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Make the hard but healthy choice

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I'm supposed to be running a 10k right now.  I should be out on Roosevelt Island with Alec and Jen, running 6.2 miles for theNew York City 10k.  I should be feeling simultaneously fatigued and energized, on the brink of glory, as I was one month ago at my first 10k.

Instead, I'm lying in bed, drinking tea, considering what type of soup I want, and coughing up a storm.


I've been sick since precisely September 24, when I first felt the itch in my throat.  Over the following weeks, my upper respiratory infection got worse, and then better, and worse again.  Even after I felt well again, my cough persisted, and I was continuously short of breath.  As a result, I did not continue training for my next 10k, and I didn't hit the gym at all.Walking wore me out, and talking exhausted me.After too long, I finally admitted that this was more than a cold and went to the doctor.  He first tried to knock it out of me with some strong meds (which worked for only the one day after tak…

Stay Healthy

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It's Freeky Friday! My friend Amanda helps host this weekly summer blog series, with different prompts for us all to ponder and share about!  She explains the background here, and you can see some of the past prompts and her posts here


This week's prompt:
How do you stay healthy?
Excellent question!  I'm so glad you asked.


Really, the way I stay healthy happens to be through the four tenets of FitFluential, the main areas underlying everything we do: EAT, SLEEP, MOVE, ENJOY

EAT: I nourish my body by eating plenty of vegetables, fruit, fish, and real foods.  I (mostly) avoid eating foods that I know are harmful or that make me feel lousy.  I try to stay cognizant of the connections between my foods and my physical health, so I can eat to promote my own health and longevity.


... and might I add, DRINK.  Water, that is.  Anyone who knows me know I drink water like I breathe oxygen.  With meals, on the go, and while working.   Always have a glass or bottle by my side.  Without…

Organize your Refrigerator

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Continuing my dare to do somespring cleaning (yes, long aftersummer began), I'm offering a belated response to a reader question:

"organizing a fridge! i still am not sure i understand the usage for those drawers and where to put things"

Anyone who has had the unfortunate circumstance in which they had to remove all the foods from their refrigerator (say, due to long-term power outages) can attest to the refreshing feeling that comes with having a clean, freshly stocked fridge, in which every item is visible and organized in its place.  But where should everything go when you put it back in?  Does it matter onto which shelf or into which drawer the vegetables, fruits, or yogurts go?  Read more to find out.