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During the past year, I feel like I’ve become the master of let-downs, mishaps and disappointments. There are many days when I say, “I’m so due for some good luck, good fortune or plane ‘ole good news.” I know I’m supposed to face each challenge with confidence, as an opportunity to get a glimpse of...
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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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This past weekend, I played in my first ever USTA district tennis tournament. On the heels of consoling Luke for his pre-race jitters, I couldn’t believe how dang nervous I got! I kept telling myself, “This is 3.5 ladies tennis, not the US Open.” As someone eloquently stated, this is a sport I’ll always pay...
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Warm weather has arrived, school is out and tennis season is in full swing. As I mentioned earlier in the week, getting dinner ready for the family before match time can be challenging! Fortunately, though, in our Boise league, we get treated to a wealth of delicious snacks after team play is complete. A few...
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Are you living your dream? Or do you have secret moments when you envision yourself as a famous movie star or politician? Come on! Admit it, there’s a moment or two when you might like to walk in a new pair of shoes, sport a totally different wardrobe or learn a new tune that’s a...
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Idaho is a beautiful state. I have so much more to explore before I’ve come close to seeing it all. One of my problems is that whenever I have vacation time, Sun Valley draws me back. Here’s a small sample of why I think Sun Valley is a small slice of heaven on earth. In...
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In Finding Life’s Secret Sauce, I devote a chapter to “making exercise social.” I truly believe that having partners in crime is one sure way to help you stick with a schedule. Whether it’s finding a running buddy or playing golf with the guys or gals, being active with others makes it more fun! Tennis is one...
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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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What makes you feel good? To help guide and happy and healthy 2011, I am recommending that you make a top ten list of things that make you feel good – really good. By a simple awareness of those things that make you feel great, you will be more likely to make time for these activities,...
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Neon memories When I was first dated Rob in 2003, one of his favorite things to ridicule was my running tights. I had two pair that were somewhat dated – neon blue and purple. I bought them in the early to mid 80s and still wore them when we met. They looked something like this:...
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