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Deadlifting My Way Through Life: A Mindset

The last two years have been disruptive: my husband of 35 years was seriously ill (but recovered after 6 months and two  surgeries), I was let go from my job with no warning, my elderly mom stopped driving so I had to sell her condo and find her a place …

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Bullet Proof

I have been at Great Bay Crossfit for 2 months, and although I am not doing any cross fit classes, I am feeling more at home in my new gym. I feel stronger than I have in nearly a year, and I feel good running, too. Yesterday one of the …

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Getting Ready for the Next Big Thing

Right now the focus is getting back into running shape, and although I miss working on overhead lifts, my shoulders are much happier and I am working more on building strength and improving movement in other ways not so hard on my shoulder joints. I have a new PR in …

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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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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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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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In Search Of

Somebody I follow on Twitter posted earlier this summer, Sometimes I forget I am not in my 20’s anymore.” Me too. And I’m not in my 30’s or even my 40’s. I forget that sometimes as I look around for role models and mentors at the track and in the …

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All the Goals

It is always a bit of a let down when you cannot achieve your main goal, but it is important to remember the process goals and the secondary goals are important too. I have a bit of goal amnesia at times, having a goal maybe and a deadline, and then …

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From Elephants to Monkeys

The monkey is off my back. Yesterday culminated  months of training and just about a year with a new coach. And we all survived. Yesterday I ran my longest race and ran my longest duration-ever-despite rolling my ankle three weeks ago in a practice 10 mile trail race. No one …

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