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Weekend Chats: Smyelin With Whit

Whitney and I met in 2005, long before either of us would start writing online and a few years before she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. For the first article in the series, “Weekend Chats,” I asked Whitney a few questions about her life now. What struck me most from her responses is her optimism. …

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It’s that time of year again.

In just a few hours we will usher in a new year. A new year to be a new you. This year you’ll wipe the slate clean and start fresh. It’s time to start saving money, lose weight, be better at…fill in the blank. I gave up New Year’s resolutions a long time ago and …

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Fitness Update

Fitness Update: Losing Weight

Last year I discussed why I hate the word “diet.” The word is most often used to describe the latest trendy way to limit your body of calories to lose weight. Let me share with you the three reasons why I hate the word used in this way. Trendy is not really my thing. You …

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Stories of an Everyday Runner

Stories of an Everyday Runner: Street Views

My 10k training app said it was a Long Run day. When I see the words long run, I think 10 miles or more. Which is completely ridiculous, since I am training to run six, or 6.2 to be exact. Still, those two words scared me for a moment, until I saw the “Long Run” …

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Fitness Update

Fitness Update: By the Seat of my Pants

There are few things I hate shopping for worse than pants. Most women might immediately respond with bathing suits, but I disagree. Life does not require bathing suits. You may not need one for years. But, pants, yeah, they are pretty much a necessity. Women’s pants aren’t as straight forward as men’s. Men just go …

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