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My name is Amy Reinink. I'm an award-winning journalist who specializes in storytelling, with areas of focus including profiles; health and fitness; travel and the ...

  • The scare: Progress six weeks after olecranon surgery

    The scare: Progress six weeks after olecranon surgery

    amyreinink.com 19 Mar '13, 1pm

    by amyreinink | March 19, 2013 · 8:14 am ↓ Jump to Comments The scare: Progress six weeks after olecranon surgery Last Tuesday, at my most recent doctor appointment, I got cleared to ski. Naturally, I headed up to Whitetail at my first opportunity on Thursday night. The late-season sn...

  • The upside: Progress five weeks after olecranon surgery

    amyreinink.com 11 Mar '13, 7pm

    The lifeguard who offered to loan me his goggles after I angrily threw mine on the pool deck upon realizing my arm didn’t work quite yet on my first day back in the pool after elbow surgery; and the fact that this lifeguard has applauded my progress every day in the pool since then, s...

  • Motivation Monday: The self-compassion edition

    amyreinink.com 25 Feb '13, 12pm

    My first swim last week was pretty demoralizing. I discovered that I can’t manage a single pull with my injured left arm yet—not in terms of strength, not in terms of mobility, not in terms of anything. So I tossed (OK, angrily threw) my goggles onto the pool deck and spent the next h...

  • New blog post: A love letter to my hometown in NJ in the wake of #Sandy:

    Hurricane Sandy aftermath: a love letter to Monmouth County | Amy Reinink

    amyreinink.com 02 Nov '12, 2pm

    A few words about where I grew up: You can joke all you want about the Jersey Shore (Snooki and her friends are from New York, people!), but I’m convinced I spent my childhood in one of the most beautiful places on earth. My memories are of bodysurfing in a wild, gray-blue ocean in th...

  • A Whitetail New Year’s Eve

    A Whitetail New Year’s Eve |

    amyreinink.com 04 Jan '13, 6pm

    Enough fun that I am seriously sad that I’ll be missing out on even more fun up there over the next few weeks while we’re in Europe. (Though, as my mom pointed out: Not so sad that we’re not going on the trip. Let’s not get crazy here.)

  • Motivation Monday: The ‘happy heart’ edition

    Motivation Monday: The ‘happy heart’ edition | Amy

    amyreinink.com 17 Dec '12, 3pm

    I was among a couple dozen ski patrollers to show up to the first 2012 OEC class last April with the goal of becoming an instructor. I figured it would be impossible to achieve this year, given my constant back-and-forth between D.C. and Virginia Beach, and given the various family em...

  • Area woman realizes self-massage with tennis ball is the best thing ever

    amyreinink.com 14 Dec '12, 1pm

    It was the last class of the season, so the instructor worked on restorative yoga, a passive, relaxing form of the practice. We worked on joint mobility in our hips, eased tightness out of our hamstrings and self-massaged with tennis balls. I tried to keep my mind blank and my focus c...

  • Surf-n-Santa 10-Miler: How a holiday-coping worksheet from hospice guided my race plan

    amyreinink.com 07 Dec '12, 4pm

    It’s race-day eve for the Surf-n-Santa 10-Miler , and all forecasts suggest that race day will dawn warm and humid, with a chance of rain—everyone’s favorite weather for distance running in December! (Shudder). I probably won’t feel this way tomorrow if the forecast holds, but at this...

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