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Colleen’s report on working out with a world-record holding personal trainer

Hi, it’s Colleen again. It has certainly been a long time since I’ve put my two cents on this blog. The first time I wrote a blog post for Mom I was 10 years old. Next month, believe it or … Continue reading

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A startling ‘use it or lose it’ realization

For years, this simple quad stretch was part of my pre-run routine. Then I got to feeling pressed for time and my stretching routine pretty much shrunk down to a single maneuver: that calf stretch where you push against your … Continue reading

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Reframing the obstacle

Earlier this year I wondered if it was better to try to “run through” plantar fasciitis or take a couple months off to help heal my heel. Now I’ve got a chance to try the road not taken, as I’ve … Continue reading

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Overcoming failure in building a healthy habit: Will low expectations help?

My youngest daughter is trying to build a daily running habit and I’m trying to build a daily gardening habit. Which one has more health benefits? The answer isn’t as much of a no-brainer as you might think. Gardening tasks … Continue reading

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The plank ball game

Colleen and I have been doing these “ball pass planks” the last few days, only we’ve been rolling a softball back and forth. Technically it makes the planks that much harder to do, but also more fun. (Not hard to … Continue reading

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A new hunger game

    Hunger has always made me feel weak. The voices in my head – what a blogger friend aptly calls the “melon committee” — start whining and bickering until it’s hard to focus on anything else. Once the rabble … Continue reading

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The beauty of the baseline on a DIY bike tour

Once you’ve identified a Pinterest-worthy British pub and a 100-flavor ice cream sundae shop with just a few miles of rolling rural roads in between, it’s only natural to draw a line between the two with a bicycle. Ideally, the … Continue reading

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Please keep your python off the Greenway!

I’ve gotten pretty good about not freaking out when I spot a snake on a run. But passing a python wrapped around a woman’s neck on the Bluffton Greenway last week really pushed my buttons. My first thought, immediately after … Continue reading

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Get inspired by Armani the underdog

I witnessed an incredible race over the weekend – a 5K neck-and-neck duel between a Yorkshire terrier and a husky mix and their respective humans. Believe it or not, the short-legged Yorkie pulled it out at the end, with a … Continue reading

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The choranaptyxic workout

I rarely make time for movies these days, so it really bugs me when we choose wrong. While our  younger girls were entertained by the expansion of the Harry Potter universe in “Fantastic Beasts  and Where to Find Them,” I … Continue reading

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