Fitness in the real world

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Running a business is challenging. It’s nice to be the boss. To be in charge, making all the decisions. The downside of it is of course, if you are the one making all the decisions you are also the one responsible for the outcome of your decisions. Your successes belong to you. But so do your failures. The buck stops here.

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Teaching an old dog new tricks

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


If you are reading this blog (is anyone reading this blog?) you are likely not looking for parenting advice. But when it comes to learning new skills, we are all a lot like kids. We often assume we know more than we do. That’s the thing about new skills – they’re new.

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Down but not out

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Some days it just seems impossible. There are simply not enough hours in the day to do what needs to be done. The job, the kids, the husband, the house, the this, the that. Sometimes it takes just one extra task to throw your carefully balanced schedule into chaos. A new project at work. A sick kid. A broken furnace.

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goals and good girlfriends

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Thursday, January 26, 2012


When I came back to work from a run today one of the Retrofit girls told me she had started a 10k training program. “When is your race?” I asked her. “I don’t know,” she answered.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Let’s be honest

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions or thinks about making New Year’s resolutions. Even if we don’t believe we will reach our goals or even begin to try to reach our goals, we resolve to do something. We come to a definite or earnest decision to do something. Or if we don’t exactly resolve, we think about resolving. We talk about resolving.

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