Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Snapshot Saturday: Labor Day edition

I taught Sunday School yesterday and the lesson was about God’s magnificence. I asked my 80+ year-old students, “Do you think we pause often enough to reflect on the awesomeness of God?” Most agreed that we don’t. I had to … Continue reading

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Running in Americana

On Saturday I told you about my miserable, humid, six-mile run. Today I get to tell you about last night’s wonderful three-miler with my running club. When I turned on my iPod I discovered the battery was dead. I must … Continue reading

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A beautiful morning for a run

I’m training for a late October half marathon. The plan I’m using has me running four times per week with one of those being a weekend long run. Two of my three weekday runs often take place on the treadmill … Continue reading

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Fall half marathon training has begun

I funny thing happened following my April half marathon. Gardening. I traded my Saturday morning long runs for planting, weeding, deadheading, and fertilizing. I’ve been going to the gym three or four times a week, but I’ve only been maintaining … Continue reading

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h A l t

When trying to change a behavior be it drugs, alcohol, smoking, binge eating…it’s advised not to let yourself get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. The acronym is H.A.L.T. Yesterday I experienced a Big A-angry. The subject of my anger … Continue reading

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Little Rock Rocked

I’m sure you spent the weekend wondering about my trip to Little Rock for the Little Rock Half Marathon. Well, wonder no more. Saturday morning I traveled to Memphis to pick up my half marathon partner, Becky. I was extremely … Continue reading

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Little Rock or Bust

This afternoon following my last appointment of the day I’ll begin packing for my weekend trip to Little Rock for the Little Rock Half Marathon. This isn’t the race for which I originally registered. I wanted to do the full … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Ernestine

This morning. 5 a.m. My alarm clock jolts me out of sleep. 5:10 a.m. I’m still in bed. Today is “leg day” and I was thinking of all the reasons to skip my workout. Last night I volunteered at my … Continue reading

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My Half Marathon #12: A Report

I did the Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon on Saturday. After choosing not to finish a half in December, I decided to be stealth about this one. Only four people knew I was doing this: Hubs, because he’s hubs; my mom, … Continue reading

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18 Miles, By the Hardest

Last Saturday my training plan called for 18 miles. I planned to tackle a six mile loop three times. I’d done that loop before…when my training plan called for six miles. But then life happened. Friday night our electricity went … Continue reading

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