WATERMELON CANDY

My wife hates watermelon candy.
This has concerned me for a while, because as a kid watermelon was perhaps the second most coveted flavor of candy. The first was cherry. The color of the candy indicated its priority in my childhood: the red candies were always better. Since watermelon was always red … it was better than its cousins of orange, green, purple, or blue … and God-forbid yellow.

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LESSONS FROM MY MORNING RUN

Here are some lessons I’ve learned while running:
+ Always plan your routes. This morning I made a mid-run adjustment that added 2 miles to my route. I wasn’t ready for those extra miles and that hurt towards the end.
+ Attack the hills. If you passively try to run up steep hills, they hills will win and you’ll be gassed when you finish with them.
+ Stretch before you run. It really doesn’t matter for the first little bit for me, but if I stretch I feel better later in the run.
+ Enjoy the pain. Running hurts. It’s exercise; its supposed to. I’m running out of a different necessity that those in other parts of the world, but it is a necessity.
+ The more you monitor your stride, the better you’ll run. The better you run, the quicker you’re done. When we get weak we tend to take shorter strides instead of full ones, which are much less effective as a workout and make the whole thing last even longer.

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