Category Archives: health and fitness

this mile’s for you

in less than 12 hours, i will run my first marathon ever! only one day in all my 40 years will i be able to say that. i came across a great idea in an article i read a few weeks … Continue reading

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a marathon in pictures

training runs can so often get long and repetitive. i found myself doing anything to avoid an out-and-back many times this summer. i also did several long and mid-length runs along the very course that the kansas city marathon follows. … Continue reading

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marathoning, by the numbers

i ran 18 miles today. without stopping! ok, i guess i stopped a few times to get water or adjust my shoes, and i did walk for a stretch several times, but come on! i ran 18 miles! to date, … Continue reading

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signs

i’m moving to the country. or perhaps to one the youthfront camps. my best running and praying of the year is almost always done within a couple miles of camp, and last saturday was no exception. (outside of this parenthesis, … Continue reading

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keeping it one hundred

amidst the culture shock of new faces, new roles, and new terminology, i’m also learning (or re-learning from my days long ago working in a group home) some new phrases from what i guess you could call hip hop culture. … Continue reading

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eating as a sin

Sometime over the course of the last few years, my mom and my sister became vegetarians. My aunt (mom’s sister) does not eat red meat, nor does she eat foods with added sugar (i.e. sweets, etc.). So where else would … Continue reading

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barely hanging on

Sometimes funk is more than a style of music. I found myself in a mental funk the other night as I reluctantly climbed on the elliptical machine after a really long day. It’s been a rough several weeks for me … Continue reading

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13-year-old to attempt everest summit

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — Thirteen-year-old Jordan Romero is climbing Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, not only for himself but to inspire more young people to get outdoors. “Obese children are the future of America the way things are going,” … Continue reading

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