Trust in the process: week 1, day 6

Thursdays are cross training. I gave a lot of thought to what I wanted these days to look like, as I currently don't have a bike or gym membership or easy access to a rowing machine or something of the like. Then I remembered I accidentally bought myself trail shoes, so... ...I'm going "all-terrain" for … Continue reading Trust in the process: week 1, day 6

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Rest, stretch, n’ roll: week 1, day 2

Like any good training schedule, I have two rest days built into mine. I learned a long time ago that effective rest for an athlete involved a lot more than sitting on the couch and eating all the things while watching TV or playing video games - thought it need not exclude those things!!! I … Continue reading Rest, stretch, n’ roll: week 1, day 2

Back on my feet: week 1, day 1

I finally did it. I'll be honest; I'm been complaining a lot the past several months about my life. About my fitness level and lack of physical activity. I was getting out there, but I wasn't motivated. I was headed to a dark place that I was all too familiar with, and the only way … Continue reading Back on my feet: week 1, day 1

the trap of self-pity, the pressure of catching up, & the danger of making excuses

No time to read? Then listen! Click here to listen to the audio version of this post.  Yes, that title is a.... what is that word they use these days.... doozy? Wow, I just looked that word up in the dictionary, and I actually spelled it right! I believe this is the first time I've … Continue reading the trap of self-pity, the pressure of catching up, & the danger of making excuses

To Live Each Day Powerfully

I want to do more than I'm doing right now. I've always felt this way about life. When I was younger, I was always doing the extra stuff, joining speech contests, taking piano lessons, starting clubs, planning recitals, volunteering at church. By the time my senior year of high school hit, I had already applied … Continue reading To Live Each Day Powerfully

The Promise of Easter Sunday

With death comes the promise of new life. With sadness comes the promise of restored joy. With pain and sickness comes the promise of healing.  That is the promise of Easter morning - the promise of hope despite the present difficulties and tribulations. The apostles and the rest of Jesus' followers and friends waited; they … Continue reading The Promise of Easter Sunday

Blooms to Brews: 10 Reasons Why You Need to Sign up for This Race

If you're hailing from Washington or Oregon or need any reason to sign up for your first race, THIS IS FOR YOU. As you may already know, I am a runner. I run in the rain, the heat, the freezing cold, the hellish humidity. I run uphill, downhill; and I use Nike Plus to track it … Continue reading Blooms to Brews: 10 Reasons Why You Need to Sign up for This Race

Personal Rewards System

I have this huge jar of "Chocolates of the World." It was one of my Christmas presents. The serving size is 3 pieces, at 210 calories per serving. That's right, I count calories. These last two weeks, I was on "cleanse" diet, complete with fiber pills, probiotics, vitamins and and dietary restrictions which prevented me … Continue reading Personal Rewards System