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On Rest Days and Rejecting the Life of a Hermit

One extremely unexpected phenomenon that began to occur a few months into my fitness journey was that I began to have a very uneasy relationship with rest days. I just published a short article about why they’re important, but it … Continue reading

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The Men of the Mesa Tough Mudder

Apparently my preoccupied brain isn’t going to allow me to get any work done until I get my stories down in writing. This post began to take form weeks before the Mudder, months in fact before I planned to even … Continue reading

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Tough Mudder: The Obstacles

Behold: The Obstacles. Before I forget the details, I want to provide a run down of the obstacles, in case you’re thinking about doing the course, or just curious about what kind of insanity went down this past Saturday. You … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert: We did it!

I fully intend to write a lot about my experience at the Mesa Tough Mudder in the weeks to come, but for now, a big thank you to all my teammates, the support team, friends and family who were cheering … Continue reading

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Astonishing Myself, and not Drowning in the Process

Swimming Class #1: Wow, 8:30 is super late. I’m tired. Oh, right, I should take a towel. Swim cap, you say? Thanks, friends…I guess that and goggles would have been a good idea. On the bench: It’s cold in here. … Continue reading

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Five Other Things

Yesterday I posted about the nine behaviors that actually worked in aiding me to lose thirty pounds and keep it off, and turn me into an honest-to-goodness athlete at the age of 46. You can find that post here. Back to … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: 9 Things That Worked (an argument against creativity)

I want it so bad. And I bet you know what I mean. I want that feeling of effervescence. Of pleasure after pain. Of demanding to be given challenges, then overcoming them. Like most addicts eventually do, I’ve slipped, and … Continue reading

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Today was Not Leg Day

It was also not arm day or ab day. Or cardio day. Or much of anything day. Except maybe Facebook day. Again. I keep making promises to myself (to work out, eat better, do yoga, read a book, switch my clothes … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Nonchalant

Call me Ms. Multitudes. Or Chalant (that would be the opposite of nonchalant, by the way). Other people have. Because I have Feelings. Maybe as many as you do, maybe more, but certainly no less. Enough to fill a wheelbarrow. … Continue reading

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Tough Mudder. It’s coming for me.

Things that you think about when you’re 46 and your first Tough Mudder is nine weeks away. 1. Nine weeks. That’s still quite a few weeks. 2. Nine weeks. ARE YOU SHITTING ME? There are things in my refrigerator that … Continue reading

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