Is it too late to talk about New Years’ goals…or intentions? I’m one of those who doesn’t make resolutions because it sets me up for failure. What works for me is to set up a goal for each month. For instance, in January, my monthly goal is to move my body in some way for… Read More Happiness is Not a Baseline
I stand here at the base of 2016, with myriad things I want to do in the foreseeable future. These goals aren’t floating around my head because it’s a new year. They’re present year-round, popping up and receding with little prompting. I feel excited and overwhelmed by the options at hand. I’m goal-oriented, to a… Read More You can do anything, but not everything
I just completed my third 5k. Even now I’m both proud of, and pleasantly surprised at, myself. There was a time I honestly believed I would never be able to complete one race, never mind three (with the intention of completing even more races in the future). It’s amazing how we underestimate our strength and… Read More Winning!
After having my sons I started running with the sole intention of losing the baby weight. Since then I’ve had a love/hate relationship with running. I ran a few 5Ks this spring and felt pretty good about myself, but then something inside of me changed and I started to question, “If I can run 3.1 miles, could… Read More Down. Discouraged. Disappointed.
I recently ran my first 5k. This has been a goal of mine for some time now, and I have finally accomplished it. For me, running that race was SO much more than that. There were valuable life lessons that were reaffirmed for me not only that day, but also during my journey spent getting to that point. Lessons… Read More 3.1 Life Lessons
Having a daughter has raised my awareness of women in the media. Women selling things. More focus on pretty than strong. There’s nothing wrong with pretty, by the way. I’m not writing this to chastise anyone. But I often think about this question: What do I want for my daughter in terms of confidence, health,… Read More Real Women, Real Inspiration
Road races are popping up everywhere, which makes me pretty happy. The me from eight years ago would have hated that the me of now just made that statement. At the risk of sounding super corny, running has changed my life. OK, I would have hated that I made both of those statements. Now, I… Read More PRs Are Very Personal