How Many Do You Really Need?

Fruits and vegetables contain vital nutrients and fiber for protection against many illnesses and disease. Eating the daily recommended amounts helps to ensure optimal health. But, it can be confusing, right? Nine servings! 12 servings! ONE MILLION SERVINGS! Well, maybe not one million… Even as a runner, and one who is focused on health, I […]

Be Brave For a Friend Who Suffers

Being brave for a friend who suffers the loss of a child, either through miscarriage or a stillbirth is holy work. How, though? How can we possibly help when we shy away from talking about this stomach-churning topic? As women, we are known for our love of discussing all the things. Yet, when the words […]

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things – Or Is It?

Cancer. I profoundly hate that six letter word. It conjures fear, loss and uncertainty. There’s not one nice thing I can say about it. It devours monetary resources. It mocks future dreams and plans. It steals understanding of what the hell is happening to my body?! As of this writing, I am two-years and a […]

How To Find a Yoga Video For Back Pain

Anyone struggling with back pain? Anyone try yoga videos, only to be disappointed? ~raises hand~ MEMEMEMEMEME! My history of searching for relief: I’ve used lacrosse balls for relief (love me some lacrosse balls). I’ve used chair cushions for relief (I sit a large portion of the day). I’ve tried using a weirdo ball chair. I’ve […]

Want To Make Your Running Life Easier?

OMT! is a seasoned runner, but maybe you prefer walking or hiking. The question is this: What the heck to you do with your phone, keys, snack and cash when getting your exercise? Don’t you dare say fanny pack…don’t say it! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping […]

Are You Considering a Smart Heart Rate Watch?

Do you use a smart heart rate watch, or are you considering purchasing one? Up until now, my method of keeping track of my heart rate has been the simple and effective method of being able to talk though a workout. Or sing through one. This from one who is pretty much tone deaf. ~poor […]

What Do You Eat When You’re Trying To Survive Chemo?

It has been a little bit over two years since my breast cancer diagnosis and there are two things I think of regularly: #1: I am grateful to be alive. #2: It took a lot of effort to eat while going through chemo. This post was written in the throes of that terrible time. It […]

Have You Seen This Smart Jump Rope?

When I was a kid, I loved jumping rope, then somewhere along the line I took up running instead. Garry got a jump rope for Christmas, and since then I’ve made a pact with myself to take it up again. As one gets older, one (< that’s me!) must concentrate on good health and in […]

The Magic of Cranberry for Good Health

A few months back I wrote about a cranberry supplement I found that I started using for better bladder health. I’ve switched brands and wanted to update you in case you were still researching and thinking about adding this supplement to your daily routine. * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my […]

The Dreaded Urinary Tract Infection After Menopause: Is There A Cure?

WARNING: Real Talk Ahead A few weeks ago, at the age of 55, I experienced my very first bladder infection. Throughout the years, I have known women (and men) who suffered with UTIs and sympathized with them, but had never – untilĀ  recently – experienced the ~ugh~ myself. My first question: How the hell did […]