The Daniel Plan: Friends

This past week 's chapter was entitled "Friends", but friendship was not what was first and foremost on my mind as I reflected upon the reading. That became more than apparent as I sat down to write this post. I struggled. Big time. I don't know how many times I sat down and attempted to write a…

Sharks, Dolphins, and Nachos

Probably not seeing the connection, are you? Hold on. Let's start with sharks. You're familiar with them, yes? Aggressive, blood thirsty, dangerous... You see one, you run. Or swim. Fast. In the other direction. Dolphins on the other hand? People pay big bucks to swim with dolphins. Totally different reputation: social, playful, intelligent. People get their picture taken…

What Does Healthy “Look” Like?

"You must be having a great summer! You look so healthy!" The words were innocent enough. Complimentary even. I had just gone in for a dental cleaning, and was chatting with the hygienist, who I had seen on a regular basis for many years. She is an incredibly caring person, and I know she meant well.…

The Final Countdown

Well, Sunday's the day. After 4 months of training, the much anticipated day is right around the corner. Fox Cities Marathon, here I come. Let me try that again. Fox Cities Marathon, here I come! Or how about FOX CITIES MARATHON, HERE I COME! I've spent the last week making sure I am well hydrated. And this…