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Working Out

My workout schedule has diminished greatly since my move to Western North Carolina. At first I continued my previous schedule, finding the adaptation to being almost 2000 feet higher in elevation a challenge. Then, I almost stopped all together. Now, as I’m getting back into things, I wonder about the stopping. Why not Work Out?… Continue reading Working Out

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Bethel 5K Race Review

I finally ran another race. And, more importantly, finished the race. Bethel Half If you are a close follower of my blog, you will recall the Bethel Half Marathon was a favorite of mine my first year in North Carolina. I was going to run the half again this year but decided on Wednesday, I… Continue reading Bethel 5K Race Review

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I pride myself on finishing what I start. I suppose starting with training would have been good but training or not, I started my first half in what seems like decades this past Saturday. Unfortunately, I did not finish. Carolina Reaper Marathon/Ghost Pepper Half The Carolina Reaper Marathon/Ghost Pepper Half was set up in a… Continue reading My First EVER DNF

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Running from Heredity

I spent years answering the question why I started running with I’m running from heredity. Both my parents had Type 2 diabetes; both had high blood pressure. My father had heart issues and ultimately died of a heart attack. Both my parents had lung cancer, which is what ultimately killed my mother. When I Started… Continue reading Running from Heredity

Fitness · Just my Thoughts · Religion


  Back a few years ago, Arianna Huffington made this big push for sleep. I’m not sure why people thought they should listen to her when doctors have been saying sleep is important for years. Now I’ve found yet another reason to make sure you are getting your sleep. The Sleep Revolution While Arianna Huffington… Continue reading Sleep