Tag Archives: health and fitness

I’m a Half Fanatic!

Greetings from Half Fanatic #14549! When I decided to abort my marathon plan, I set a new goal. I wanted to qualify for the Half Fanatics club. The easiest way, in my opinion, to qualify is by completing three half … 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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A Week of Almost Spring

Nashville enjoyed beautiful weather this week and I made the most of it. I spent most of last Saturday outside in gardens, other people’s gardens. Each year the Nashville Rose Society (NRS) has two pruning clinics. Last Saturday was the … 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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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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Tales from the Treadmill

I have a love-hate relationship with the dreadmill treadmill. I find it mind-numbingly dull, but it’s nice to use when the weather is bad, like this morning, for instance. The treadmill also shows me improvements I’ve made in my fitness, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Marathon Training

I’ve not written much about my marathon training. Writing about it means thinking about it and thinking about it brings up fear. You see, this is my third stint at marathon training and so far I have no medal to … Continue reading

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A New Year, A Clean Slate, A Blank…

Training Diary! My Facebook feed is full of new possibility posts, memes of blank pages and clean slates. I love that. In fact, I shamelessly stole the blank slate idea from a friend and updated my Pam Brown Life Coach … Continue reading

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Eight Miles by the Hardest

Here’s what I was thinking about on Saturday morning as soon as I woke up. I’m registered for a December 5 half marathon I have a pulled leg muscle and sore knees from hyper-extending one of them and falling on … Continue reading

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