January Justified

Who is ready for January to come to a close? (me, me, me, me, me and me) Maybe it's the lingering impact of the holiday hangover (traveling all over, a schedule jam-packed with get togethers and parties) or maybe it's the New Years Jolt (packed with resolutions, the need to change everything up, and the …

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Resolutions Are Crap

The week after the holiday indulgence and just before the dawn of a new year is an awkward purgatory for those who have that guilty little voice in their heads scolding them for a year plagued by work demands, too many sugary snacks and not enough exercise, right? Enter the New Years Resolution and the …

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Swimming with Sharks (…and wet suits)

In the words of the great Dory from Disney's Finding Nemo - "When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming." ...and with my first triathlon now 7 days away, I've been doing just that (and more) On Sunday July 22 in South Portland, Maine, I'll be participating in Maine …

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Etiquette Edification

It' been 547 days since my first "official" road race (wahoo!) - I can still remember the chilly December morning in my hometown - surrounded by my family, cheering squad and wearing more layers than depicted in the infamous Christmas Story movie's red snowsuit.  I stood at the starting line - the same place where …

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Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday โ€“ Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not …

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