Leaving My Running Comfort Zone – How it Went!

July 20, 2014 at 9:08 am
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You may have seen my post 2 weeks ago on “Leaving My Running Comfort Zone Again.” If you missed it, please check it out. The gist was that I was invited to a cool event that I have never tried and goaded into doing a 6 hour timed “ultra run.” The two events to recap were the Sole Survivor Progressive Race on July 9 in Crown Point, Indiana and the Christmas in July Races 6 hour run yesterday…

Feel Better Now: Quick Tips for “Emotional Fitness”

July 17, 2014 at 7:08 am
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Sometimes, I do too many things at once, or get into a worry loop, and get exasperated or down. Most of us do, right? I came across a great blog post on Psychology Today entitled 10 Instant Emotional Fitness Tools by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. I like his suggestions but it also made me think about other things that help me feel better. Here is the post I saw: “When things get out of control and you momentarily lose your…

My #100HappyDays Challenge is Over!

July 10, 2014 at 7:36 am
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My 100 Happy Days Challenge is over, but don’t worry, I am still going to look for things to be happy about every day. And, you can bet I will share them with you! I was speaking to a physician who cited research that you can be “rewired to be happier” and more optimistic by doing exercises like this one. I totally buy it. Attitude is everything! The challenge website says: “People successfully completing the…

A New Finds’ Fave: The Daily Zen List

July 6, 2014 at 6:11 am
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This is a bit of a cheater post! I am in (one of) my happy places – visiting my brother’s farm. We had a mini family reunion/BBQ, because my mother was in NJ for a wedding on her husband’s side. The husband and I flew in to see everyone and my brother had a great BBQ to celebrate. We took some family photos which is a bit of a rarity for us. I also took…