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Everyone is busy. So how do some people find the time to commit to an exercise routine while others simply can’t find a way to squeeze in 30 minutes, three times a week?
Jennifer Friedman – local gynecologist, mother of three and founding director of the Armadillo Dash Half Marathon & 5K – agreed to share her personal journey of how running helped her turn around an inactive lifestyle, where she found the motivation to keep going, and the reasons she keeps on running today.
At age 33, Friedman realized that something in her life needed to change. With three kids and a demanding profession, she knew she was not getting adequate exercise and not living a healthy lifestyle. Knowing she needed to set a healthy example for her children, she decided to start small by going out to run.
I’m a cliché, and I’m happy to admit it, especially if it helps you make exercise part of your daily routine.
I’m also a hypocrite. About five years ago, I was having lunch with a friend who had just been told by her doctor that she was pre-diabetic, had dangerously high cholesterol and needed to not just lose a few pounds but to make exercise a daily part of her life. I told her I had an elliptical machine I really liked, a few stretch bands and hand weights and that solitary exercise at home worked better for me than a gym. To her protestation that she didn’t have time to exercise, I replied, “Do you have time to be dead?”
I’m not subtle.
The Theatre Company of B/CS will present Two By Two this weekend only as it's Spring Fund Raiser show. The cast includes eight principles: J. Paul Teel (Noah), Mandy Walker (Esther, Noah's wife), Mark Taylor (Shem), Wendy Lee (Leah, Shem's wife), Dan McAdams (Ham), Hannah Lee (Rachel, Ham's wife), Zach Reeves (Japheth), and Amy Henss (Goldie).
The cast also includes over 40 kids as the animals, including Caleb Kocmoud, who plays a mythical mouse-like character called a gitka, who sings in the presence of God, and authenticates God's message to Noah and his family. Sadly, the gitka has no mate and cannot come on the ark. Kocmoud also portrays the dove in Act 2.
As far as black-tie events go, this is one that will be remembered for years to come. And the party ingredients are pretty enticing: French cuisine (sometimes hard to come by in B/CS) from Christopher’s World Grille, live music from Emerald City (a great dance band out of Dallas), live auction packages to drool over (like once-in-a-lifetime trips), opportunities to win gold and diamond jewelry, and a couple of surprises that you’ll just have to attend to see (and believe).
This year’s OPAS Gala on Saturday, January 28, features a theme taken from the ubiquitous Cirque du Soleil shows that are delighting audiences from New York and Las Vegas to Beijing and Paris. Gala organizers are hoping to similarly delight local patrons of the arts, who come out each year to support the programs of Texas A&M’s MSC OPAS.
The Brazos County Expo Center will be bustling with people from around Texas the weekend of February 10-11, with approximately 1,000 Episcopal clergy, delegates, registrants, youth and volunteers gathering for the 163rd Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. The Diocese of Texas is one of 110 domestic dioceses in the Episcopal Church and operates independently within the canons of the Church.
The three Episcopal churches in the community – St. Andrew’s, Bryan; St. Thomas and St. Francis, College Station –will serve as the host churches and will provide the volunteer base for the Council. Students and faculty from Saint Michael’s Episcopal School will also serve as volunteers.
Zaden Fisher is a 4-year-old Brazos County cowboy who wears his boots to sleep, loves Shetland ponies, and has a smile melts every heart. He is also a child living with cancer. Diagnosed when he was just 24 months old, Fisher has been fighting Acute Leukemia more than half his young life.
Fisher’s spark remains bright despite his tough journey through cancer treatment. “His parents do a fantastic job of making sure he has a normal, happy childhood outside of being at his treatments and at the hospital,” says Shasta Horn, the 2012 chair of Cattle Baron’s Ball, the annual fundraiser hosted by the American Cancer Society.
How Tourism, Real Estate & Retail Will Shape the B/CS Economy in 2012
by Travis Lawson
Texas and Bryan/College Station have faired well during “The Great Recession” when compared to the rest of the United States, and on January 25, experts from different fields will illuminate just how brightly the Brazos Valley economy will continue to shine during 2012. The B/CS Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook Conference is expected to sell out available seating at the College Station Hilton Hotel as four important local and national issues are explored: the economic impact of Texas A&M University’s move to the Southeastern Conference; residential and commercial real estate trends; the economic impact of tourism; and success strategies for the retail sector.