked with me and taught me how to specifically train for goals, I now find myself with options-many options. I am in that uncomfortable pace where I get to decide if I want to work out …

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Assume Positive Intentions

This marks week 4 at my new gym, and although I have been burned twice, experience has taught me to learn from my mistakes, maintain high standards, and don’t expect too much. I have to say I came in with very few expectations, other than coaches who were educated and …

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Leveling up-again

Coach Number 1 protected me and babied me, but I learned the fundamentals and got strong, really strong. Coach Number 2 challenged me to think in different ways with an emphasis on independence, movement and maintenance. Coach Number 3 …we will see…   Here’s the part I don’t like-when a …

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Learning is hard, but never a waste of time

Week 2 at my new gym and in a nutshell, I feel pretty good about my choice for now. I am happy to have had my previous experiences working with two very different coaches in 2 very different training environments. I have tried not to let my insecurity get the …

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New year, new gym: just keep moving forward

I am going to keep this brief-sometimes when you feel stuck in a rut it is best to move on. I learned this lesson the hard way in 2015; this time the transition out and onward was much easier because I knew from experience it’s best to just rip off …

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Get Strong Above All Else

Ushering in a new year means it is time to look back and reflect. Reflection is the first step toward learning from past mistakes and successes. I spent a good portion of time reflecting on my training journal the other day and it is interesting to compare moments as I …

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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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