Category Archives: hiking

Cinnabar and Other Shades

Carrot, pumpkin, cinnabar, tomato, persimmon. For the past few weeks I’ve been reveling in shades of orange. Nearly every day, I’ve gone out into the woods to walk, to smell the slight funk of decaying leaves, to watch the animals … Continue reading

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Hello, I’ve missed you

First, I want to say thank you to the many people who reached out to me after the last Life-Cise newsletter. I stepped away from the computer (mostly) for a little while – no newsletters, no blog posts, no Daily … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro: Change of Plans

Breakfast at the lodge is filled with bravado, laughter, furtive glances and wringing hands. We were all anxious to get started up the mountain. Of course, life doesn’t always proceed as planned. We headed to the park gate to check … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Prevention – Why I Wear A Compression Sleeve

Hiking again yesterday:) I generally wear my compression sleeve when I hike, especially when it’s hot and humid. It’s just a precaution. I don’t have lymphedema, but in the past have had some episodes of swelling. After talking with my … Continue reading

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While I’m up playing the Lake George Opera Festival in Saratoga, I’ve managed to get a lot of exercise (always important for me, even when I’m away from home). In the last week, I’ve gotten in a couple of good (but … Continue reading

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Sometimes Pacing Yourself Is A Good Thing

Happy belated July 4th. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. I’m up in Saratoga, playing the Lake George Opera Festival. For my day off, I went up to Lake George for an excellent hike.  I repeated the hike I did … Continue reading

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Total Non-Sequitur Post: BEAR!

This has nothing to do with fitness, except I had just come back from a 4-mile run yesterday (in which my feet felt like they were made of lead – maybe today will be better). I was sitting outside, cooling … Continue reading

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Continuing with yesterday’s theme of enjoyment…. I know that my 2 hr. hike may reduce my risk of breast cancer recurrence. I know my 2 hr. hike reduces my risk of heart disease and diabetes. And it helps me maintain … Continue reading

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Out Of The Gym and On To The Trail

It’s just too nice a day to go to the gym! I enjoy working out at the gym, but I’d rather be outside. As a trainer, I probably shouldn’t be encouraging people not to go to the gym. But as … Continue reading

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