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3/21/20 8:20 P

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Enjoying my first cup of coffee in the morning in my jammies, reading a book.
If it’s warm, on the deck is my favorite spot listening to the birds sing while I enjoy my coffee and book.



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3/21/20 8:04 A

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Taking time to do activities that matter to me whether that is reading my latest book; wandering around for some creative inspiration; listening to fabulous music. Right now it has also meant dialing way back on my news consumption

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3/21/20 7:42 A

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NIRERIN and Coach Merle, thanks for the suggestions. Part of the issue with virtual runs is they cost money and the cancelled races aren't refunding. I am just hoping this garbage passes quickly.

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3/21/20 7:27 A

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@mlan613 Do you already do MapMyRun's You vs The Year challenges? I have been doing them for a few years and like to try to keep to a certain percentile. They also have Go the Distance and just added a Healthy at Home one. There is also a Zooma Challenge on Active that I just joined since my training group has been indefinitely postponed. Not sure how that will go, but I had been meaning to try out one of the Zoomas.



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3/20/20 3:38 P

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"What does self-care mean to you?"

NOT doing for others to the extent that there is nothing left for you.



"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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3/20/20 3:14 P

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My idea is taking care of yourself and caring about yourself. Eating well, getting enough sleep, taking my supplements and getting exercise is important. I also "do my own thing" each day whether it's reading or while I'm cleaning listening to something I love.



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3/20/20 1:43 P

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This is funny. I advocate self care, but I don’t have a cohesive definition, just examples.
Thanks for making me think, @LOCKAMENKA

Off the top of my head, I’d say self care is maintenance on you. Like caring for tools, your car, others, you need that same attention.
What works might differ, one person needs bi weekly massage, another a daily bike ride, yet another needs solitude as down time, and that include a book and coffee.
I need to dance, preferably to live music but I’ve been boogieing to my friends’ live streams the last few nights.
I’m back on tour! This aging DeadHead is happy of that. Sure, it’s in my room....

Wake up every day knowing you make the decision to begin your journey anew.

This choice in this moment defines now.
What is your now?



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3/20/20 1:27 P

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Hi Meghan,

It is a bummer about races being canceled/postponed, although necessary. Do virtual races motivate you? I have been seeing an increase in virtual races being organized.

Keep up your exercise even if you may need to make some adjustments! emoticon

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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3/20/20 6:47 A

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Self care is eating right and exercise, especially participating in road races. A lot of my races are being postponed so times are not very good for me. I have very little to look forward to.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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3/20/20 5:54 A

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Self-care may mean differently for everyone.

For me, self-care is that “little vacation” that I take myself to during the day: drinking my favorite coffee or reading a book.

What does self-care mean to you?



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