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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 29

Satisfaction of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone and Succeeding: the Big Bend Ultra 50k

Team ActiveATX Big Bend Ultra Finish

Ever wonder what it is like to run a 50k? Watch as four athletes chronicle their longest race ever. This VIDEO details the experience from ground zero.

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Jan 28

Chick-fil-A: Great Option for Kids

FAST. FOOD. It’s our fallback when we’re craving those juicy trans fats and abnormal amounts of sugar. When we don’t feel like cooking. When we need a convenient meal. Honestly, when we just need to think outside the bun and have it our way. Even in Austin (with its hippie vegetarian gluten-free vibes) the citizens …

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Jan 26

The Most Unconventional Way to Train for an Ultramarathon

ActiveATX prides itself on going against conventional wisdom and proving a point. We feel that humans should have a broad general and inclusive level of fitness. We call this General Physical Preparedness or GPP. Essentially, we should be good, not great, at pretty much any feat. This held true for the Big Bend Ultra Marathon 50k run …

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Jan 25

Choosing Resilience

Choosing Resilience By Elizabeth O’Brien, M.A., LPC As a therapist, I am struck more and more intensely by the importance of personal responsibility. So many clients come in overwhelmed with despair and helplessness. They express deep feelings of having been treated unfairly by the world. One of my jobs is to help them see that …

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Jan 24

Trying New Skills

ActiveATX is all about going out there, breaking outside of your comfort zone and trying new skills, things and sports. The personal growth that you get through the process of learning a new skill and executing an impressive new feat helps open up doors physically and mentally. I have been able to simple acrobatics from a young age, but …

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