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Fitting in Fitness; H1N1; Atlanta Races this Weekend, Etc.

October 2, 2009

Okay, so, I’ve got a lot to say today. I’ll try to make it short and sweet.

1. First check out Active.com’s new article, “How to Succeed at the Balancing Act.”  This is a must-read for any woman who tries to fit in running or other exercise into, let’s say – work, family, friends, civic duties, sports leagues, book clubs, or what have you – in a typical week. I found the “multitasking” tip particularly helpful. It’s actually easier than you might think to fit fitness into your daily routine. A few months ago I ran to the pharmancy to pick up a prescription and back – 5 highly-utilitarian miles (and I helped the environment a little along the way). And there’s nothing better than scheduling your weekly girls night at the park for a nice run followed by a rewarding dinner. The tip I found not so wonderful – “Be an early bird.” I say, to each their own.

2. All the pregnant ladies – put your hands up! (you know who you are!). No doubt you’re dealing with H1N1 information overload. This won’t take long – get your H1N! vaccination! The CDC  has expressed particular worry about pregnant women – as of late August, 100 pregnant women have been hospitalized and 28 have died since the outbreak in August. The vaccination is coming to Georgia next week – so call your doctor or pharmacist to find out when and where you can get your shot.

3. The inaugural 13.1 half-marathon arrives in Atlanta this Sunday! Girls on the Run of Atlanta has a few GOTR SoleMates running, so good luck to them! for those of you who live in or around the Perimeter area, be prepared for some delays on the road on Sunday morning.

If you’re feeling like a race but aren’t up for a half-marathon, check out Ted Montana Grill’s Bison Stampede 5K this Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Atlanta.

Nadine is a current GOTR Atlanta board member and former coach and program director of GOTR Atlanta.

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  1. October 27, 2009 6:04 pm

    Hey – if you want info about H1N1, 11Alive is doing a special newscast Thursday at 11pm. We’re going to cover all of the latest info in one place and time, making it really easy to get all of your information. Tune in Thursday at 11! Details here: http://bit.ly/1RWpdU

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