running and walking

Problems with Stick-With-It-Ness? What if You Redefined Exercise?

Exercise and Diet. We link them together like Death and Taxes. And, like it or not, the subliminal message we send to ourselves when we hear those two words is one of negativity. I call it the DEF principle. Diet+Exercise=Failure. So what if we redefined exercise (or diet, for that matter) in our minds? The &hellip Continue reading »

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What if You Hit a RoadBlock?

“I’ve pulled a ligament in my knee,” my friend wailed. “Just when I was starting to get somewhere in my running program! I’m so discouraged!” A first time runner, my friend had been doing a run/walk routine of one minute each for a couple of weeks and was about to progress to a two minute &hellip Continue reading »

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What if I’m a Walker, not a Runner?

We talk about running a lot, but we also recognize not everyone is a runner. Not everyone wants to be. And, it’s a good idea to build a good base of walking before even attempting to start a running program. As Leo has pointed out, patience, perseverance and progression are key elements to any program &hellip Continue reading »

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On your way to the Footloose Group Session in Alma on August 15th 7:00 p.m. What if you stopped here?

WHAT: A Ten Thousand Villages Craft FestivalWHERE: Riverside-Albert Recreational Centre 9 Bicentennial Rd.Riverside, New BrunswickCONTACT: Fundy Youth Project, Phone: 506-882-2568WHEN: Wednesday August 15, 10am-8pm andThursday August 16, 9am-2pm.Support your community as well as your global neighbour by becoming a conscious consumer this holiday season About Us – A History of Helping ArtisansTen Thousand Villages began &hellip Continue reading »

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See The "P"s – Pals

After a great long weekend I am ready to conclude my ramblings on the letter “P”. The fourth “P” – Pals – Read Rhonda’s “Let’s all meet at the barn” posting. Whether you are getting out to walk with a friend, getting together with a group of runners or meeting once a week to do &hellip Continue reading »

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See the "P"s – Perseverance

P#3: Perseverance – This is the old “stick to it” advice you’ve heard with every exercise program you’ve ever started, read about or seen on TV. The reason you see it so much is that it really is the heart of everything. Regardless of progression or how much faith you have in your effort, no &hellip Continue reading »

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What if We Were Creative Loggers?

Footloose! in Albert County has become the coolest thing to happen in the county since Abraham Gesner discovered Albertite…but the creativity it has sparked is another story altogether. How about Bob Wells, who has logged over 100 miles in the first two weeks of the challenge by combining an activity he loves (geo-caching) with walking? &hellip Continue reading »

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See the "P"s – Progression

The next “P”: Progression – This is the tough one – especially in the “gung ho” stage. Start sensibly – doing too much too soon will only make the body rebel and you just don’t want that. Worse than this, overdoing it takes the fun out of your exercise and, if it’s not fun, few &hellip Continue reading »

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