Tag Archives: stress

It's a bad time to be a nail-biter, but welcome to the club

I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve been biting my nails since I was a little kid. Even as an adult my fingernails are sometimes a ragged mess if I collapse into the nervous habit of chewing on them. … Continue reading

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The irony of a stress test

Perhaps you’ve had a stress test done to check the condition and performance of your heart. I’m having one this morning. Precautionary, mind you. Given a family history of heart issues, it is important to keep track of how everything … Continue reading

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The important difference between “get through it” and “let’s do it”

So do yourself a favor. Before your workout do a review of your daily status in terms of relationships, work obligations and creative endeavors. If you feel conflicted or over-obligated in any of these categories, you’re likely going to feel pulled apart and wind up just “getting through” your workout rather than being fully engaged. Continue reading

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Exercising our ability to deal with stress

By Christopher Cudworth There are two kinds of stress in this world. The first is stress from the unknown. We grow anxious and worry when fear of the unknown presses in on us. The second type is stress from the … Continue reading

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Running and riding into lack of sleep

By Christopher Cudworth My training companion and I determined a few years back, when we were dumb enough to think such things, that the only thing standing in the way of increased training and better performance was the time we … Continue reading

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How not to be sore at yourself for working out too hard

By Christopher Cudworth It happens. You overdo it. Then you’re sore for days. Soreness is the product of muscles and connective tissue that have been strained. The stretching and exhaustion that occurs in body tissue under stress can lead to … Continue reading

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Stressing the reality of the Yellow Brick Road

By Christopher Cudworth We all like to think we’re good at dealing with stress. We tune our mental and physical engines through exercise, stressing our bodies in a positive way to wick off the stresses we face every day. Yet … Continue reading

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