Category Archives: exercise

my pineapple tidbits

One of the bonuses about living in a town full of environmentally conscious hippies? Is that, in their quest to save the earth, they donate everything to secondhand stores. The fact that the local populace is also known for extreme dedication to … Continue reading

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running thoughts, part two.

Have you noticed that what we feel emotionally, often affects us physically? Tension headaches, canker sores and in bad cases (even not-so-bad cases, i.e. my wedding day!) blotchy red hives often accompany my stress. Since running, I have discovered that a heavy heart manifests itself too–as heavy feet! A few … Continue reading

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Lessons while running, part one.

It seems every time I run, I learn something or see some analogy. The road we live on has morphed, that long stretch of asphalt has become almost holy ground to me, for all the times I’ve encountered God on it, now. Is … Continue reading

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running thoughts

I have run 123.6 miles since December! The Half-Marathon is May 1st, and I am a little more than half ready. (grin) My longest run has been just over eight miles and I felt pretty good–  (note to John-please don’t tell … Continue reading

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Mercy Me.

When I was a child, I loved playing pretend, particularly a game we simply called “House”. You went into the yard, found a small secluded area and made it a home. Once, when I was at a friends, we were happily playing our favorite … Continue reading

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Just Do It. most brilliant slogan ever.

Ever since I ran the Nike San Francisco Half-Marathon with Team in Training (in Oct. of 2009) I have debated long and hard about this hobby. Am I a runner? if it’s sporadic and slow? Do I even like running? then where is … Continue reading

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4 miles as a metaphor for LIFE.

It starts out so bright and full of promise…do we need sunglasses? nah… then joy in the simple, forward motion. This isn’t a workout, this is a balm to the days stress…! clouding over a bit, but mile marker 1 is here already…keep pressing on though sun is … Continue reading

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