Category Archives: fitness

I don’t know where I would be….

Last week, I was researching some info for the race and I had  the privilege to speak to a former resident of the St. Charles Home. Before I spoke to her, I was aware of the importance of the home … Continue reading

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What the St. Charles Children’s Home 5k Means to Me

I was away the summer of 1996 when the children began running at St. Charles.  Imagine my surprise when I returned to find a house full of runners–and I had NEVER run before.  My running career began in the fall … Continue reading

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Perfect Weather for the St. Charles 5k

The sisters at St. Charles pray about many things, and as Labor Day approaches each summer we ask the Lord for nice weather for the day of our big road race.  He has not disappointed us yet!  We have things … Continue reading

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A Natural Drink to Balance Electrolytes

Image borrowed from I first learned about electrolytes after a race in the late 90s.  It was a sweltering hot day–the first really hot day of that summer.  After completing the race I was talking to a reporter, who … Continue reading

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A Roman Catholic Sister on Daily Mile

  I kept hearing Dailymile come up in the running blogosphere, and so I finally joined the network.  Dailymile has some similarities to Facebook, but it is geared particularly for active people.  When I first heard about it, I figured … Continue reading

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Shin Splints for Thanksgiving? No Thanks!

I am having a little shin splint trouble at the moment, and decided to learn about it. I am taking Brad Walker, the author of the following article, up on his offer to post and share his article. Be sure … Continue reading

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