Saturday, August 23, 2014


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Dear Readers,
I am taking a break from posting at the Little Mouse. Maybe a few months, maybe a year or longer—I'm not sure. Fitness and writing are both still important to me, but lately I haven't been inspired to combine them.
At the end of this month I will have been lifting weights regularly for 10 years. One thing I like about this activity is that I don't have to think about it much—it's more about just picking up weights and putting them down. Weightlifting isn't mindless, of course, but it's not as thought-oriented as the work I do editing, writing, and playing music. 
So I don't want to write an essay about what I've learned in 10 years of weightlifting, or how it's changed me, or why I love it. I just want to encourage everyone to give weightlifting a real chance. Learn some basics and make a consistent effort for at least a few months. I am so glad I did, starting with the "Weight Training for Women" course at Concordia College in Moorhead, back in the fall of 2004. It's been a tough but good run since then, and I don't plan to ever quit. 
Best wishes to all,
Gwen Hoberg

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