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Great read on the plane a few weeks ago — A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

In a previous post, Ria left a note recommending a book: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a great book! Funny and inspiring. I read it on the plane to Chicago, on my way to California. The gal next to me probably was […]

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Thu, March 12 2009 » Motivation, Persistence » 5 Comments

Wanting to hide under the covers, and true test of my changing behaviors

Well, I don’t feel like posting and part of that is because I feel generally crappy right now. I have a stomach thing, which is my immediate source of complaint. Feeling queasy stinks. On top of work and personal complications and being generally tired, it makes me want to go to bed and hide under […]

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Tue, January 13 2009 » Persistence » 1 Comment

My first race report: Jingle Bell 5K for the Arthritis Foundation

First, let me say thank you to all you wonderful generous sponsors — within two days I raised $400, four times my modest goal! Yesterday was a beautiful day and a fun race. And a humbling one. I learned a lot. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to run part of a 5K […]

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Sun, December 7 2008 » Race report » 12 Comments

Fight Arthritis! Sponsor me for as little as $10 for the 2008 Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk!

I will tie bells to my shoelaces and dust off my reindeer antlers as I participate in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk® for Arthritis, a 5K fun run/walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. And YOU can help, too! Please consider making a donation on our team page: TeamSpirit Between my having been sick recently and my […]

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Wed, November 26 2008 » Everything else » 5 Comments

Four fundamental exercise truths

Many years of yo-yo dieting haven’t been for naught. I have learned a few things about myself along the way. Here are my four fundamental exercise truths: If I exercise, the food follows. And I don’t mean I eat a bunch afterwards. I mean, when I exercise, my eating gets in line with little additional […]

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Tue, August 12 2008 » Motivation, Persistence » No Comments