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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Does Age Matter?

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Yesterday I was wondering what I would write about in this week’s post and came up blank. Until a conversation in the gym this morning made me question – “does age matter?” While on the elliptical a woman I occasionally talk with struck up a conversation.  I’ll be honest, at first I thought about pretending I didn’t hear her, because quite frankly I find it hard to work out and talk at the same time.  For me, ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Hitting the Skids

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Confession time – I hit the skids on healthy eating. Not just hit, but crashed right through the barricade like a runaway train. In my defense (yes I’m going to try to rationalize), I have been in the midst of buying a home and moving, both of which happened rather fast. Normally I can adapt to changing situations quite easily, but my usual organized self became the ultimate procrastinator which meant over the last two weeks ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Perks of the Job

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
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One of the perks of my job is that I get to meet people who inspire me. It is my pleasure and honor to work with researchers who do amazing work in the field of cancer prevention and early detection; community health care professionals who provide free and/or low cost services to the underserved; volunteers who give their time unselfishly; and individuals living with cancer who don’t let it define them. Never in my wildest dreams did ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Mamma’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 19th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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A little late in this Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K challenge I know, but today I finally went and got fitted for a pair of running shoes. Why did I wait so long?  Because I’m stubborn. With at least 5 pairs of running and/or walking shoes I “self-fitted” I truly believed being fitted made absolutely no difference, even though friends who are experienced runners have tried to pound into my head that it did. What an experience! I ...