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Why Being Strong is Important

After last weekend’s test of strength- a long run followed by golf, I was happily surprised at how good I felt. I knew going into a 1 week golf vacation things would get interesting and I was right. I have been golfing for much longer than I have been running-nearly …

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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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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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Lifestyle Challenge Week 1: What I learned

As we head into Lifestyle Challenge Week 2, I want to reflect just a bit on what I learned in Week 1; what stuck, what didn’t, and why? NUTRITION: My nutrition goal is to make sure I eat well; that means eating a good balance of carbs and protein, paying particular …

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I Love a Good Challenge

My life has been filled with accepting challenges; I love a good challenge. Just challenge me to try to do something and I am all in-but NOT without a great deal of introspection. According to Gretchin Rubin’s four tendencies, I am mostly a Questioner, with Upholder tendencies. What does that …

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Progress Is Not a Straight Line

Where has the time gone? December means it is time to look back and reflect. As I sat at my kitchen table last night writing notes on Christmas cards, I thought about friends and family I have not seen in awhile, and well, one thing led to another, and here I …

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My Running Life

  The other day I received a survey that focused on the question: “How would you define a runner?” I answered simply, “Someone who runs.” The survey went on to ask things like: “How often does a runner run?” “What does a runner look like?” “Why do runners run?” I …

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Spring Training

Not the baseball kind (opening day was last week, and our home team had to shovel off the field in order to play-) but the “get ready for race season” kind of training. There are so many races to choose from, I find myself wanting to run them all. But …

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