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8 02, 2016

A Runner’s Smoothie

By | February 8th, 2016|Fun|0 Comments

First, let me acknowledge that I am a runner-want-a-be.  I am your typical “weekend warrior” runner, someone who tries to fit running into a busy schedule. This means I struggle to run 20 miles per week. With my time limitations, I have managed to complete training and run in four marathons: St. George twice, Ogden, [...]

24 08, 2015

How One Dentist Successfully Lost Weight

By | August 24th, 2015|Fun|0 Comments

As I have mentioned before, I am trying to be a marathon runner.  My best time, so far (called a PR, or Personal Record) is 3:48:08.  Respectable, but not a BQ (Boston Qualifier).  I had read or heard somewhere that, on average, for every pound of weight I lost, I could expect a minute faster [...]

17 08, 2015

My First Marathon…and More

By | August 17th, 2015|Fun|0 Comments

In 2011 I found myself on a bus sitting next to a woman from New York.  It was 4:30 a.m. and we were going to be dropped off 26.2 miles away from downtown St. George, Utah. I grew up in Utah.  I asked the woman sitting next to me if she had ever been here [...]

10 08, 2015

Dentist Weekend Warrior to Marathon — Runners Beware!

By | August 10th, 2015|Fun|0 Comments

I was returning from Phoenix, Arizona, where I had attended a course offered by Dr. Michael Schuster on practice management. Mike likes to recommend books, lots of books, to his students to read. So I was on a plane reading a book on goal setting. In the book was a worksheet that the reader was [...]

27 07, 2015

Gratitude from a Dentist: Bite Down and Wiggle and a Bowl of Soup

By | July 27th, 2015|Fun|0 Comments

While reading up on managing stress, I came across a quote by Martin Seligman, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist, who suggested, in his book, Authentic Happiness, that readers complete a daily "gratitude exercise " which involves listing  things that make them grateful. This shifts people away from bitterness and despair, he says, and promotes happiness. Reading this [...]

10 10, 2014

Tooth Fairy Survey

By | October 10th, 2014|Fun|0 Comments

Visa's annual Tooth Fairy survey shows that American children are receiving an average of $3.40 per lost tooth this year, which is down 8% from last year. The Tooth Fairy spoiled kids in the West the most, leaving an average of $3.60 per tooth. Kids in the South and Northeast will each receive an average [...]

16 05, 2012

Check out this great summer recipe!

By | May 16th, 2012|Fun|0 Comments

A fun summer treat without the fuss   I don't know about any of you, but there are many "seasonal" treats that I seem to find myself craving all year long. The biggest being the classic summer smore. So gooey and delicious I can never seem to get enough of them. However; to my dismay smores are usually only consumed during the summer months for camping trips or [...]