There’s nothing like a beautiful, sunny, warm day to blow up any and all excuses for exercise! I was slowly getting back into my running routine but I really needed this beautiful weather to jumpstart my motivation. Yes, it’s been tough since my Dad passed. But it’s time to move forward; it’s time to cope with reality; it’s…..
Perspective is an amazing thing. It keeps us real. It keeps us humble. It helps us to focus on what’s important.
I think having some way to self-check your perspective on life is very important and doing it routinely is even more important. Not once a year as a resolution. I’m saying weekly at least. Think about the level of “busyness” in your life. Caring for your family and the related chores, your fitness schedule, your nutrition plan for…..
It has been two months since my Dad passed, unexpectedly. He was 73 and lived large. He never sat on the bench in the game of life; he was a hard core player of the game; and his sudden passing left us all in shock. My Mom, older than Dad by 11 years, has been quite a trooper…..
Marathon #5, Prairie Fire in Wichita, KS is in the books! And, it was definitely an adventure! I knew the weather forecasted for a warm day so I had already adjusted my pace goal accordingly, which meant no PR. Heat + humidity = slow going for me. So….I wrapped my brain around the goal of finishing and stretch goal of breaking five hours. It was 61 degrees and 86% humidity at the start, which wasn’t too bad. The course was…..
The last week before a marathon I become nervous about everything…every sniffle, people coughing around me, every ache or niggle. Last Sat I ran my last long run before the race and I was in St Louis, in unfamiliar territory. We were staying next to a mall and Hubby measured that one lap around the mall = 1.2 miles. My…..
It is easier than ever to access information now on just about any topic. So when you decide to run a half or full marathon, do your homework! Yes, it’s fine to get advice from runner blogs and FB pages but it is wise to seek information from professional sources as well. After you do a little homework and are…..
…the tough get going!! Such a common phrase, is it true? When life gets hard or the training run is kicking your butt, do you keep going or do you give in to those desires to quit? I’ve found that the key to NOT quitting when times are hard is to plan ahead.
Think about the tough obstacles that can pop up and decide that you WILL overcome them. I find this to be true in life, whether it’s…..
Six weeks until race day, until I run the Prairie Fire Marathon! At this point, the long runs are getting VERY LONG. As the saying goes, “It’s getting real!” I love this part of the training because it is both physically and mentally taxing. I love this part because the goal is in sight! I love this part because I will have to dig deep, really focus on the 360.
We live in a fast paced, immediate gratification culture. Microwavable food, drive through windows for just about everything, get rich quick plans, too many examples to cite! For the topic of Success, the list grows exponentially. The truth is that there is no easy or quick way to achieve Success.
Sure, we’ve all heard about the 21 year old who made millions designing a great app or the talented teen who made it big on American Idol. But even with…..
It’s easy to lose sight of why running is fun. Setting goals is fine but it can sometimes add pressure and soon, running becomes a stress adder instead of de-stressor. Goal setting is a basic element of my personality. I enjoy achieving goals, even falling short is okay in the quest for improvement. Last year though, I think I got a bit too caught up with my running goals and I ended up disappointed in Chicago. Even though I still…..