Normally, Saturday's are my active rest day. I go to spinning class in the morning and take a walk later in the day. This week I received an invitation to join Sami Mansfield and her BUILD team for their Saturday morning class. I was more than a little anxious as I drove up to The HillKC and in retrospect I had good reason. After a warm-up on the rower (1000m plus some sprint intervals) we proceeded to go through drills that included medicine ball slams, overhead press, bench press, frog planks, sled push, farmer's walk and more. It was awesome!! Let me share a little bit about the awesome team that welcomed me into the fold today. BUILD is a functional fitness program for cancer survi
I remember a time when I used to think that anyone over fifty was "O-L-D". It's amazing how your perspective changes over time :-) I think that I feel stronger mentally and physically than I did when I was thirty. It is my hope to continue to feel this way as I move further into my fifth decade. I don't remember when I read Dara Torres' book "Age is Just a Number" but i can attest to the fact that this is true. I only hope that I can age as gracefully as Ernestine Shepherd. I only have one word for her .... amazing. I don't know if I will be stepping on the stage when I am in my 70s but you never know..... I want to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts and the kind words I received
Spread the word! Truman Medical Center’s Social Work Services is excited to collaborate with WIC and Harvesters to bring to our community Friday Food Connections. Starting on Friday August 4, on the 1st Friday of each month from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. the Truman team will be in the Ground Floor Conference Room #4 at TMC-Hospital Hill to help those who qualify apply for Food Stamps, WIC vouchers, and Meals-on-Wheels. The flyer below provides more details that you can share with family and friends. Please review carefully as the flyer provides the documentation needed for the respective program applications. Please note that the location will vary on some dates.
I need to extend a hearty THANK YOU to Gina Kaufmann and Matthew Long-Middleton for providing me with an opportunity to be their guest this morning on KCURs Central Standard. I was quite nervous, never having participated in a live radio show. I think I was most nervous about possibly having to discuss the current Health Care Reform challenges! Fortunately, this question did not arise :-) I was excited to be on the air the day after Misty Copeland. If you were not able to listen to the interview with Misty Copeland live you can listen to the recording here. I did want to highlight a few points that we discussed on the air today. The Y of Greater Kansas City is at the forefront of a nati