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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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5K challenge: Exploring new terrain in familiar territory

Though I grew up in and currently live in Wells County, Indiana, I’ve always felt like I knew neighboring Adams County pretty well. My parents worked there, my grandparents lived there, and I’ve interviewed a fair number of Adams County … Continue reading

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A minute faster in 5K Challenge race #2

A friend talked me into attending a 6 a.m. Boot Camp class Friday. After all those burpees, jump squats and walkout pushups, I could barely move the next day – and I had an extremely drippy cold to boot. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Running reboot: Starting over with a 5K Challenge series

There was a time when I didn’t much bother with 5Ks. But coming off a year of injuries, followed by a winter during which I essentially started working two jobs, I’ve been barely running at all. Given all my frustration, … Continue reading

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