Posts About exercise

I’m Not That Crazy

November 7, 2007

So I heard on the radio the other day about this guy who ran 63 marathons in 63 days to raise awareness for a rare childhood disease. My first thought was, “That is insane.” My second thought was, “This makes my training for the Texas Independence Relay look so weak.” But then my next thought was, “That is insane.” And I feel perfectly fine about my running aspirations.

I’m OK, You’re OK!

October 8, 2007

I apologize for my last post, which I admit was utterly depressing. I really have been going through something lately, and I think I can honestly say that last week was one of the worst weeks of my life. That post basically summarized how I felt up to that point. But! I have wonderful people in my life who have been there for me, and I have received many words of encouragement and much support. I do believe that I am loved by a mighty God through whom all things are possible. I now have complete hope and confidence in my situation, and although it remains difficult, I know I can make it through to the other side. Not only…
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Got Guts?

September 10, 2007

Over the weekend I went to Austin to run in the Got Guts 5K, which benefited celiac disease awareness. Conveniently, one of my best friends and ex-roommate Carmen now lives in Austin so I got to stay with her. Also, she ran the race with me which made it a lot more fun. This was an interesting race because it was almost completely run on grass. I’ve never done an off-road race before, and I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t like it at first, but by the end of the race I was used to it. Also, all the food provided was gluten-free. I tried some of it, and there were some cookies that I really liked! I brought home…
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Running, My Old Nemesis

August 9, 2007

So my friend Katy, who is lately inspiring me to a healthier lifestyle all around, mentioned that she is planning on running the Texas Independence Relay in March. Soon afterwards I found myself telling her that I was interested in running it with her. What? I have never run more than a 5K in my life outside of soccer games. Do I really want to do this? The relay is a little over 200 miles long, split up into 40 legs. Each leg is somewhere between 3 and 9 miles long. Each person will run about 3-5 legs, depending on how many people are on your team. The race is nonstop, so there will be some nighttime running, some middle-of-the-day…
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How Long Will You Live?

June 11, 2007

I just took this quiz that estimates your life expectancy. Mine is 89 years! That’s pretty good, but I also found that I can: >Add 2 years to my life by lessening my sources of stress >Add 2 years to my life by taking 81 mg of aspirin every day >Add 4 years to my life by eliminating fast foods from my diet >Add 1/2 a year to my life by cutting out unhealthy snacks >Add 5 years to my life by increasing my exercise regimen to 6-7 days a week >Add 1/2 a year to my life by getting appropriate blood tests annually >Add 1/2 a year to my life by getting my blood sugar checked If I did…
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