Tag Archives: healthy-living

Adding Intensity Back

  Erie Marathon has been in my rear-view mirror for over six weeks.  And I am finally adding intensity back into my running.  Why? Not that I have a race coming up.  The addition has more to do with me … Continue reading

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Off-season Should Be Pain-free

  Training can be stressful. Pains due to strain, overuse, or worst, injury, all self induced, are common symptoms associated with any kinds of physical training. After all, isn’t it the price of admission for pushing the envelopes? And most … Continue reading

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Mindful Living

  “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” says the United Negro College Fund.  A slogan I not only agree with but would add, a mind is a hard thing to discipline.  You see, even though, the mind can’t … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

  At home, we are at peace.  We know where everything is.  We set it up that way so our routines find their bases. We can be ourselves. No pretense. No excuse.  In a world of push & pull, there … Continue reading

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Is your dream dead? Are you caught up in making a living and ended up abandoning your dream? These are the questions that I ask of myself.  A self pep talk I do almost annually after my marathon. Other than … Continue reading

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Compassion Is Non-judgmental

I bite my tongue and swallow my frustration.  For the umpteenth time, I had to explain where we are to my aunt, who has a slight case of dementia.  Surely she would forget as quickly as the words leave my … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 18 – Sow A Thought, Reap An Action

  Marathon Training Cross training – yoga for hamstring, no running Sow A Thought, Reap An Action I can’t touch my toes without bending my legs.  It’s a fact, not the end of the world.  I know.  What I did … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 9 – Sleep Updates

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), overcast & 72 degree Sleep Updates I am not a good sleeper.  Not that I don’t value sleep, the benefits of sleep are well documented.  Not to mention I need good sleep for … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 6 – An Epiphany Moment

  Marathon Training 29 min (3 mi) and sunny & 68 degree An Epiphany Moment Saw this quote from the site Soul Gatherings that turned my thinking around: Old age, to the unlearned, is winter;to the learned, it is harvest … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 5 – Our Internal Biological Clocks

  Marathon Training Rest day, no running. Our Internal Biological Clocks I have been looking into my poor sleep patterns.  I used to believe I sleep because my body is tired.  Although partially true, there is something more basic to … Continue reading

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