What I’m learning from individuals in recovery from addiction

It’s about the midpoint of my first semester of internship. Finally, I’m settling into a routine – I’m getting used to my clients and the clients and staff are getting used to me. One thing I’ve already noticed is how much relief I feel to have ended up where I’m at. I’m going to be […]

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Gratitude.

I wanted to share a personal story about a time when I truly felt gratitude, and how it enabled me to take advantage of what I had in order achieve a bit of personal growth, to this day. I think this might be valuable to some readers, because it might highlight the difference between appreciating […]

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A quick tip for expensive meds

This isn’t exactly related to running or working out, but since my blog is geared towards individuals who struggle with their health and fitness, and possibly with chronic illness and disabilities, I think it will be relevant. I just wanted to let people know that if you have a really expensive medication that you can’t […]

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A Setback and a Spring Walk

There have been a few frustrating mishaps in this last week, the most irritating of which was the late delivery of my beta blockers from my new pharmacy. I switched from my usual drug-store pharmacy because with mail order I’m able to save money and time by ordering a 90 day supply instead of 30 days. […]

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My new personal record

Ugh, it’s been a busy week, but somehow it seems to be taking an eternity to pass! I wanted to update you guys on my recent runs, including the one last Wednesday where I made my own personal record! I jogged 2.01 miles in 32.38 minutes, which is way faster than anything I’ve done before!

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Why I Love Running at Night

Night time can take on many different identities for me, depending on the day of the week. Usually, it takes on a sort of frantic quality as I desperately try to: 1) Relax and recharge from another crazy day at work 2) Prepare myself for the next day – make breakfast and lunch, lay out […]

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PhD Interviews (aka my short break from running)

Well, the day finally arrived. Friday was my interview for a PhD program that would allow me to become a fully licensed psychologist. Needless to say, last week was both stressful and exciting. With my nerves at an all time high and the temperature dropping lower and lower, I didn’t get much running in. Instead, […]

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I could probably run faster. But I won’t. Here’s why.

Unlike most people, I’ve been offered a “shortcut” to making exercise easier. I have the option to go from being out of breath 80% of the time to being more like other people my age (you know, the 24 year olds who aren’t winded by a single flight of stairs). And it would happen almost […]

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Red faced, fast pace

Woohoo! Today the average pace of my whole session was about a minute less than normal! I went 2.84 miles in 47:40 minutes, for an average pace of 16’45”. 

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