Fitness

Pencil breaking with the text: Ways we set ourselves up for failure

Ways We Set Ourselves Up for Failure

And what to do instead. I have spent a lot of time trying and failing at things. Diets, exercise routines, writing practices, journaling, the list goes on and on. Things I said I wanted to do, but when I attempted to do them, I lacked the conviction and self-worth to follow through. It sounds harsh, […]

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Arenal Volcano

Hiking Arenal Volcano

Hiking a volcano was not on my bucket list, but it should be on yours! My entire goal for my last trip to Costa Rica was to see a sloth, which I did and wrote about earlier, but who can say no to, “Do you want to hike a volcano?” Well, I can’t. Clouds hung

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Kayaking on the water

My Inaugural Kayaking Trip

Paddle, paddle, paddle – wipe, wipe, wipe – was my mantra during my first kayaking trip. It was my cousin’s idea that we should start kayaking and I am always up for trying something new, especially if it involves the outdoors and exercise. An added bonus is that it is a water activity. Because of

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Stories of an Everyday Runner

Stories of an Everyday Runner: Taiwan

It had been a few days since my last run. Actually, it had been a few weeks. The time leading up to my trip to Taiwan was too insanely busy to even think about lacing up my running shoes. Once I found myself on the soil of a new country, I was too busy working

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Stories of an Everyday Runner

Stories of an Everyday Runner: It’s all happening

With the exception of various wildlife, occasional dogs, and extreme heat, my runs are generally uneventful. If I wasn’t looking for something to write about, I surely wouldn’t find it. Yet, for two consecutive days, it’s all happening. I met my running hero. Sort of. It started out easy enough. As I was running toward

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