Listen Today

While many people champion the concept of multi-tasking, there are certain things that are best done with full attention and focus. Listening is probably the top of the list. In a conversation, we tend to hear better when our eyes are focused on the person who is speaking. Personally, I have told several jokes based... Continue Reading →

Virtually There

My year end goal of improving my fitness is three weeks away. I am focusing on eating clean - most of the time - and keep to my workout routine.  Swimming is one of my favorite sports and I get to the pool to swim four mornings a week. I am also cycling on my... Continue Reading →

Year’s End Resolution

New Year's Resolutions are very common. This blog was born from my resolution to write a blog post every day in 2012, and I did it. This year, a group of my friends and I are doing something a little different - we are setting health and fitness goals to reach by the end of... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Semisonic Closing Time Semisonic released Closing Time in March of 1998 and on April 29, 1999 the song really hit a chord in my life. My new beginning began that day when I signed up to run my first marathon to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation and... Continue Reading →

Cracked Pot

Today was my rest day. I must admit, I am getting used to it too. After a busy weekend of training, getting a little extra sleep and taking it easy on my body feels quite nice. I did go to yoga this evening, it is a vinyasa yoga basics class. Good movement but not too... Continue Reading →

Clear as Pea Soup

Today was my rest day. Choosing to focus on the word rest, I slept until 7:00. For a week day, that is very late for me. Of course it did not go without interruption - my cat got a few pokes in, my alarm went off at 5:15 (hit snooze), and a friend texted me... Continue Reading →

Break Down to Break Through

I am getting into a routine on Sundays that I am liking quite a bit. My morning starts with my cycle workout my coach has given me. Today was for an hour but it was geared to mimic hill climbing. Something I need to spend time doing - the Syracuse 70.3 climbs 1,000 feet over... Continue Reading →


Today was a rest day for me. The intensity of my training has ramped up to the point where I am willing to rest one day. Wanting to do something I went to a yoga class. I am learning that swimming does not strengthen all of my arm and chest muscles - I am sore after... Continue Reading →


The weather has been very erratic lately - either typical January snow and cold or balmy 50's and 60's. This weekend I experienced both within less than 48 hours. Saturday was mild with temperatures in the upper 40's to lower 50's so I decided to get my long run in, rather than today which has... Continue Reading →

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