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Fitness Through the Holidays

We are entering the joyous time of the year when the demands on your time increase and the fitness training slips. You must rely upon some good time management. The following are useful words for the novice and refreshers for the advanced. Army Major Kelly Calway, 2008 Army Female Athlete of the Year, former member […]

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Do You Have the Mental Toughness for Your Exercise Program?

The following passage is from Cathe.com which discusses mental toughness: Some fitness experts advise clients to ’embrace the burn.’ Good advice. By not turning away from discomfort in your training, you develop mental toughness. This mental toughness carries over into ALL aspects of your fitness training. If you’re like most people, some mornings you wake up […]

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You Do Not Have to Run Alone

One barrier to a successful fitness program is motivation. There is one solution at your fingertips, however, and that is finding someone to join in the program so you can push each other. I am sure that you have no problem finding someone to go on a shopping trip with you. I’ve written earlier about […]

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You Start By Not Knowing and Then Trying

In the spirit of inspiration this month, I caught up with Elyse Braner of Arlington, Virginia. Elyse seems to be everywhere, donating her time. She is a runner, running coach, and leader of Girls on the Run DC. I like to think of Elyse as being the person who does not conform to regular training runs, […]

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What Does Perseverance Mean to You? (Part 2)

  (This is Part 2 of an interview with inspirational runner Jackie Concaugh Gruendel. If you missed Part 1 of this series, start here!) Q: What were some of your achievements as an open runner? Finishing second and running 60:10 at the 19thArmy Ten-Miler (2003), but I would have loved to have broken 60 minutes. My proud […]

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What Does Perseverance Mean to You? (Part 1)

What is the basis of your health and fitness program? As we all know, your program is like a roller coaster ride with highs and lows. Set a goal which you can achieve, and let it set the tone for your mind and body so that it lasts a lifetime. You are doing it for […]

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Swim Lessons May Not Save Lives, and Other Stats

“Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide.” – World Health Organization “Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “From 2005 to 2014, the majority of fatal bathtub drownings were among children under age […]

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