Faith and Fitness with Marsha Apsley

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A Few Things I Learned From My Mom

Mother’s Day had me thinking about the things I have learned from my mom over the years.

things I learned from my mom

To give you a brief history lesson:  My birthday is 4 days after my mom’s.  She had just turned 21 when she had me.   She and my dad had only been married about 6 months.  I was their first child.  Two years later my brother came along and that would be our family until our parents divorced about 20 years later.  

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The Road to My Final Indy Mini – A Race Recap

I toed the line for my final Indy Mini on Saturday May 6, 2017.  

my final indy mini

The journey to that final start line has been frustrating and painful.   

It all started nearly a year ago when I experienced some pain in my knee.  I had run 3 half marathons in 2 months, while not totally unusual for me, it was a lot of running, so I figured I just needed a bit of a break.  I focused more on biking over the summer.

But the knee just didn’t get better.  In fact, it seemed to get worse.

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Relax: How to Make Time for a Time Out

“What do you do to relax?”

I once asked this to a group of women and got the reply, “Relax.  What’s that?”

relax

In this “hurry up” society when everything is at our fingertips, and Starbucks will now have our coffee ready when we arrive, we don’t know how to relax.  Stress relieving activities.  What are those?  And if we knew them, why would we do them?  We don’t have time!!  

Recently I let myself get overwhelmed by all the things, and I’m assuming you have done that too.  No matter what time of year it is, there is always a break on the horizon.  Summer break.  Spring Break.  Winter break.   You may not have a beach vacation planned, but that doesn’t mean you and I can’t find time in our day to relax, decompress, or take a time out.  

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