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A Personal Endurance Challenge: How I Survived My First Trail Race

I’ve been an avid runner for more than half my life but I’ll be the first to admit that I generally prefer to stay within my comfort zone. For instance, I’m totally biased towards distance running over sprinting, road running over treadmill…

How Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Saved ME From Domestic Abuse

Some years back, one of my Facebook followers asked me to discuss some ways in which healthy lifestyle behaviors could potentially play a role in inspiring people to leave abusive situations. Motivated by her request, I decided to share my personal…

My First Half Marathon Trail Race: A Personal Quest to Conquer the Intimidation

I’ve been an avid runner and marathon enthusiast for nearly 20 years. Long runs on scenic city roads and rural routes and amidst lakes and creeks are definitely my forte. Interestingly enough, I’ve never been a big fan of trail running,…

3 Ways to Get Energized and Motivated to Work Out

For many people, the anticipation of working out inherently evokes feelings of laziness and lethargy because they hate it so much. Then there are others who may love to work out yet they just can’t get motivated to get up, get out and go to…

Three Ways to Find a Gym and Make It Work For You

A while back I was asked to respond to a press release out of Richmond, California, detailing the experience of a Bay area woman asked to cover up while working out at a local Planet Fitness due to potential "gym intimidation". Surprisingly…

The Secret to Achieving Permanent Weight Loss in the New Year

For many, January is the most important month of the year. At the beginning of this month ereople generally feel renewed, refreshed, and full of hope and promise. January is also the month during which people start working towards their…