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Jan’s 5K Challenge: It Took the Dog

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Executive V.P. & COO on July 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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A friend commented that my blog posts about “my challenge” for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K  seem to be focused on others – and not me – and wondered why? Speed Bump The truth? It’s been far easier to focus on those who have jumped on the challenge wagon and are doing great, then admit I’m hanging off the side bumping along.   At one point, it looked like I might soon become road kill. Actually, I’ve done really ...

Step Away 5K: Walking the Walk

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on June 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The part I have loved about the challenge this year is I’m not alone. Last year being the only one in the limelight was a bit daunting.  This year I’ve been joined by my sister Brenda and several of my Prevent Cancer Foundation co-workers, who have accepted their own challenge of making healthier diet decisions and of including exercise in their daily routine. They are walking the walk together: encouraging each other to work through challenges and celebrating ...

Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Today there was a group of us talking about my blog and the question came up: “What does healthy mean?”  A good question and it sparked a great debate. My Healthy Resources Before I go on let me state again for the record I am not a physician.  Nor do I have any medical training.   What I do have is years of paying attention to medical guidelines, the knowledge garnered from working with healthcare professionals for many ...

Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Finally got my rear in gear and headed back into the gym.  There was a lot more huffing and puffing than normal and muscles that were getting lazy registered their displeasure with soreness. Road Block Somehow I felt no shame about being lazy while pushing my sister or the fact that I accepted the challenge again.  We all must deal with something in our lives.  For me, it was quite simply that I was beginning to feel ...