The Pick-Up Line

By Eileen Slovak Word Count:  895 Sprinting through the neighborhood, Caryn completed her daily four-miles in record time before sending a quick text to her sister, Kim:  Will B ready 2-power shop in 15.        Back in her apartment, she showered coffee in hand, then, dressed hastily as her cell phone chirped signaling Kim wasContinue reading “The Pick-Up Line”

“Ready, Set, Get Going…

…because, I know you can run faster than that.” Don’t you just love internal dialog?  It’s so nurturing. So I’m back at it, running again after a long break which always feels like starting over, so if you have just begun a resolution routine, I’m right there with you.  I take these long breaks fromContinue reading ““Ready, Set, Get Going…”

Internal Dialog: Motivator or Enabler?

If my internal dialog genuinely wanted to help, this is what it would look like: And this is what it would shout: “Quit whining, shut your pie hole and run!” Instead it speaks in hushed tones and whispers and says things like: “You’re over 40.  Your metabolism has slowed considerably.  Of course you’re going toContinue reading “Internal Dialog: Motivator or Enabler?”

The Starting Line

Thought for the week:   If I freeze at the start, I will surely never finish. I write for sanity, but I run for fitness.  I seem to lack coordination for any other form of exercise.  I have tried group exercise classes, perhaps you have seen my kind, the one capsizing in the warrior pose, knockingContinue reading “The Starting Line”

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