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
I haven’t stopped running. I’ve just gotten sidetracked. And, there may be mention of female issues in the writing below so read on at your own risk. I had some health issues in January that caused me to not run for a period of time. Hopefully, this particular issue will never surface again. I… Continue reading Running
Strong. Strength. Healthy. Solid. Stable. No, they do not all mean the same thing but they make me think of an active, healthy person. I run. I run a lot. I sometimes bike. I sometimes swim. I sometimes walk. I need to do something else to be strong. This morning I was reading Barbara Grufferman’s… Continue reading Strong
This post may be becoming an annual thing. Last year I posted “10 Things I Love About Running.” This year I am reprising it but in a new manner. Thanks to therunchat.com for the call for these types of posts and to all those sponsoring the contest. There is only one reason I truly love running.… Continue reading Running Love
I did a piece a week or so ago about all my plans to try to stay healthy over the holidays. Well, the best laid plans. I am doing most of them but never did get registered for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. Then, I came across a post on Lindsay’s site about a new… Continue reading Elf for Health
The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! As we all know, the holidays are coming. Thanksgiving, as I write this, is about a week away. I am diligently inviting friends and family. I am developing a menu. I am getting ready. And then, it hit me. The holidays are coming. I can play Christmas… Continue reading The Holidays Are Coming!
Winter weather has finally hit the area I live in. By last year, the school was running out of snow days and the number of two hour delays that had occurred were plentiful. Districts in my area were wondering what they were going to do with February, which is routinely a worse month than January.… Continue reading Weather and Health
Just a quick preface to this post. I started writing this back in September of 2010. Not sure what caused me to stop writing back then but I only wrote two short paragraphs and will finish now. I am shedding. I have decided to clean house in a manner that leaves me with more… Continue reading Shedding
As I said yesterday, childhood obesity is an issue in the United States. Children from toddlers to teens spend too much time being sedentary. To me, as a parent, the big question is how do we measure who is and isn’t obese or even overweight as that may lead to obesity. I have some large… Continue reading How do we measure childhood obesity?
As I sit waiting for my oldest, I think I should have brought my brackets – men’s and women’s NCAA basketball. Or I should have brought my lap top. I could be writing. Instead I am scribbling words on a magazine subscription card. I just heard the weather forecast on the radio. I am thrilled!… Continue reading The Tulips