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Let us stay focused

Don't let those set backs keep us from succeeding along the path to our goals. I have experienced the sadness of separation from my spouse even though it wasn't all my doing, but pointing fingers at a time like that is of no good use. It just fosters the wrong kinds of feelings both all parties in...

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Learn Stuff !


"The education of a man is never completed until he dies"
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"A day should never be considered compl...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th 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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Some "Me" Time


"Do more of what makes you happy!"
~ Unknown


Some days we need to just kickback and r...

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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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It's Up to Me

When I hear "I hope" and "I'll try" I want to scream. We are the ones we've been waiting for. No one can make the kind of life we want except us.

Yoda said, "Don't try, do."

I say, "Don't hope, do. You don't need hope if you have determination."

Jack Canfield wrote, "The differ...

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It takes a family

Spring of 2015 I committed to a regular exercise program.
I have stayed committed to this since then. I have never been successful doing this on my own... so when I finally got serious, my daughter joined me and we have been working out at our local fitness center with a great group of people ...

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Mistakes, Mistakes, Mistakes


"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience"
~Denis Waitley

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Willpower: Is That the Key to Sticking to a Healthy Lifestyle, or Is There More to It?

You walk into a party armed with a plan you’ve formulated beforehand to avoid overindulging. BUT slowly that resolve crumbles and you feel defeated. Should you blame lack of willpower? Maybe not! The environment we are in has a huge impact on the choices we make. If you’re in a room of people w...

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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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