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Lean Mean Fighting Machine AKA Lose Weight Now

I found my scale in the back of my closet a few weeks ago and got on it. When I saw the number I almost passed out. I was so surprised and disappointed. I currently weigh more than I have ever weighed in my entire life. The number on the scale was 180 pounds. I

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Love a tattoo artist this month, please

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has arrived in one of the weirdest years ever. We are still in a worldwide pandemic and it’s not safe to gather in groups. This is the first year since 2013 that I have not spent most of the year and the month of October organizing Personal Ink Tattoo Day.  Like

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Dynamic stretching for running success

As I mentioned last week, I’m now officially training for a 10K. I’m amazed that I’m doing a 10K run race two years in a row. I might fall in love with running one day still! In fact, my triathlon friend Jenny, who I’ve mentioned in quite a few of my posts, she got the

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10K in the near future! Join me

School started this past Tuesday, and as are many college instructors across the world, I’m teaching my classes via Zoom. All this Zoom time makes it even more important that I schedule movement EVERY day! Otherwise, it becomes nearly impossible for me to stay calm and focused.  I mentioned last week in my Triathlon Race

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2020 End of summer triathlon race report

My sprint distance triathlon race report for this summer is quite a bit different than previous race reports. Coronavirus pandemic and all changed things up quite a bit this year. In fact, it might be a while before there’s another in-person race. I’m hopeful races will be back in my lifetime, as I do love

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Money, Cancer and Running – all connected

In May 2019, I told you my suicide attempt story. In that story, I confided my massive struggles with finances. I carried in me wave upon wave of shame about my lack of knowledge and understanding of how to live within my means, how to create and maintain a budget, how to understand my finances.

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