Author Archives: tischcaylor

Helping others race is a great feeling

Looking to boost our dreadful preregistration numbers for our local 4-H 5k, I’d recruited a handful of walkers from the agency for intellectually disabled adults where I’ve been working the last few months. I wasn’t really sure how long it … Continue reading

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Adapting to running while ‘on call’

In April I ran a 5k while on call and felt like I came away with a faster time because of it. Though there was a risk I’d need to stop and take a call during the race, I was … Continue reading

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Giving beer yoga a try

Beer yoga is supposed to be less intimidating, and I guess that’s true: There is no way under ordinary circumstances that I would stick around for a class that, due to the rain, only one other person showed up for. … Continue reading

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The perils of an overly large meal: a modern-day Aesop’s Fable?

Once I got over the horror of reading Saturday’s Washington Post story about a 23-foot  reticulated python that killed and swallowed a 54-year-old Indonesian woman, it occurred to me that this might be a kind of modern-day Aesop’s Fable: how … Continue reading

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5K Challenge #6: 2 races in 12 hours = 2018 PR

My plan was to change things up this week and run a Friday night event instead of Race #6 in the Adams County 5K Challenge. Instead I did both – and cut more than a minute off my 5K time, … Continue reading

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5K challenge #5: Disappointment + inspiration

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t improve my time in the fifth race of the Adams County 5K Challenge. After cutting more than 2.5 minutes last time out, I was hoping to be at least a little faster. … Continue reading

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Learning to appreciate hunger

My natural reaction to hunger, whether it’s real or make believe, has always been panic. Never mind that it makes no sense whatsoever, as I’m hardly in danger of starving to death. That’s just how I’m wired. Lately I’ve been working … Continue reading

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10 reasons why… Exercise is the best medicine.

This week I’m sharing a post from another blog I’m connected with, t2diabetespioneer. (If I could figure out how to simply reblog it, I would.) Its most common side effect is weight loss. A natural sleep aid. It’s free! (Or … Continue reading

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5K Challenge #4: 2.5 minutes faster despite (or because of?) racing with on-call phone

I thought about skipping Race No. 4 in the Adams County 5K Challenge, given that I was on call. I took a new job recently with an agency that works with adults with intellectual disabilities, and it was my turn … Continue reading

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History intersects with new approach to health care at Walk with a Doc event

I’d driven by the Historic Forks of the Wabash many times over the years, on my way through Huntington to Wabash or Peru or West Lafayette, without ever once stopping to see what was there. On Saturday, with a weekend … Continue reading

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