Category Archive: Fitness

How to Tame the Envy Dragon: What Worked Wonders for Me

The Power of Grit vs. The Poison of Envy This is a story of how envy inspired me to get fit. Published in Better Humans. https://betterhumans.pub/how-to-tame-the-envy-dragon-what-worked-for-me-4c5d1d6d8284?sk=3c8abf785cb340d1bbffc70b1f8c3804 Published by Better Humans Explore your potential,… Continue reading

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The Underdog Races Again

My fitness journey continues. It’s been almost four years since I incorporated daily exercise, personal fitness challenges, and races into my lifestyle. This story is about my first-ever ocean swim triathlon (my second… Continue reading

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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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The Awesome Marathon Adventure

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

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My First Race on Snowshoes: The Avalanche & the Bum Slide

Published in “In Fitness and In Health” on Medium. I’ve been waiting to submit to this fitness publication for a few months, but I couldn’t figure out which story to write for them.… 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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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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Featured in Elephant Journal: “Finding Self-Empowerment Through Community & Headstand” by Mary Chang

Self-empowerment through words and headstands. The power of perseverance and encouragement.

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Contest Update: Voting for the Underdog, a “Real Ordinary Person” to be on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine in a 2020 International Competition

Voting for the Underdog: How Voting Really Works Behind the Scenes & My First Time Experience Entering an International Fitness Competition

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