Because sometimes it’s OK to start over

I don’t think there’s any word that strikes up a more boring image in the world of physical fitness than the dreaded “treadmill.” So actually writing a blog post about running on a treadmill has to be the most yawn-inducing idea ever. But bear with me, friends, because today I’m doing just that. And who knows. Maybe this blog post is just what you needed to read today! One of the more difficult aspects of the health journey I’ve been traveling this past year is its unpredictability. For several days, sometimes even several weeks, I will feel great. I’m back to my old...
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Deep thoughts in the MRI machine

“Just breathe normal,” a man said in a calm voice. “You’re doing great.” Despite his encouragement, the instruction made me want to gasp for air. “What exactly is normal?” I asked myself. “Am I breathing normal? I don’t normally pay attention to my breathing. I’m not sure if this is normal.” The more I thought about it, the more unsteady my breathing became. I tried to forget about where I was. I tried not to open my eyes. The realization that I was lying inside a tube filled with bright yellow light made me feel like I would panic. The thought...
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