Manic Monday ~ "Injury Can Be A Beautiful Thing"
Monday, July 31, 2017 Well, the Bix 7 road race has come to an end. And as I reel in the individual stories of how racers did, I am also hearing about a few injuries some have endured either during their training times or during the race itself. Needless to say, it's frustrating for any injury to take place, but it's also a time to re-evaluate the physical capabilities one may or may not have. I just recently I found a great article on this very subject. For today's post,
Manic Monday ~ Mental Music to Motivate
In my "younger" days, every Monday morning use to take off at 5:00 am for a 10-12 mile country run to start my week. There were three things I would never leave without: chewing gum, a water bottle tucked into my running belt, and my iPod (music). I could make it through almost 2 hours of non stop running. But, one day the music stopped playing. I was out for my weekly run when out of the blue I was bitten on my calf by a farm dog that ran up behind me. I was in brief sho
Manic Monday ~ What is a step worth?
We have all known about the craze of fitness trackers. Whether it be Fitbits, Garmins, Polars, or the simple pedometer, these are all tools to track activity. The most popular measure to track is in steps. And you've probably heard the number, 10,000. This number seems to be the universal goal of steps to achieve each day. And in fact, I hear friends talking about reaching their 10,000 steps for the day with comments like, "gotta go get my steps in!" And off they go. Alth
Manic Monday ~ Tit for Tat
Tit for tat is an English saying meaning "equivalent retaliation." And it's the perfect phrase for me to use for accountability reasons. I've worked too hard to let go of my healthy lifestyle, especially during the vulnerable times that seem to appear at some point in every season within the year. And one of those vulnerable moments appeared last week during the 4th of July celebrations. My hubby and I decided on brats for our family cookout. They are easy to cook, they c
Manic Monday ~ Go forth with the Fourth!
Let's get real for a moment. What do you associate the 4th of July with? ( think about it ......) Did you think food? For most, the 4th of July is just that. There are social events of all kinds and most all of them incorporate a great deal of food. You know, grilled burgers, brats, chips, potato salad, pie, and much more! (**Read last year's blog entry for the 4th) Celebrating the 4th should be festive as we are reminded of our independence as a nation, and our freedom