Well,it was quite hard getting up this morning,after the nicest Christmas vacation my family has ever had. Although I’m filled with hope for 2013,it wasn’t looking so great at 5:30am! I spent some time browsing Amazon’s New Year,New You Event this morning to find some inspiration,and it came in the form of this title:The New Rules of Lifting for Women:Lift Like a Man,Look Like a Goddess. (Santa brought a Bowflex to our house this year.) Happy (and healthy) 2013,Girlfriends!
If there was a person in the world who didn’t think she could be a runner,it was me. Even though I was very active as a child and teenager,I was only active in those sports that did not require extensive running. Through the years I truly believed there was something wrong with my lungs! It turns out,there was nothing wrong with me,except the ability to believe I could do it. Yesterday I reached my first goal of running the distance of a 5k,the likelihood of which I imagined a few months ago to be the same as winning the lottery.
I read several books when I started,but my favorite,and the one I continue to reference,is from the former editor of Runner’s World,Runner’s World Complete Book of Beginning Running. If you have ever wanted to run,but didn’t think you could,this is a great book to get you started. It is never too late to start and it is so worth it! It will change your life.
Have a great weekend,Girlfriends!
P.S. The title quote is from Ann Trason,an ultramarathon runner. In my very limited running experience,I have found it to be true,slightly scary,and comforting,all at the same time.
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For those of us who are a little,um,more mature,we know that one day,all of the sudden,it seems like we keep gaining weight for no reason,we’re exhausted,and pretty much everything annoys us. At the same time,our poor brains can’t stop from racing. Marcelle Pick hears our pain,and in Are You Tired and Wired? she outlines a practical,achievable plan to get women feeling like their old (younger) selves again.
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This year’s winner of the Gold Medal from the 2011 Nautilus Book Award,which recognizes “world-changing books”,is Partnering with Nature:The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth. Catriona MacGregor has been a voice for animals and wild places all of her life. Catriona devotes herself to educating the public about the importance of the natural world,and assisting individuals in forging a unique relationship to nature.
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