Faith and Fitness with Marsha Apsley

Faith Based Fitness Inspiration and Motivation

Where Running and Life Intersect

I’ve been a runner for over over 25 years.  It’s a huge part of my life. So when I started having knee pain a couple summers ago to the point that I couldn’t run, it was devastating.  At first I thought I had torn something and when I realized I had not, I was thrilled.

running and life

But then I got what was likely worse news and that was when the doctor looked at me and simply said “You have bad knees”. He went on to say that I was too young (early 40s) for my knees to look the way that they did but it was my reality.  Arthritis. Minimal cartilage. He then told me I would have to learn to “manage” them.

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Pros and Cons of Summer

Let’s face it, there are pros and cons of summer season.  Sure, a lot of that depends on the type of person you are…cold nature versus warm nature maybe?  Perhaps your job allows you for some time off in the summer or maybe you have a job that ramps up mid-year.

pros and cons of summer

No matter your view of summer, it can be a great time to step up our health and fitness game. Some things come more easily in the summer, but there are also cons to the summer months as well. Let’s see how we can capitalize on the pros and how we can fix the cons.

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A Glimpse into my Planner – What Happened in May

I got a new planner this year and so I started a series that I’m titling “A Glimpse Into My Planner”.
Each month* I’m giving you a glimpse of what’s been happening, because I now keep EVERYTHING in this planner since there is a space for EVERYTHING.

May recap

Just to recap:
Each day not only has lines for my to do list, it also has 3 sections that I love:  
  • The Big 3 – This helps me prioritize.  What 3 things MUST I get done today?
  • Wellness – Daily workouts.
  • Gratitude – 3 things for which I’m grateful on that given day.
I also make note of things the Lord shows me during my daily quiet time.  
This new planner has reduced my desk by 3 books, and I have it all in one place and I love it.  I also love going back through my month to see what worked, what didn’t, what I got done, what I still need to do and so on.

Let’s take a look back at May…

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