Getting In the Mindset

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This past weekend I ran the Colfax 10 miler. There’s a marathon and half marathon distance as well, but due to minimal training and schedule, I opted for 10 miles instead of 13.1 miles, which is what I had originally planned to do. Sometimes when I’m right on the edge of doing something like this, part of me says “Nope. Not yet. Just wait till you are better prepared.” Then there’s another side of me that I listen to more often that says “Sure, you might not do it as fast as you want, but you need this to check your head space and see how your body responds. Go for it. Take the chance. This isn’t the time to be normal.” So I gave in and did the race. Did I mention part of the running … [Read more...]

The Struggle For A Healthy Life Is All In My Head

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The struggle for a healthy life is all in my head. It’s a mental game. At least that’s what I think it is. I have some goals fitness goals for myself for 2014 that lead into 2015. As some of you know, when I was blogging a lot more, I would throw out my goals on my blog so that my friends who read this blog can help keep me accountable. For years I have always been just a little heavier than I would like to be. Granted. Not a lot by comparison to some. At different times in the last few years I’ve been anywhere from 10lbs to 25 lbs heavier than I would like. Yes, I would be heavier even while swimming, biking and running. But the problem is I love to eat and when you are exercising … [Read more...]

Are You Ready For 2013?

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In just a couple of days, 2013 will be here and the question is… Are you ready for 2013? The beginning of 2013, like most beginnings of the new year brings with it new years resolutions, new commitments and renewed energy to do something different or change bad habits in to good habits. The beginning of the year can be full of all sorts of new opportunities. Every year, I get to this place and I try to figure out a few things and go from there. What triathlon races will I compete in and which running races will I use as training bench marks. What will I do differently to make my job more exciting this year than the year before. What new venture can I get into that keeps … [Read more...]