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5K Challenge: A race that felt more like a club run

The North Adams Strides for Students 5K felt more like a club run than a race. Most of the 39 runners knew each other, and even though I’m from out of county, I’m starting to identify who’s who. I know … Continue reading

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How losing even a small portion of excess weight can make a big difference

Anybody who thinks weight loss is an all-or-nothing proposition ought to meet Vera Richardson. At 308 pounds, she’s still likely to be the most overweight person in any room she enters. But the 79 pounds she’s lost over the last … Continue reading

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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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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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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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