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February Fit Tip #4 was to “Sign Up“– for an event, activity or race that will kick-start a fitness program that sticks. Even if the weather still says winter in your neck of the woods, now’s the perfect time to put a stake in the ground and start training for an outing in the summer...
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Though it’s easy to set a fitness goal, it’s harder to stick to it. Signing up for an event or race  is a great motivator to help achieve your fitness goals. With a stake in the ground, you’ll gain clarity and focus on what you’re trying to achieve. There are a variety of ways you...
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Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-profit organization that inspires girls (grades 3-5) to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program instills self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. Each GOTR season culminates with a 5K, in...
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I’m not a quitter. To a fault. In fact, there have been many times in my life when I should have walked away or changed directions, but I kept moving forward at 150 mph anyway. I guess that’s the stubborn gene I inherited. That stubborn gene serves me well when I play tennis; I can...
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This past weekend, Luke participated in the Kids Ride of the Twilight Criterium, a fast-paced cycling race in the heart of downtown Boise. Admittedly, I was a very proud mom when I saw him pedaling his heart out at the end of the race, finishing close to the front of the pack. We may have a little...
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In my newsletters and even in my book, Finding Life’s Secret Sauce, I always advocate signing up for events as a means of motivating yourself to exercise. Like a trip without a destination, it’s hard to cross a finish line if you don’t know what race you’re running. As I come down to earth after...
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One of my favorite things about blogging is “meeting” people from around the country you might have otherwise never met. This statement is certainly true for Dena Harris, a North Carolinian whose blog I have been following for quite a while. Whether she writes about marathons,5Ks, cats, food or other life adventures, she keeps me...
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Do you ever wonder, as you are grinding out a marathon, trying to divert your thoughts from the pain, who is running next to you? I’m usually too tired or too focused to strike up a conversation with the strangers next to me – this is simply not the ideal time for my extroverted personality...
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Allie Gabriel just completed her first marathon in Philadelphia, accompanied the entire way by her father. Allie ran this marathon in honor of her late grandmother, a strong lady I wish I had met. After reading about her below, I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Allie balanced training with her PhD studies, also while combating a chronic...
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Teri Masters is a 37-year old mom of 3 living in Truro NS Canada. Her marathon experience taught her that she could push herself further than she ever thought, making “friends” with those aches and pains that accompany 26 miles. She fought torrential rains and winds to finish the Prince Edward Island Marathon in October....
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