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With record setting temperatures all around the country, it becomes more challenging to run – or exercise outdoors in any manner. Fear not! You can still get outside and enjoy the scenery, but you must proceed with caution! Here are a few suggestions to help you cool, when the going gets hot. Get up early....
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As much as I love summer, I enjoy vacation even more. After a week of peace and relaxation at Michigan’s Crystal Lake, where Grandpa and Grandma spend their summers, I asked Luke his top ten favorite things about vacation. His response was: “Jumping in the water” (which he did at least 10 different times each...
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As much as I like to snow ski, I’d take summer over winter any day. Even if I weren’t cold natured, I much prefer tank tops to sweaters, sweat to frozen fingers and bare feet to stylish boots. As the Fall is soon approaching, I lament over the summer season that is about to end....
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. In addition, for each section, I’m food...
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If ever you decide to train for a marathon, or a 5K for that matter, you will experience inevitable peaks and valleys. Bad runs just happen, and there’s no way around it (and I’m not talking about the intestinal variety). I personally like to blame mine on a 2-week extended PMS window. But someone once...
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It’s no secret I am a dog lover for many reasons, including their value as running partner. In fact, if running with another human being is not your style, a hairy person is a great substitute! There are many benefits to running with dogs. Here are a few of the reasons why, brought to you...
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One of the key ingredients to my life’s “secret sauce” is having fun – by travelling, working on home renovations, playing with Luke, reading books and watching Carolina basketball (when they win). Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires does require some discipline, but it’s not all work. Since weekends are a great time to kick back and relax, I’m...
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In college, my nickname was PB (aka “perfect boobs”). When you take a C cup in high school and add the Freshman 25, you get a D cup. And without the years of gravity to take its toll, you get PB. Given my proficiency in Math, I would describe it as follows: C + 25...
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I would not call myself a meditation expert. To the contrary, I would actually refer to myself as a meditation disaster. So I guess if I were to advocate meditation as a daily practice, you might refute my claim based solely on my admission that I can’t do it very well myself.
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I spoke to my friend Bill this morning and had to break the news that he didn’t get called out by name in my book. (It was hard to pick and choose the stories I shared, as I didn’t want to bore readers to death.) After a sincere apology, I promised to include him in...
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