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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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  I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions – the very name implies they’ll be short-lived. I much prefer focusing on on good health and happiness, and developing longer-term habits to get there. That’s why I like to look at the prior year in retrospect, examine the lessons learned and try to carry forward life...
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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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On 12/12/12, I turned 49. Shouldn’t this be reason to celebrate in an unusual and special way? I think so. Enter the Running Monkey, a 12-mile, 12-hour ultra event beginning at 12:12 a.m. on 12/12/12 (in the mountains). This seemed like the perfect way to fulfill my need for spontaneous adventure and welcome my 49th year, if I could...
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We had a friendly reminder prior to the holiday last week – it’s good to start some family traditions on Thanksgiving Day. We took the advice to heart. We played football with others in the neighborhood in the morning, hiked with the dogs in the afternoon and took a moment before dinner to share the...
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I’ve noticed a recurring theme among friends my age recently. Though at first we are afraid to fess up and admit our new reality, eventually the truth comes out. In a deluge of back and forth banter that sounds like sixth graders trying to outdo one another. The theme? Body aches and pains and injuries...
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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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I wrote a blog post a while back entitled – This is a Compliment. Please Take It! In this post, I noted that many women have a difficult time accepting compliments, and provided a few tips on how to take the compliment challenge. Sometimes, though, it’s not just about a compliment and the act of...
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When: Saturday, June 25th at 7 a.m. What: Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon With my fourteenth marathon in the books, I am reminded of two consistent themes which always hold true. I always get nervous beforehand. Experience does not deter nerves, as I never know what the race will feel like at mile 20. And...
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I’m currently training for my 14th marathon – the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon on June 25th. I was able to talk two of my friends into being partners in crime (sadly, one had to drop out because of a business conflict). My original partner in crime has never run a marathon, so each time...
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