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Don’t Stop! What’s that Sound?

This weekend, I heard someone say, “It was easier for me to stay the course, to keep going, then to stop what I was doing and then try to start over again.” When I heard this, I didn’t immediately apply it to any one thing, and I dismissed it as part of someone else’s conversation. I went about my monumental “list” of things to do this weekend which consisted of cleaning, hanging shelves, laundry, buying picture frames, and getting my

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Protect Thyself! Safety Tips for Running

Protect Thyself! Safety Tips for Running

Samammish Trail is a spectacular place to run. It’s part of a larger system of trails (Burke Gilman) that interconnects all of Seattle for folks to walk, run, or bike to just about any part of the city (almost 90 miles). If only our public transportation was so well developed! The SamammishRiver Trail follows along a natural waterway that connects Lake Samimmish and drains into Lake Washington. I always see lots of ducks, Canadian geese, and the Great Blue heron

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It Does Matter

It Does Matter

So this week I’ve been really bad. I haven’t been running at all. Something always pops up, and I can’t even defend myself to say that it’s anything of importance even. One day after work, I was too tired and it was dark already. Another day, it had snowed and I didn’t want to be cold. If I keep this up, I’ll be walking the marathon, and that will take forever and the bands will have left and my friends

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Baby Steps Make a Miracle

On Saturday, I managed to get in a fairly long run (5 miles) and a decent Bikram session in the afternoon. While at yoga, I placed my feet together and realized there was s blister from my shoes. The blister was near the bottom of my feet, on the instep and just under my ankle bone. The reason for the blister is the shoes are meant to prevent pronating. The shoe is built with additional padding within the instep, and

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