Category Archives: Exercise

Throwback Thursday Title IX Sports: Best. Thing. Ever.

In 1973 I sweated more over a broken fingernail than I ever did in gym class. I didn’t know Title IX sports from squat. So don’t ask me why I showed up at the organizational meeting for my high school’s very first girls track team. … Continue reading

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Richard Walker Pancake House, My Breakfast Dream Come True

My husband Mike travels a fair amount for business. And now that our kids are grown and can hold down the home fort and three cats (and shovel what seems like endless inches of snow) with both hands tied behind … Continue reading

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Exercise: Cleaning House versus Running

Exercise is alive and well at my house. It took me 5 hours and 15 minutes to dust, vacuum and scrub 6 rooms, 3 flights of stairs and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Do I win a medal for shiniest surfaces? Based on … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers: I’m Back!

Last week I returned to my Weight Watchers (WW) lifestyle. And I’m happy to be back on track (except for the scones … I dream of scones.). Of course, since I’m 10(!) pounds above my goal weight I have to pay a … Continue reading

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Facing a Fear: Act, Don’t Think.

Have you ever ridden a Segway? My husband Mike and I figured it would be fun  so we signed up for a 3-hour nature tour along the coast of Monterey, CA. On Segways. The weather was glorious:  sunny, pleasantly warm and … Continue reading

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Color Run 5K: I Got My Rainbow On!

My daughter Tory, her boyfriend Hector, my husband Mike and I participated in the New Jersey Color Run at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. With 9,996 other people! We newbies thought it was a well-run, easy peasy blast of pure … Continue reading

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Does Your Back or Neck Hurt? Try the Posture Trainer

I’m not a stranger to physical therapy. Both my son and daughter were injured seriously enough to require rehab under a watchful and well-trained physical therapist, named Justin Solotoff. When my back went out for a second time late last fall, I … Continue reading

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Epic Back Spasms: The Comeback Kid

On September 29th my back seized up tighter than a rusted lug nut on a ’67 Chevy. I howled at the unexpected and totally unfamiliar pain because — unlike a classic Chevy — my body isn’t made of metal and … Continue reading

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Sweating…Enough Is Enough Already

After a 40-minute run I am drenched in sweat; one look at me and you’d think that I just walked out of a swimming pool, albeit clothed in workout gear instead of a swimsuit.  Run next to me and you … Continue reading

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Pain. Enough to Make Me Shriek

On Saturday, I was running a 5K training run when a muscle in my lower left back clenched. And stayed there. Pain. It’s nasty. Sitting wasn’t nice and neither was lying down. Standing was tolerable. So I stood. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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