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The “Me Time” Myth

My husband and I joined the local YMCA last Sunday. It was a decision long in the making. We have been talking about how to make better choices, get more healthy, live longer, and be better parents. But it’s an expensive investment in our future, and it’s one that requires an ongoing commitment on both… Continue reading The “Me Time” Myth

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Training Run Tuesday: January Wrap-Up: DON’T GIVE UP!

Well. I’m still running? 🙂 January was hard. Between Little Man being sick for about 8 days, my mother-in-law being in the hospital for 11 days (and those two things overlapped), a sudden death in the family that required an all-day cross-state trip for a funeral, and Keith’s wacky schedule…well… My goal was to run… Continue reading Training Run Tuesday: January Wrap-Up: DON’T GIVE UP!

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Training Run Tuesday (Edition #1)

I’m actually posting this a day late, so pretend it is yesterday. Last January, I decided once and for all I was tired of being overweight and out of shape. Little Man was running me ragged, and although I had immensely enjoyed my two stints with Team in Training, I felt like the slowest “runner”… Continue reading Training Run Tuesday (Edition #1)

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2014: Choose Joy

My resolution, or goal, or one word, or what have you, for 2014 is “choose joy.” I have lost my joy. This was brought to my attention in a not insignificant way Monday morning, just as I was to leave the house for a much needed time away with God. I was going to go… Continue reading 2014: Choose Joy

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Totally Random Tuesday (Marathon Training Edition)

I am still training for a marathon. Yes, a full 26.2 miles. Because I am insane…crazy…out of control (that last phrase courtesy of Litte Man). It has been intense, and I have nine more weeks to go. My mom has been spending Friday nights so I can go to our group long runs on Saturdays… Continue reading Totally Random Tuesday (Marathon Training Edition)

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2012 Mini Marathon

Saturday I participated in the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. I signed up for it last November, and I have participated in it once before, in 2008. I was much better trained this year than in 2008, but extenuating circumstances caused me to complete it more slowly. But I finished. Friday night before the big event found… Continue reading 2012 Mini Marathon