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A Presence of Mind

A Presence of Mind

by September Summers - May 19, 2015

Some days I feel so overwhelmed I think my brain might catch on fire. I know you have felt the same way. It happens on those days when you have way too much going on and you find yourself mentally juggling all the things you must do, should do, and want to do.

Local Events

Local Events

by September Summers - March 20, 2015

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.”

Work Your Core

Work Your Core

by September Summers - March 17, 2015

The plank, as described by American College of Sports Medicine, is an isometric core strength exercise, also, known as a front hold, hover or abdominal bridge. The most common is the front plank, held in the push-up position with the body’s weight on forearms, elbows and toes.

It's Fresh. It's Here.

It's Fresh. It's Here.

by September Summers - November 20, 2014

My favorite thing to do when I travel is check out the local markets. I believe this is a great way to experience and truly get a taste of the culture and environment of the area I am visiting.

Running: Not a Guaranteed Benefit

Running: Not a Guaranteed Benefit

by September Summers - May 28, 2014

Just because you run, or consider yourself a runner, doesn’t guarantee you will always be at your ideal weight or even in top fitness shape. In fact, I know lots of “a little on the heavy side” runners who are barely in what would qualify as peak shape. I have to admit, I have been that person off and on during my years of running, racing and just plain exercising regularly.

My Friend and Inspiration: Shirl Koenig

My Friend and Inspiration: Shirl Koenig

by September Summers - April 15, 2014

My group of friends these days mostly consists of those I have either trained with or raced against; and Shirl Koenig is my most trusted source of inspiration among those peers. Even though he is hardly in my “age group” he is always the one to watch out for.

Pesto Goat Cheese Crostini

Pesto Goat Cheese Crostini

by September Summers - February 27, 2014

With heart health on our minds, let’s have a glass of red wine and try a new snack. Make this fresh, healthy snack to enjoy along with your heart healthy glass of wine because red wine has its benefits in moderation.

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

by September Summers - October 08, 2013

Hello, my name is September and I am a self tracker!

Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Therefore, I wear a Jawbone Up Band to track and examine all my daily health habits. I mean really, do I need all this information?