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  It’s nearly the end of October (already?!) which means chances are, you have spent the last few weeks being bombarded by pink. Pink. pink. pink. Everywhere you go, we are reminded this is the symbol and color for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In years past,  I ran for the cure. I have … [Read more…]

  Hi gang! It’s my first time since I had the honor of becoming a contributing writer here at the ‘Hood that it’s my turn for the weekly Toot Your Horn Tuesday post! For those of you who are new to the site, today is the day where we brag, brag, brag about ourselves. No guilt about it!  We … [Read more…]

Where I live, it’s getting cooler.  I  love the crisp air that the fall brings (sooo much easier for running  than in that blasted humidity). That’s the good news. The bad news is fewer daylight hours and the ever-present urge which returns each year around this time: hibernation mode. For me, … [Read more…]

  How’s life treating you? And how have you been treating yourself? Taking good care? About a week ago I noticed I was wheezing at night and a hacking cough was hard to miss also. I woke up to all of this on a Sunday morning which is a time of week I have come to treasure: it’s my running … [Read more…]

I was with a friend at a cook out over Labor Day weekend when we got to talking about an upcoming 10k and 5k  in our area.  Like me, she is relatively new to the whole running thing. When I looked at the registration form online, I grew a bit intimidated.  It had too many details about the pace in … [Read more…]

Ok people, it’s that time of the week again. Time to don your birthday suit and hop on that scale and see what’s happenin’! Or, if you are like me lately, what isn’t happenin’! What’s that you say? You need a nudge? How about this one for your body and this one for your soul? Why not print our … [Read more…]

I joined a local running club last year  to help in my quest to transition from a walker to a runner.  We meet on Sunday mornings for a group run. By  Monday morning, our coach emails us our “homework” for the week. The homework varies, depending on whether you are in the 5k, 10k, or half marathon … [Read more…]

  This is a tale of two people. One has this on her mind: She thinks often of her quest for fitness. She has learned the importance and value of exercise for both her health and her sanity. She fits workouts into a busy schedule. She moves. She breathes. She feels good about her … [Read more…]

It has been 18 days since I arrived with the times and purchased my first smartphone, which meant giving up this bad boy, also known as my Fischer-Price phone. Now I am the proud owner of an  iPhone 4S. How did I ever live without it?  In just two short weeks it has become a major tool in my … [Read more…]

As you all have been seeing here on the site and on Facebook, some of us are participating in a very exciting challenge at Healthy Wage. I am very excited and honored to be on a team with my fellow Shrinking Jeans writers! As part of getting the ball rolling on this, we’ve been asked to submit … [Read more…]

When people ask me what listen to on my iPod while I’m huffing and puffing away running or walking, they are often surprised to learn it’s not music. Yes, I do have a playlist of songs mostly used for when I really have to dig deep to get the legs pumping or in a race situation. But nine times out … [Read more…]

Well folks, here we are in the midst of Vacation Season. Talk about a tough time of year when you are trying to stay on the straight and narrow and be diligent about your weight loss journey! For me, it’s almost harder than what we get bombarded with during the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s … [Read more…]

Please give a Sisterhood welcome to our newest writer, Mary! She’s been around here for years, so many of you know her (as Fiddler’s Bride), but for those of you who don’t know her, she’s going to be a great asset to our community!! Welcome, Mary!! The Gift First of all, let me begin by saying I … [Read more…]