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IF YOU’RE NOT FIRST, YOU’RE LAST

Yep, Ricky Bobby’s dad said it best but sometimes, as I found out during a recent 5K, you can be first and last!   Ricky Bobby: Wait, Dad. Don't you remember the time you told me "If you ain't first, you're last"? Reese Bobby: Huh? What are you talking about,...

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WOULD YOU LIKE AN HOUR OF EXERCISE WITH THAT?

One of the dumbest funniest  things I’ve heard over the years as a personal trainer is “I work out so I can eat whatever I want.” Oh that is so adorable and so ridiculous.  Unless you’re running an ultra everyday you most certainly cannot eat “whatever you want” and...

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UNDER PRESSURE

“Every time the ball came to me, I had to make a decision." ~ Billie Jean King, American former World Number 1 professional tennis player, advocate for sexual equality and all-around amazing woman   So I was in my car listening to Oprah on Sirius.  Yep, that’s right,...

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WELCOME

A few weeks ago I was able to watch Sunday Morning.  Not when it comes on at 9am of course but recorded and watched when the boys were napping and I was recovering from a race.  It was a special of sorts, on location in Miami Beach, and talking about the art deco...

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I’ll Be the Judge Of That!

I have a confession to make. I’m judgmental. Anyone who knows me well will not be shocked by this revelation. Before I had kids I was blissfully unaware of the frustrations and constant struggles of mommyhood. I was definitely one of those people who were shocked at...

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5 BIGGEST EXERCISING MISTAKES!

1. NEVER STARTING When is the perfect time to start? NOW! Go. Seriously, right now. Don’t even read the next four mistakes until you’ve at least walked to the mailbox and back. 2. INAPPROPRIATE GOAL SETTING Even if you’re a seasoned athlete (maybe especially if…) be...

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I’M GOING TO DIE!

This is the phrase that was often uttered by Marisa during her training days with me. I would simply respond with, “No, this is what living feels like!” At which point she would usually just snarl at me but continue on with whatever torturous thing I had her doing for...

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