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How a treadmill helps me be a better runner

There was a time when I felt that I wasn’t a “real” runner. I was very slow and I ran on a treadmill and my future ex-husband was fond of telling me how that wasn’t “real” running. He had a variety of reasons, but it boiled down to, “Everyone is faster on a treadmill,” so … Continue reading

How I became a runner and what I learned along the way

I am not a natural athlete, not by any stretch. In high school it was math and science that seemed effortless, so I took the easy route: academics. I remember dreading P.E. class, but especially any time we had to run. I was always dead last. Over the years of college, medical school, and residency … Continue reading

Digging deep: a personal reflection on motivation

I spent much of yesterday morning jumping through hoops to get my work out accomplished. No school and no sitter to be had. No play date to scrounge up.┬áSo, despite howls of objection, the plan was 24 Hour Fitness and the Kid’s Club. For some reason it requires negotiations only previously experienced when engaging North … Continue reading

A doctor’s advice for getting rid of your muffin top

First of all, I would like to maim the person who initially coined the term muffin top (apparently the etymology is of Australian origin, thanks mates!). God knows we needed a more succinct description than delightful shelf of fat that hangs over the waist band. Second, fuck you to all the designer jean makers who … Continue reading

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