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How Gardening Impacted me During Quarantine [3 Tips to Make Your Gardening Endeavors Pain Free]

I have always enjoyed being outside and have often found a little yard work to be a great way to get some exercise on the weekend. My yard work, however, was always limited to just that, a quick weekend project. Now that quarantine and pandemic are part of my daily vocabulary, gardening and yard work have almost become daily for me as well. You see, I live out in the woods in Fairview. We have beautiful native plants in

Building Confidence, and Changing Perspective

“Everyone is staring at me,” I thought as I slowly pounded my way around the track. My hips and ankles hurt, and my knees felt very uncomfortable. Looking around, there were new moms with strollers, kids playing football on the turf inside the track, and a guy who ran five miles every day, lapping me multiple times and always making sure to say “Hi” and smile.  In the beginning, it seemed like everyone was more confident, thinner,

Impulsive Adventurer: Cycling Across the Country

I’ve always considered myself somewhat of an “impulsive adventurer”. For better or worse, I like to pick a general direction, start heading that way, and make my decisions as they come to me and not before. It was due to this sort of mentality that, in the summer of 2013, I decided I was going to bike across the country. Bike, as in bicycle. I had previously done a similar, yet smaller cycling trip around

Fun & fit park workout!

SPRING IS HERE!!! I want to leap up, do a little jig, jump up and down, and shout from the rooftops. I’ve been waiting for this since the day summer ended and the air got a chill. However, with this excitement and warm weather comes the inevitable spring fever — not necessarily a bad thing until it comes to getting your mind wrapped around going to get your workout in.  Who wants to spend even an extra hour

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