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Creating a Culture of Healthy Habits

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization. We all encounter different cultures throughout our day, but many of us don’t stop to think consciously about how the cultures impact our thinking or behavior. Read More »

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Keeping Up With Technology: Fitness Tracking Devices

These days it seems like no matter what you do in your occupation and personal life, you are faced with changes in technology that are intended to make your time more efficient and/or effective. Technology (for the better or worse) is here to stay. Read More »

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What Motivates You To Exercise?

“Should I workout today?” What comes to your mind when you are faced with this question?
Motivation is simply a desire or willingness of someone to do something that will impact their life. By now, we all know what we should or shouldn’t do to be healthy. Read More »

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Avera Race Training: Dedicating My Run

“It’s cancer.” Nothing can knock you off of your footing quite like those words.
My sister received a call with those words in October 2011. At first, they weren’t sure what type of cancer. She had a very large mucinous tumor removed, and it took more than two weeks for both Baylor and MD Anderson to examine it to determine if it was ovarian or pancreatic cancer. Read More »

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Avera Race Training: Sprint Workouts

I am not a sprinter. I’m guessing that is clear if you’ve been following my blog. I’m tall and lanky and have never been built for speed. However, last week I went out and ran eight sprints. Of course I didn’t do this voluntarily; I had to be coerced by Marne, a trainer at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center. Read More »

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Avera Race Training: Going the Distance

Let the training begin! It was our first warmish spring day and I decided to venture out for a run. The Black Keys were jamming on my iPod and I was ready to show this run how it’s done. I’m not sure if it was the excitement of the warmer weather, or the fact that my marathon-running neighbor was outside watching my start, but I went out way too fast and by the time I rounded the second block I was about out of steam. Read More »

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