Category Archives: motivation

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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It Begins….

Yesterday I was supposed to go rock climbing, but it rained. I felt as logy as the weather, bummed that I wasn’t climbing. The rain was good, we need it (and a little scolding here to stupid people: when it’s … Continue reading

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Most Impressive Person of the Week

OK, so obviously, I’ve been taking a little time off from my online life. I’ve been quite sporadic about posting the Life-Cise Daily Tips over the last couple of weeks, and have hardly been on FB and Twitter. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Motivation – Get It Where You Can

Motivation – for anything – comes from all around us, sometimes from very unexpected places. Motivation can be big, important goals; it can be something silly that we’re embarrassed to admit. A couple of days ago, my motivation for my … Continue reading

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Most of us go through our lives without knowing how we affect others. Sure, we know that if we behave like a jerk we’ll hurt our friend’s feelings. If we scream at the flight attendant for pointing out that there … Continue reading

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Starting a Habit – Again

@JulieGoodale It’s cold out; I don’t want to go for a run! That’s what I tweeted about an hour ago – and I meant it. Since my last big race 2 months ago, I’ve been taking it easy. In that race, … Continue reading

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Inspiration Is Everywhere

What (or who) inspires you? I’ve been thinking about that question since I came back from my long run on Friday. I was coming out of the woods at the top of my street. My neighbor was just coming up … Continue reading

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Maybe An Apology Is Necessary (but not for everything)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the anonymous comment to my last post. Anonymous thinks I am completely insensitive to cancer patients and all they are going through by suggesting a little exercise might be good. I am troubled that … Continue reading

Posted in benefits of exercise, exercise and cancer, exercise and chemotherapy, Fitness for Survivors Workshop, Life-Cise, motivation | 7 Comments

What Are You Waiting For?

I ran into a friend the other day. We spent a few minutes on the street catching up. After talking through all of our recent doc visits (she’s also a cancer survivor), talk turned to more fun things – exercise. … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Long Run Fail

My last post was about accepting that sometimes good enough is enough. In the comments I wrote that the post was as much a reminder to myself as anyone – that’s often true. No matter what your goal – having … Continue reading

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