What I Learned from Dry January

Resetting my relationship with alcohol I had pegged this as a goal months ago. The last time I tried to do Dry January, I only lasted 10 days. I was a miserable failure. I was determined to complete my goal this time. Even though I had extenuating circumstances that arose after making this promise toContinue reading “What I Learned from Dry January”

I’ve Been Streaking, and It’s Been Great!

Sharing my thoughts about my January run streak. Ah, January. The new year, with a fresh beginning and hopefully with a few aspirational goals to motivate. With the month almost over, I’m taking some time to reflect on my new year’s journey thus far. Personally, I chose to do a run streak for the monthContinue reading “I’ve Been Streaking, and It’s Been Great!”

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

How great of our local YMCA to recognize the amazing benefits of physical therapy! Oh, wait… they meant personal training.  I don’t know why I get my panties in a wad about the misuse of my profession’s abbreviation. Except that I do. That’s because there’s a big difference between a personal trainer and a physicalContinue reading “October is National Physical Therapy Month!”

It’s my 5 Year Vegan Anniversary!

This month marks 5 years as a vegan for me. In some ways, it seems like forever. In others, I can’t believe it’s been that long. I didn’t get here overnight, though. The evolution has been slow, from transitioning to pescatarian as a new college student, to vegetarian later in adulthood, then finally to fullContinue reading “It’s my 5 Year Vegan Anniversary!”

Stand Like a Flamingo!

Do I have your attention? Ha! Yes, flamingos are generally known for standing on one foot. They also happen to be one of the mascots of my running team, the Pink Nation, a sub-team of the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. One of our mottos is blood + sweat = pink. But why should humans,Continue reading “Stand Like a Flamingo!”