Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

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As yet another birthday arrives, I'm reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That's why we're all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn't just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [Read more...]

When the Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

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It's the start of a brand spanking new month, folks. Do you ever set a monthly goal for yourself? I do, but typically end up forgetting about it by the time the first weekend rolls around. But July was a different story.  On July 1, I set a goal: one full month of hitting at least 10,000 steps … [Read more...]

Best Workout Playlist of 2014

You can run to it, walk to it, lift, or do bootcamp. Heck, if you clean your house while you're listening to this workout playlist, your house will be twice as clean in half the time. #workout #running #playlist

It's funny what a good playlist can do for a workout you really don't feel like doing. It's summer, and it's hotter than hell in Texas, which means my motivation is running on EMPTY. It's been awhile since we've put together an awesome workout playlist around here, and I was really feeling the need … [Read more...]

Fitness tracker review – Garmin Forerunner15

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It's been all the rage lately. Even here at The Sisterhood. FITNESS TRACKERS.  As promised, I have for you today a review on the one that I purchased and have been using. And I must say, I love it! Back in May, I wrote a post on Fitness Tracker Fury based on a shout out to you all. I was in … [Read more...]

So close, yet so far: summer running setbacks

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So, a few weeks ago I recounted my hip flexor fail and how my running and half-marathon training plans were temporarily on hold until July. Push that back for at least another month. Friends, this setback has cut into my running and it is unbelievably frustrating. Setbacks at any juncture are … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday

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    Can you believe it is FRIDAY already? It's nearly the middle of July so I wonder how you are doing with your fitness goals for this year. Fitness is a big part of our life around here at the 'hood, so sit down and think about how you are doing with your fitness goals. If they are … [Read more...]

You Never Know….

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I had a really busy day. A good day, a fun day, but not an up on your feet and moving kind of day. At 8:00 at night, I didn't even have 4000 steps on my Fitbit. This was not good, but I was really tired and thinking of just not walking for the day. I got to thinking about how I hadn't missed a … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving #DecidetoDrive

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  dis·tract·ed disˈtraktəd/ adjective unable to concentrate because one's mind is preoccupied. At one time or another, as runners, walkers, and bicyclists, we're at the mercy of automobile drivers. Are they paying attention with hands on the wheel and eyes … [Read more...]

Taking My Walk To the Streets

Taking My Walk to the Streets

  Today while most people are wondering how to start their holiday weekend, I will be starting to ramp up my health and fitness, by taking my walk to the streets and neighborhoods around my community.  Yes, I am taking my walk to the streets! The weather is warm and toasty here in north … [Read more...]

7 Reasons a Virtual Race Might Be For You

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Have you ever wondered WHY anyone would want to participate in a virtual race? Heck, do you even know what a virtual race IS? Virtual races are a fun and laid-back version of a road race. You control all the options. You choose when to run or walk your race (raining out? no problem, wait a few … [Read more...]

Streaking Through May

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We're Going Streaking! Ok, not streaking of the Will Ferrell kind in the movie Old School.  We here at the Sisterhood want to CHALLENGE you to streak your boo-tay, clothed, through the month of May, packing on miles every single day.  What exactly does that mean? If you choose to accept our … [Read more...]

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong

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Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong...... It's been over a year since the Boston Marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and countless others seriously injured while watching and waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles. I felt so helpless … [Read more...]

Walking vs. Running

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Walking vs. Running: Which is better? While this may be the million dollar question, the reality is that it all comes down to what you want to accomplish. Aerobic activity added into any routine has been proven to promote weight loss, improve sleep, elevate mood, boost energy levels, decrease … [Read more...]

Just Walk

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You know how you sign up to be on an email list and then your box is flooded with stuff you don't even look at? That's how it was with me. Every night, I would delete, delete, delete email after email without even looking at them. In one of my new goals for the new year, I decided to get rid of … [Read more...]