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Exercise and Stress

In my previous post I mentioned how I'm no longer signing up for events as it was becoming a stressor for me to train for these events. I'm writing this post in the hopes of helping people figure out what is a good stress vs. a bad stress when it comes to exercise.


Lets face it everyone (or most everyone by human nature) likes to take the easy way. Case in point if you could be healthy by either sitting on the couch eating a bowl of ice cream or sweating during a run outside most people would probably pick the bowl of ice cream vs the run as it's more pleasurable. Unfortunately that's not a reality. If being healthy meant eating a bowl of ice cream we all would be fit and trim in this country. That is something the diet/food industry knows or prays upon so we have the latest fad diets along with weight loss pills and fat free, low fat, processed foods in the grocery store. These are illusions that are the answers to our weight loss prayers.

Unfortunately there is no e…

Working It Out

As I write this I'm sitting on the couch with the  TV on for some background noise. It's been a month since my last post and life has been very busy. My 7 year old has something to go to 4 out of 5 days/nights of the week so our dinner time is very rushed along with bed time and helping my son with his homework.

My spirits in general are ok. I'm missing my dogs Mocha and Java. I can't count how many times I when I get home and I feel a rushed feeling of needing to let them out and then I remember they aren't here. When it comes to progress in my life I feel like things are moving at a painfully slow pace since November. My short term memory is spotty at times and it's hard to really know why or what's causing it. I guess the big lesson in all this is patience.

For exercise I'm backing off of signing up for any more races. I'm feeling that I've burned myself out and I don't need to be signed up for a half marathon to be in shape or to exerci…