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The Road to 26.2: Why I Run

By Heather Nelson

Here’s some of the responses I’ve got since committing to running a marathon: “You’re crazy!” “I get bored after running a mile!” “Well…good luck!” “A marathon?! 473 more words


Great Article from Onnit

Everyone wants help losing fat and this article has some great tips like simply getting more sleep!

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The Road to 26.2

By Heather Nelson

I signed up for my first marathon. That’s right — 26.2 miles. The full thing.

It’s been a dream of mine (what? I know…) to run one since I learned of the Boston Marathon in 2005. 363 more words


This is my happy place.

Nicaragua is in the midst of turmoil and change. The day’s political events around the country are dramatic and unpredictable. On a local level, we are entrenched here in Granada with roadblocks… 731 more words

Strength Training

Celebrating 50 articles, my 9th month at the gym AND that I can move my toes again!

From the beginning of my fitness journey, I strove to document the process of getting stronger and gunning for the best curves of my life. 709 more words

Strength Training

Slippery Slopes

Have you ever lost touch with a really good friend that you once spent numerous hours talking, laughing and exploring life and dreams together? A person that you knew so well that you could predict what they would say or do and it would make you smile even before they did it? 634 more words


between darkness and light

It’s been another week of being stretched and prodded at physical therapy and then gingerly navigating my way through Junior’s Gym alone.  Recovering from an injury has created a whole new routine in my life of calculating what I am able to do now that I have been physically forced to put my ego aside. 580 more words

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