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The heart of the Y movement.

There are plenty of captions, headings, summaries, statements and a plethora of other descriptive titles that describe what the Y is to a respective community. We see it on websites, registration documents, newspaper ads, and so on. Words such as “We’re here for the community” or “Getting stronger, together…” All that good stuff, all true. But many people that attend the Y on ... Read More »

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Treadmill Training

In my experience running on a treadmill is the single worst portion of my year -- excluding doctor appointments that end in “-ectomy”. In order to gut my way through a treadmill run I have developed a system of counting songs and increasing speed to help keep me stay engaged, progressing forward, and stop any psychological breakdowns from occurring.  Here is the hack:                What ... Read More »

TAGS     run,  running,  treadmill,  indoor,  life hack,  fitness,  jogging,  cross country
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Fall Time

The changing of the season always brings a level of excitement, regardless of what season I’m moving to or from I enjoy the change. I do have to say though that my favorite season of change is the Fall, I love the excitement of the first snow, changing of the tree colors, bundling up, or having that last campfire prior to frost setting in. There is apple cider, rakeing the leaves, processing the past summer’s ... Read More »

TAGS     fall,  seasons,  autumn,  workout,  training,  laziness,  motivation,  overcoming,  goals
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Summer's Here!

Summer is officially upon us, as of June 21st, the Summer Solstice. What does that mean? Technically it means the earth has tilted on its axis to give us maximum sun exposure, which means heat is on the way. We all know that light travels fast, but heat takes a few weeks to catch up to that light. Meaning the “dog days” of summer are just around the corner. What’s the plan for these hot days? Crank ... Read More »

TAGS     summer,  heat,  fun,  outdoors
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Do Not Fear

Many times we hear the saying, “Do not fear”, or one of the relative sayings, “Don’t worry about”, “Don’t sweat it”, “No bother”, and so on.  Webster’s Dictionary defines fear as “to be afraid of”, which essentially boils down to an idea that causes a physical act. If you fear heights, you avoid high places; if you fear spiders, you ... Read More »

TAGS     fear,  worry,  boston marathon,  run
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