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Running, Eating, & Other Things

Bite-sized updates from Kathryn Valencia.

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Intentional Living

What's the meaning of life? ... Perhaps to live meaningfully 🙂 First Step: Awareness Second Step: Acceptance Third Step: Acknowledgement That's the Reader's Digest version ... with every experience. The practice of zoning out until a moment "worthy" of validation,...

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MINDSET

Running Changed My DNA I've actually done research on this. 20 or so years of chronicling countless data points led to one emphatic conclusion ... Running is 90% mindset. This was never more evident than my marathon training days. When I had an upcoming long run, 15+...

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“CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS”

Never underestimate the Power of Clean Although this quote is not meant to be taken literally, I do. As a frequent traveler, I have a good understanding of what it's like to go over 24 hours in the same clothes with just a splash of cold water to the face. There's no...

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THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO YUMMMMM!

Little Donkey/Cookie Fix: Homewood, AL Homewood's got it's own unique style from clothing to furnishings to specialty stores and to make sure you stay a while continuing to browse, Homewood's got the flavor covered. Whether you're looking for a hearty meal, a healthy...

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ON BEHALF OF ALL RUNNERS … THANK YOU!

Yay Fall! I made an executive decision this summer. Wanting to ensure the continuation of my commitment, I made the switch to walking in this Alabama heat and humidity. When I started running some 20 years ago, I would never miss a run-day no matter what. I had a...

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LOCAL LIFE – Madrid, Spain

PACCO GUERRERO - MADRID Calle Mayor, a street I walked multiple times years ago when we spent a month in Madrid has the sights and sounds of the grand city all along its slender frame from pastelerias to heladerias to a flurry of souvenir shops dotting the sidewalk to...

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LOCAL LIFE – Birmingham, AL

M. LAVENDER and RYAN REEVE ... IT'S A WIN/WIN M. Lavender and Ryan Reeve, both beautiful boutiques, located in Mountain Brook Village and Cahaba Heights, serve the fashion cravings of our community. Such a fun experience to browse their selections and most recently, a...

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Things That Make You Go Yummmmm!

"I can resist anything except temptation." (Oscar Wilde) Chocolate Cake So ... yeah ... I ate chocolate cake for breakfast. After a brisk walk in the crisp, cool air this option extended the joy. "Sometimes what you want is just what you need." (Soul Speak pg. 12) But...

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SNAPSHOT #9

GOOD MORNING! BONJOUR! BUENOS DIAS! The language is different but the sentiment the same. "Good" Morning ... not "Bad" Morning. It's a hopeful start to the day, many times in a singing tone. This simple greeting is a reminder that hope is "built-in", part of the core...

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Running Birmingham (like a tourist)

Village to Village to Village Crestline/English/Mountain Brook Just coming off travel, on a roll as it were of walking all day with brief sustenance stops, I decided to attempt to keep up the pace at home. I always do this and it inevitably always winds down to my...

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