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A change of pace

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  April 26, 2013 09:24 AM

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I feel like a dishrag that's been used over and over and wrung out so many times it is nearly threadbare.

It has been a rough few weeks here in Boston, hasn't it?

So, I'm eternally grateful life has handed me a change of pace for a few days.

Months ago, before the marathon bombings, I was accepted to a health reporting fellowship. The program will cover a wide range of topics and include lots of discussions about health journalism, writing, and more.

Basically, it will break me away from my day-to-day routine and shake things up for nine days. I'm sure I'll be exhausted from all of the learning I'm sure I'll do, but I feel like it will be a good kind of exhausted.

Plus, I've already started recruiting people to run and go to the gym with me. Yup. I'm *that* girl. Luckily, health journalists tend to be active and healthy folks, so I don't seem quite as crazy to them for making gym dates with people I have yet to meet.

I'll be toting along my training schedule for sure, and I'm bringing my planks and push-ups with me in addition to my running shoes.

So, the blog (in terms of posts from me) may be quiet for a few days. However, my girl Ryan Healy will have her usual awesome exercise advice up Wednesday.

But, I'll be back. I promise.

In life, as in training, sometimes a small change in your pace can make a world of difference.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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