You matter

While the exact words from the conversation are blurry, the feelings stemming from that day in my parents' living room are crystal clear. My family was gathered together for a fun afternoon to be followed by dinner. We were catching up on what had been going on that week. I know I had a glass …

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If at first you don’t succeed…

NEVER GIVE UP!! You can do anything. No matter how old you are. No matter how much experience you have. No matter who says you can't do it! This is my first Granite Games workout. I decided to do the ASRx in my division (Masters 35-39) instead of the scaled version (like I did in …

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Fired Up About Fitness

When people meet me today, they assume that I've loved fitness my whole life and/or have always been fit. The truth is (and many of my friends and former soccer coaches can attest to this fact) that I used to HATE to workout. To run. To push myself. Period. I didn't like pain. I still …

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Don’t wish for it. Work for it.

Staying healthy and fit takes work. There is just no easy answer. The quick fix that America tends to drift towards makes me shake my head in sadness. Nothing, I repeat NOTHING, can take the place of exercise and good nutrition. It's just that simple. There is no secret. It won't happen overnight, in a …

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A Journey Begins with a Single Step

There are so many quotes surrounding the topic of a journey. But they all have one thing in common - "the starting step." So many people think about how their lives could be different if they did this or they did that. But they never actually act on those thoughts. They don't take any action. …

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