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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Stay on Target

Any other Star Wars geeks out there remember the reference? Luke Skywalker is trying to blow up the Death Star by shooting his photon torpedos into a couple of tubes not much bigger than some sort of rat that he shot as a kid.

Anyway there is this line that keeps getting repeated into his ear...

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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10 ways to boost your self-confidence





How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didnít really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice.
Simple practices like these donít just h...

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Friends are Good

Three weeks ago my friend and I were talking at a resteraunt. I go out to eat a lot -- many reasons but not always a good thing.

She mentioned to me she has RA and always feels better if she exercises and loses even 10 pounds.

I told her about Spark People, and she downloaded the app ...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Buddies for Every Season!

When my kids were teen I had a neighbor that was my dear walking buddy. We had our three mile route clearly in mind morning after morning as we walked and talked through so many triumphs and challenges of our lives.
When I went to work full time I had to give up this fun time and it was a very...

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Trick My Mind

In order to keep myself from 'picking' when I go to bed, I brush and floss and gargle before just getting into bed. With such fresh breath, I don't feel like eating anything to spoil it! It provides motivation for both late snacks and healthy mouth hygiene. I try to not turn on the TV either, and ...

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