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Fun, Family & Adventure
Let’s create a new expression: Misery Exercise loves company. Making exercise social is a great way to ensure it becomes a habit that sticks. I was reminded of this when I met my tennis team for an end-of-the-season party this week. Not only has this group of women been supportive during matches, especially my trademark...
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Whether you are working, working out or simply playing outside, you need to be attentive to the heat. If sweat doesn’t evaporate adequately from your body, even the healthiest of individuals can become ill. According to the CDC, those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age,...
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Not only will friends and family help hold you accountable to your fitness schedule, but they’ll make exercise more fun, too. With conversation and laughter as part of the experience, the workout becomes less work. Likewise, if you join a soccer or tennis team, your teammates will make sure you show up while also providing...
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All too often, a fitness program gets stuck in a rut because of boredom, lack of motivation or complete disinterest. Who wants to work diligently at an activity we dislike doing in the first place? If at first you don’t succeed in finding something you truly love, then try again! If you can’t think of...
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What: City of Trees Marathon When: Sunday October 9 Where: Beautiful Boise, Idaho Course: Awesome Weather: Even better, the best I’ve ever had for a marathon Time: 3:59.09 Finish: 20th of all women, 2nd in my age group Synopis: Why don’t more people run this amazing race? Fun Factor. Is it possible for a marathon...
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Are the words “marathon” and “fun” oxymorons? I’m about to find out this Sunday when I participate in the City of Trees Marathon in my home-town of Boise. My running partner, Chris, posed the challenge on email yesterday just after I informed him I’d (finally!) signed up for the race. I usually don’t wait until...
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Last week was a monumental moment in Luke’s life. Out with the old…. And in with the new….. And now that he’s all set up with gears, it’s time to hit the trails. But wait, do I really know how to teach someone to mountain bike? After all, the way I learned was rather unorthodox....
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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. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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On President’s Day, I took my seven year old, Luke, to see the Harlem Globetrotters. What a blast from the past! The last time I saw this team perform was in the seventies – and I remember having the time of my life. After seeing Luke bent over in laughter for several hours, I was...
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Is it an oxymoron to include “exercise” and “fun” in the same sentence? I’ve had a blast this winter watching my little Luke develop a love for snow skiing, all while he speeds down the mountain and seeks the nearest bump to jump! (Warning: You may get dizzy while watching first part of this video)....
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