The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

Corinthian columns standing tall on a sunny day.

Contrary to popular belief, memory loss is neither a normal nor natural process of aging. But, if you want to maintain the strength and vitality of your brain as you age, you must take a proactive role. Just as your body needs strength-building exercise to keep your muscles fit, so does your brain. There is […]

Running from my past to my future: My First 5K!

Jake and I standing under the 5K Start sign

Three months ago I couldn’t run a mile, and I recently ran my first 5K! I ran it on the perfect day and in the perfect place: August 6th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Why perfect? Because I haven’t lived in Minneapolis for about 25 years, but it’s where my heart calls home. And, August 6th is […]

5K (Half Ass) Training cont’d

exhausted male runner with his head in a large bucket of water

You would think going from 2 miles to 3 miles would be easy enough. It’s not. It’s almost like starting over. It’s how I felt going from 0 to 1 mile. The wall is hit, my body is done. Even as I write this, I’m feeling a little embarrassed because I’m still talking about RUNNING […]

Bucket List

What would you do if you knew you had twenty years to live? How would you live the rest of your life? I recently realized twenty years could be all the time I have left to live with a sound mind. Both my mother and grandmother were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when they were about 70. […]

5K (Half Ass) Training

Handshake

I agreed, on a handshake, to run a 5K; and I have less than 3 months to do it. I know.  Three months is a long time to train to run 3.1 miles.  I get it.  But I am new to this running thing, and for someone who can barely run 1 mile, 3 miles […]

Blog Launch: I Am Not A Runner

Boston Marathon 2011

My son loves to run. Jake fell in love with running a few years ago, and hasn’t stopped since. He can run 40 or 50 miles a week with his eyes closed.  Well, not really.  But HE CAN RUN.  Me on the other hand, I enjoy WATCHING him run.  And feeding him when he’s done. […]