It’s a great day to be alive!

It’s a great day to be alive!  Bike ride and a short jog, training for my 5th triathlon that will take place on Saturday, August 2 in Savannah, Georgia. While on my ride, I like to head to the First Federal Sportsplex to see how many are walking the “loop.”  It was nice to see […]

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Keep moving forward

As I was scrolling through my timeline on Facebook Sunday, I stumbled across one of the most inspiring videos I believe I have ever seen.   Heather Dorniden a decorated runner for the University of Minnesota did not let a fall during a 600 meter event stop her from finishing the race.   Watching what she did […]

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Choose Your Hard

As a fitness instructor I can honestly say that I have experienced all of the above.  Let’s start with the first one. Losing weight is HARD:  We have all been there done that.  Most of us began our weight loss challenge at the beginning of the year–New Year’s Resolution.  When we finally decide to lose […]

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Train up a child

This scripture is very powerful in many ways.   The most important meaning behind it is teaching your children the Word of God, instilling morals and values at a young age.   The same is true when it comes to health and fitness.  Face it, our children are “mini me’s.”  If they see us as a “couch […]

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Run, Suwannee County, Run

Run, Suwannee County, Run and that they are.  Since November 19, 2011, the Suwannee County School Board Wellness Initiative has been timing local 5Ks as well as sponsoring and co-sponsoring  the annual Turkey Trot and Hog Jog 5K, respectively. The Wellness Initiative’s goal was to have at least one 5K per month to help promote […]

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If Plan A fails, choose Plan B

It was a beautiful Monday afternoon and I was working on my game plan for the 8U soccer game that was scheduled for 6:00 pm–DINOS vs First Federal.  At 4:50 pm the phone rang.   Alden Rosner,  Athletics Supervisor with Suwannee Parks and Recreation, was calling  to inform me that our game had been cancelled.   […]

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Wishes or Goals?

What if you had your own personal genie that would grant you three wishes?   What would you wish for?  Would you use those three wishes right away, or would you save them?   Are they wishes or goals? Wishes are goals that are not written down, so change them by writing them down.  Many of you […]

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My Fitness Pal

To journal or not to journal, that is the question?  Over the holidays, twelve pounds seemed to have made it’s way back onto my body.  I asked myself several times, “How did this happen?”  I didn’t think I had changed my eating habits that much.    I realized  I had stopped keeping a food journal.  There […]

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Just do it!

Do you like to walk? Do you like to jog? Do you like to run? If you answered yes to any of those questions then I want to encourage you to participate in a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon.  What’s that you say?  You could NEVER run 3.1 miles let alone 26.2 miles.   […]

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If you build it, they will come.

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the […]

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