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What if I’m a Walker, not a Runner?

We talk about running a lot, but we also recognize not everyone is a runner. Not everyone wants to be. And, it’s a good idea to build a good base of walking before even attempting to start a running program. As Leo has pointed out, patience, perseverance and progression are key elements to any program &hellip Continue reading »

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What If I’m not as Smart as I Look?

Then I would probably be headed out for my run or walk (again!) without taking along water to drink. Believe me when I say that I learn all my lessons the hard way. But I have learned…and that’s the main thing! With the heat wave upon us, outdoor enthusiasts should pay particular attention to staying &hellip Continue reading »

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A Tangled Garden

Breathe deep. July’s scent is fragrant clover and cinnamon roses, Queen Anne’s lace and fresh mown grass. The unrestrained joy of bloom found in the fields is more beautiful than any structured garden. Great tangled swaths of flaming fireweed and twining purple cows vetch, of dancing white daisies and bobbing brown-eyed susan sprawl outward like &hellip Continue reading »

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What If I’m not as Smart as I Look?

Then I would probably be headed out for my run or walk (again!) without taking along water to drink. Believe me when I say that I learn all my lessons the hard way. But I have learned…and that’s the main thing! With the heat wave upon us, outdoor enthusiasts should pay particular attention to staying &hellip Continue reading »

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A Tangled Garden

Breathe deep. July’s scent is fragrant clover and cinnamon roses, Queen Anne’s lace and fresh mown grass. The unrestrained joy of bloom found in the fields is more beautiful than any structured garden. Great tangled swaths of flaming fireweed and twining purple cows vetch, of dancing white daisies and bobbing brown-eyed susan sprawl outward like &hellip Continue reading »

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Marshland Solitude

I’m a casual runner these days – some days I run slow, some days I walk fast. Some days I like company; other days, I prefer solitude. Depends on my mood and the pull of responsibilities. But I know that if I go more than two or three days without exercise, I get cranky. Monday &hellip Continue reading »

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