Category Archives: health

Diet & Exercise vs. Stress & Anxiety

So here’s the thing: I have, in my possession, a certificate that states that I know enough stuff to be a personal trainer. I can, in fact, lead the average person (beginners would be best) through a series of workouts, … Continue reading

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Absence

Many times over the last few years I have found myself either horrendously busy or totally without obligations. I tried to relax on down time in order to build up a head of steam for the next bought of busy-ness, … Continue reading

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Blood: The Great Leveler

I am a blood donor. An avid donor. It’s a hobby of sorts. I’ve written about it before here. I call it the great leveler because every person has it, every person needs it, and the only way to get … Continue reading

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Another trip around the sun

My apologies for the long absences. I have been struggling with stress and anxiety in the last couple of years. In the last few months I have just begun to feel like I’m crawling out of a cave, through rock … Continue reading

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Fitness Firsts

I have been active for most of my life. Water polo started when I was 13, marching band at 14, swimming at 15, and springboard diving at 18. Before all of the organized teams, I climbed trees, camped, hiked, climbed … Continue reading

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2014 Wrap & 2015 Kick-Off

Hello again my lovelies! I’d like to offer my apologies for having been away so long. Things got pretty chaotic for me over the last few months of the year and every time I thought they were calming down a … Continue reading

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Learning, Laps, Lunging, Lounging, and of course: Beer

Okay well not so much with the lunging. After lunge walking the football field in college as part of our dryland workout for the diving team I HATE lunges. I do remember finding it funny to have some of the … Continue reading

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20 More Tracks That Keep Me Moving

Seeing as my Revv It Up playlist (yes I use two Vs, I have no explanation) contains more than 160 songs I figured I’d give a few more of the songs off of it. I have always been motivated by … Continue reading

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Gateway Foods

…they’re like gateway drugs but healthy for you. I remember way back when I made the decision to stop eating white bread. I think I must have been around 13 and back then everything wasn’t enriched with whole grain. White … Continue reading

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My Favorite Moves: Back Extensions

After years of playing water polo, marching a bass drum, and basically did all the things I was told not to do and wrecked my back. I still have pinched nerves in the lower region that will act up every … Continue reading

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