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Carolee Belkin Walker
Loving life but on a journey to get fit
Loving life but on a journey to get fit

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Infinite in faculties
Now that I've run 2 half marathons I agree with everything I've read that asserts 13.1 is the perfect distance and the half is the perfect race in terms of training.  I  can truthfully add I have no desire to run 26 miles. But ahhhh I do want to be a marath...

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My spirit go
It's not like my relationship with my car is exactly anthropomorphic, but I do have a special affection for it  Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang  style. I don't just count on it to get me places. When I approach it from the outside or even glance at it in the garage...

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Day 365: I just hit my stride now
In the world of fitness journeys, I think Day 365 is probably a mega day. It is in mine. I haven't watched the Biggest Loser  in awhile but I love that show. It highlights just how hard it is to change your lifestyle so that you can simply feel good and be ...

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If we show up, we gon’ show out
Now that I’ve been in Kingston for nearly 3 weeks, I’m settling into a fitness routine just as I’m getting ready to head back to DC for my first half marathon. My challenges: - the hotel fitness center tries hard but misses, at least for me. There are 2 fun...

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And I said smile
"Fitness is everything.” Meet Rasta Dave, my guide this morning during a 7-mile hike on Strawberry Hill in the Jamaican Blue Mountains. He’s not really my guide. The guy is legendary and practically has celebrity status pretty much any place you go in Kin...

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Boom, boom, boom
It's a bonanza morning when you wake up and nothing hurts. It's even better when you have some soreness - the good kind - because that's what you want. No pain, no stiffness, no numbness. That only lasts for a day and then you're back to figuring out what y...

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Prepared to be surprised
Whoever said the great thing about running is all you have to do is lace up your sneakers and go was not introduced to the concept of gear. Here's what I've got on me to do a run in 17-degree weather. - UnderArmour Women's UA Storm Heather T-Neck (absolute ...

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I came in like a wrecking ball
I'm not sure if Really Smart was trying to distract me as she was digging into my right glute when she started to engage me in a conversation about the different kinds of muscle fibers. "You know the difference between fast and slow twitch muscle fibers, ri...

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Potentially lovely perpetually human
So much about being disciplined has to do with momentum. It's just easier to show up and go full out when you're in your groove. When you've got the flu or it's that time of the month when you want to be in bed with a heating pad (yeah I know really - forev...

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Day 275: I won't rest until I know I'll have it all
After 9 months of disciplined focus, I am closing out 2014 and entering the New Year with some reflections. By writing this blog I am holding myself accountable and seeing results. There isn’t anything magical about what I set to accomplish 275 days ago. ...
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