Category Archive: Exercise

Doing My First-Ever Triathlon at Age 51 & How it Changed My Life

Why I never stop trying and how I trained for the race in 29 days! Last month I did my first-ever triathlon! My article about my experience has been published in Better Humans.… Continue reading

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The “Click” Moment of Cold Open Water Swimming: The click is shocking — but I’m hooked. Facing my fear of drowning & how I became a superhero with goggles

This is a story that may inspire you to try wild water swimming or understand why the hell people get addicted to this crazy, bone-chilling fitness activity. It’s written by someone ordinary (me)… Continue reading

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Rockstars, Escorts & My Superpower

This was my entry for the 2021 Medium Writing Challenge for the “work category.” There were four categories for the contest (Death, Space, Re-entry & Work). Judging is still in process and Medium… Continue reading

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The Awesome Marathon Adventure

I checked off one of the things on my summer bucket list!

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She Cartwheeled Into My Life & Made Me A Superstar

Drawing inspiration from childhood memories. Here’s a goodie. Hope you enjoy. This was published in Age of Empathy on Medium. “At Age of Empathy, we are seeking high-quality creative non-fiction and personal essays.… Continue reading

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The “Click Moment” of Exercise: The Click is sudden but when you get it, it empowers you

After 3 rejections (last fall) from one of the biggest publications on Medium, “The Ascent,” they finally accepted one of my fitness articles. I wanted to give up submitting there, but I decided… Continue reading

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Facebook Friends with Fitness Benefits: Leading 21 Friends through the Pandemic. No strings attached.

Published on In Fitness and In Health on Medium. This story touches on my personal fitness journey for the past two years, from walking my first 10,000 steps to entering the 2020 Ms… Continue reading

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Reaching The Other Side: Braving cold waters, one swim at a time.

Published in “Modern Parent” on Medium. My writing journey on Medium continues. Looking back at my stories so far on the platform since November, there seems to be a theme developing with the… Continue reading

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About Me – Mary Chang Story Writer: How to Introduce Yourself on Medium

“Tell the world who you are.” – Quy Ma, Editor, “About Me Stories” Published in “About Me Stories” on Medium. Quy Ma created this fabulous, fast-growing publication called “About Me Stories” for new… Continue reading

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I’m 50—fabulous or f*cked? Giving the middle finger to middle age.

Published in “The Haven” on Medium. As part of my writing journey, I’ve been challenging myself to write in different genres on Medium, and I’ve been working on this humor piece for the… Continue reading

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