Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Its crunch time here at Phyllis4fitness.  Its one week to Fitbloggin 2013  and I have to get set to travel cross country and present at a panel in front of an audience of people that I have learned so much from!   I am confident that it will be a wonderful experience but I am having to came that little devil on my shoulder that keeps shouting WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING? The best way to manage that is to exercise and have a great time doing it!  Today was boot camp at my office and we got CRAZY competitive in there.  It was a blast.  I knew that I needed a mental advantage today because I am stressing so I broke out my [&hellip

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This week was the 37th annual JP Morgan Chase corporate challenge.  It was my second year running it .  Our agency does amazing pro-bono work for a children’s cancer charity, Hole in the Wall and so we made the event a fundraiser .  The group raised enough to send one child to camp for a week. Leading up to the corporate challenge, we had a walking group that met twice a week to encourage people to increase their distance leading up to the race, so that they would be comfortable with the 3.1.  It worked because we had great participation. Here is a picture of a small group of us getting ready to go in the orange corral.  There were over 15, 000 runners over all. [&hellip

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This Spring I have been checking off all of the health maintenance visits that I have put off for a while.  This week I made it to the dermatologist for a skin check up. At our health fair this year, I met the ladies from Dr. Vine’s http://www.12streetdermatology.com/ and they were so nice and close to the office so I made an appointment.  It seems like lately several people I know have been affected by skin cancer.  Everyone thankfully is fine, but the it definitely was a motivated to make an appointment. Plus, since I started running two years ago ( yes two years now) I had this one spot that has gotten a little bigger on my shin and a little shinier so maybe its [&hellip

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When I was 13, I was in the eigth grade and that winter, i had a sledding accident that resulted in a broken right ankle.  I had dreamed of making the cheerleading squad for two years at our new high school and had been the caption of the pep squad thru junior high, I was a shoe in.  I had an amazing v sit jump and lots of team spirit.  My cast came off in April and tryouts were in May. This was 1979 and physical therapy didnt happen for me so despite my peppy spirit and the fact that I choreographed the dance routine, I did not make the freshman squad.  My jumps were not up to it.  When I got home, My mother [&hellip

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Yesterday began the new training plan for the Fall marathon.  Its hard to believe that you have to start training for Fall when its June! This time I want to go back to basics and train slow and steady with lots of cross training as to not shock my knee and IT band into a tizzy. ( tizzy is a word right?) We have a gym at our new place and its definitely an upgrade.  The treadmill was a dream, I would have run outside yesterday,but the skies were definitely threatening around here. I did 3 easy miles on the treadmill at a 12 minute pace with a nice cool down.  Nothing too crazy.  I am a little sore from Boot Camp on Wednesday and [&hellip

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I think I may have said this before but I have a really cool job and I have been very blessed to be able to blend my enthusiasm for healthy living and an active lifestyle into our office culture. Our gym partner, Equinox has offered free bootcamp classes for the month of June and it was awesome. Six weeks ago we launched a walking club that meets twice a week to walk at the lunch hour .  The group has dwindled since it started but I am pretty pretty impressed that the men in our group have been our most loyal attendees! We also had yoga on site for three sessions and it was amazing.  We are working to make that a regular experience.  We [&hellip

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