Category Archives: Fitness

Do the Hard Thing: A Study in Contrast

The Gritty Me: Don’t stop. The Other Me: I think I should just intersperse walking and running. The Gritty Me: You are going to intersperse walking and running- after you run for thirty minutes without stopping. The Other Me: Interspersing walking and running is very healthy. Probably better for me. The Gritty Me: This isn’t […]

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A View from the Gerbil Wheel

Comments I’ve heard about the gym: “I hate the Gym.  I just can’t stand being on a gerbil wheel…. All of those people running to nowhere. I would rather be outside on trails, feeling the wind in my face.” Or “Ugh.  All of these people staring at themselves in mirrors. Yuck.” I get it. When […]

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Time is Slippery. Watch Your Step.

Today the streets are slick and wet and the sky is one enormous grey cloud. I am sitting in my car waiting for a spot in the gym parking lot. An occasional droplet of water slides along the glass windshield.  Across the street, on a rooftop ledge, sit a row of birds- pigeons. Black and […]

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