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Countdown to Fall Races

Am I ready for my cycling and race walking races coming up in October? Uh, no. I always feel that way in the weeks and days leading up to events. My biking and walking training hasn't gone the way … [Read more...]

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Who are You to Say You Can’t?

I don’t consider myself “amazing” or “exceptional” so when people say I am, I’m always taken aback…but I have learned to say “Thank you” for the compliment. A neighbor recently told me she marvels … [Read more...]

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Motivation: The Ebbs and Rises of Its Tide

Recently an acquaintance asked, “Why do you focus so much on races and race results on your website when you always lose?” Ouch! That sure could hurt if I followed her definition of … [Read more...]

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Choosing Strength Over Skinny: My Favorite Magazine Covers

Whenever I pass the magazine racks in the grocery store or bookstore, there's at least one women's magazine with some scantily-dressed young woman (usually white and blonde) on the cover. The pose … [Read more...]

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Being Sick Delays Efforts to Reach Fitness Goals

Five days into the new year, I come down with I call "The Crud." The condition starts off with all the usual symptoms of a head cold. Stuffy yet runny nose. Post nasal drip that quickly leads into a … [Read more...]