Monthly Archives: December 2008

A New Year Comes!

I HATE anything that is a “Year in Review.” I won’t read the endless lists of the best and worst 2008 or photos of the year… But at the same time, I’m feeling somewhat reflective today. This has been an … Continue reading

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Surprisingly Dark Tonight

I finally got out for a short walk about 7 p.m. tonight. (It’s been a few days.) I don’t mind walking in my neighborhood at night for two reasons: It normally feels safe and most people keep their porch lights … Continue reading

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9 Tips to Help you Keep your Fitness Resolutions

Traditionally, the New Year is a time of self-evaluation, goal-setting and change. And after more than a month of overeating (Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day), most of us have gained a few pounds and are thinking about health and fitness. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

My family had a very nice, low-key Christmas celebration yesterday. Tomorrow we will have a chaotic, crazy, young-kid filled holiday with nieces and nephews like I remember from being a kid. Both options are great and lots of fun! I … Continue reading

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Views on Twitter

The main reason I got on Twitter was so I could communicate with readers of WALK! Magazine and they could reach me fairly easily. I thought it would be fun to have short 140-character chats with other walkers and fitness … Continue reading

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Only 2 More Days!

Only 2 more days until the shortest day of the year. That means that starting Tuesday, each day gets a little bit brighter! Many of you know my moods are affected by the amount of sunshine and daylight I get … Continue reading

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No Excuses

Most walkers I know have had at least one training day or race where they get so discouraged they just want to quit. I had a couple moments like that during an especially hilly long-distance race earlier this year. Today … Continue reading

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Going Green in 2009!

I’ve been hinting about changes coming to WALK! Magazine, but I haven’t gone into much detail. Here are some of the exciting things going on. WALK! Magazine is going green! We will begin publishing only electronically beginning with the next … Continue reading

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Holiday Run – 4 Miler

The Holiday Run has historically been one of my favorite local races — partly because it has a festive feel and partly because it is usually a pretty race, especially in snow. It is held at Sharon Woods, which is … Continue reading

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Arnold Likes WALK!

I just had a chance to see the Arnold 5K Racewalk flyer for the first time. There is a huge picture of Arnold’s face and to the left are pictures of people walking. (Most of them are racewalking.) Three of … Continue reading

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