The Ins & Outs of Adrenal Fatigue

You may be asking, “What is adrenal fatigue?”  Or, actually, you may be asking, “What is ‘adrenal'”? ‘Adrenal’ refers to the adrenal glands, which sit above the kidneys and are part of your body’s ability to handle stressful situations and keep you going in the face of danger – think …

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Mindfully Meditate

Mindfulness – it’s a term that’s being used a lot lately. Do you know what it means? Do you know how to do it? What about meditation – we sort of get what it is, but it may be hard to put into the clearest of terms, and many find …

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Is It Too Much for You?

There are times in my marathon training when I feel like it’s too much.  My legs hurt, my body is exhausted, and I’m mentally spent. There are times when I think about the kids and families at St. Jude and what they’re going through, and it’s too much.  My eyes …

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I’m a Hero for Real Heroes

I’m a Hero. With a capital H. No, I’m not being egotistical, this is a fact. That’s the name St. Jude gives to those who run on behalf of their charity in events like the Chicago and Boston Marathons. I’m doing Chicago this October, and as of this writing have …

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Mill of Dread

For the first few months of my time as a runner, I only ran on the treadmill. As someone who had a bad history with running, I was afraid to go outside and get stuck somewhere, unable to run anymore. I liked the safety and predictability of running on a …

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Marathon Training Update

So I recently passed day 100 of my marathon training as I prepare for the 2015 Chicago Marathon this October. This is my first marathon, so I thought I’d share a little update as I know there are plenty other first- or never-timers out there who are curious. First and …

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Don’t Fear the Tailor

I had to wear a suit recently. It’s a suit I bought after I had started newbodi.es, and was in pretty good shape. That said, I was 15-20 pounds heavier and a couple of inches wider around the waist than I am now. That’s not to say I was big …

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