Archive for the ‘News & Politics’ Category

  • A dark side of health bloggers

    A dark side of health bloggers

    My bubble of “healthy-living bloggers are such a supportive and positive community” was just popped. As happens so often on the internet, I was caught in a rabbit trail that led to me to Get Off My Internets, a forum site dedicated to venting and skewering bloggers. I then spent more time than I want to [&hellip...

  • Let it be

    Let it be

    Pep talk time. I’ve said this a few times lately: I’m busy, stressed, uncertain, not sleeping well and damn I dislike cold weather. Yes, I’m a baby when it comes to cold, but at least give me sunshine and I won’t complain as much. This dreariness drags me down like none other: Another thing? My news–junkie politically–attuned [&hellip...

  • Are we afraid of gender?

    Are we afraid of gender?

    My question is: am I fine with being identified by my gender when done respectfully or would I prefer gender to stay out of it completely? Apologies up front. I’ve been mulling this over, but my thoughts are rather scattered. This is a little off–topic from my normal fitness stuff, but with distinct difference in [&hellip...

  • This week, our #RunnerFamily is standing strong

    This week, our #RunnerFamily is standing strong

    Like the rest of the running community and the country, I’m a bit shell-shocked about Monday’s events. I started this post yesterday but couldn’t finish it then. Runners are a giant, international family. I know this sounds silly to someone who may not be a runner, but it’s true. Not only are we a big [&hellip...

  • Rape: Why we shouldn’t be talking about it

    Rape: Why we shouldn’t be talking about it

    Disclaimer: this post contains political content. Opinions are my own, and I’m always willing to learn more. Monday’s workout: 40 weighted squats, 10 superman push ups, 20 chair dips. I had a surprise call from one of my good friends (who, like most of them, lives far away) so that took precedence over a workout. [&hellip...

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