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The Beginning of the End

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First, I want to wish everyone a happy new year, and apologize for the brief hiatus I've taken from my blog. I'd like to brush off my absence with a simple "oops, I've been busy," which is certainly true, but the good news is that I have been preoccupied making some much-needed overhauls to my … [Read more...]

I am Runner, Hear Me Roar.

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When it comes to our diets, there are a few hard and fast rules that will help just about everyone drop a dress size. You know, like eat more celery and less Cheetos. But when it comes to the day-to-day decision to break a sweat -- because, let's face it, there is no lasting weight loss without … [Read more...]

Fake it ‘Til You Make It: Running My First 5K

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I did it again! After running my first four-miler on the Fourth of July -- and proving to myself that I didn't die or, worse, come in dead last -- I finally had the courage to run my first 5K. And, appropriately, it just so happened to be the 10th Annual Downtown Westfield 5k and Pizza … [Read more...]

My First Race

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After two years of running, I finally summoned the courage to run my first race! The race was held in a neighboring town, which just so happens to be home to the park where I usually run. I figured I'd start somewhere I'm comfortable, because despite my oh-so-cool, "it's no big deal" facade, … [Read more...]

Worthy of Weight Loss

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Anyone who has ever carried around more than, say, five or 10 extra pounds knows that years of hiding behind excess weight can take a huge toll on your psyche. Tune in for just one episode of The Biggest Loser and it becomes abundantly clear that there's a reason why these folks have ballooned to … [Read more...]