Monthly Archives: February 2010

You’re the Elite Athlete

I have really enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics, reading the results each morning and talking about it each day with my co-workers, students, family and friends. It has been exciting and I have learned about some sports I wasn’t so … Continue reading

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Injuries Suck!

Injuries suck! I don’t know what I did, but my foot hurts. It’s getting better every day, but I hate not running! It makes me crazy to skip my runs. That said… Here are a few tips when you have … Continue reading

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Don’t forget rest days!

Rest days are important to any fitness routine. And I rest on Mondays. The week begins, I go to school, and I don’t have any pressure to squeeze in my workout. I spend my afternoon with my children, and prepare … Continue reading

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Running is my spiritual guide

Running is my spiritual guide, as well as a physical outlet. I believe it for myself and I notice it with other runners…marathon runners. There is a certain mental presence that you must possess to endure increasing mileage each week. … Continue reading

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Go for the Gold!

I love watching the Vancouver Olympics! Winter athletes are insane. Really. I mean, who thinks to themselves, I am going to strap myself to a board, some skis or a sled, and I am going down an icy slope with … Continue reading

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Running Outside!

Aaaaahhh! The feel of pavement beneath my shoes is overwhelming! Almost brought me to tears after 2 weeks on the treadmill. Seriously, I love running outside. Part of the enjoyment of running is that feeling that I am going somewhere. … Continue reading

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Setting Goals

If you are looking for a rush of adrenaline and a little sheer terror, hop on your treadmill and kick it up to 9-10 miles per hour.  My first reaction was “Holy Shit!” but that was just my mind talking. … Continue reading

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