Category Archives: health & fitness

it was my race

A month ago, I called my sister frantic. “Jennifer (that’s her name), I can’t run a 10k, I don’t even have time to train. I just had a baby!” I’ll never win.” She hung on to my last complaint and … Continue reading

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pre-race jitters

That race, the one I’ve been talking about on this blog for months, is tomorrow. Eeek. I’m excited, nervous, and ready…kind of. I feel like my training routine hasn’t been the best but I do feel that I can do … Continue reading

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it’s only five minutes

I should really be in bed right now. I really want to be in bed right now. But, I didn’t post here yesterday and felt guilty about the prospect of again not posting here today. “It’s only five minutes,” my … Continue reading

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this race will be like childbirth

In 7 days, I’ll be running a 10k marathon. 7 days. I think I realized this sometime last week. I was talking to my husband about our plans to take a vacation in the first week of June and then … Continue reading

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aiming low and going very very slow

I began working out consistently at 19. Then, I was a gym girl. I went to the gym, at one point, every single day of my life. Every single day of my life, at that point, I ran for 30 … Continue reading

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you’ve done a good job

Before I had children, I used to go to the gym for hours. And when I say hours, I mean hours. I would stay long,work hard, and sweat hard. It was all or nothing then. A workout wasn’t a workout … Continue reading

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competitive people scare me|running

I should preface this post by saying that I was once a competitive person. Not the kind who partook in sports and arm wrestles and other competitive games where healthy forms of competition are welcome and necessary. No, no, no, … Continue reading

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