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It’s amazing how 80 degrees can feel almost chilly. Honestly, I don’t know how southerners do it. We’ve finally had a bit of a break in the “heat dome.” But it’s still wicked humid. I don’t do well in heat, … Continue reading

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I did not go for a run yesterday. Instead, I decided to beat the heat by spending the hot afternoon hours at the Met Museum. Interestingly, when I looked at my little activity app on my phone, I discovered I … Continue reading

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So, Did You Win?

“Did you win?” That’s a common question runners and cyclists get from non-runners and non-cyclists when we say we have a race. Of course, the vast majority of us who are racing are not, or will never be, the winners. … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

In advance of Father’s Day here in the U.S., I’d like to share a few pictures from my recent vacation with my parents. We took two weeks, went to Madrid (where they first lived as a young newly-married couple), and … Continue reading

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Kate is hair and clothes flowing, delicate voice, searching through bags filled with tissues, snacks, books, water, pens. She is ethereal, not quite of this world. She is reading poetry, surprising me with her voice. She is in my line … Continue reading

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Enjoy….true confessions

Today’s Life-Cise Daily Tip is “Enjoy yourself!” It’s a phrase I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. And it’s an idea I’ve been experimenting with in my own workouts. You know me – I’m a pretty driven, intense exerciser most of … Continue reading

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Step By Step Into The New Year

In the closing hours of 2015, I want to share my parents with you. Many of you have met them before on these posts: I’ve written about my mom doing pushups, my dad riding and adventuring, and both of them … Continue reading

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Love overcomes evil ~ Eagles of Death Metal

In light of the events of the past couple of weeks, I’m going to step away from fitness and cancer for a moment. This blog is not a political or morality blog; it’s about fitness and cancer. But today I’ll … Continue reading

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No, It’s Not a Pink Ribbon

Julie – yup, me. For this last day of October, the last day of my own little breast cancer names project, I name me. Because I’m 14 1/2 years from diagnosis (and still counting) and still have No Evidence of … Continue reading

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Oh Grow Up! This Is Not A Joke.

Today, October 13, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. It’s one day during all the “festivities” of breast cancer awareness month which is dedicated to raising awareness of Metastatic disease, or METS. But someone had the idea to overlay another … Continue reading

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