Last week, I attended the February Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) meeting. Bethany Andell, president of Savage Brands, spoke to the group about the importance of purpose in business. If you aren’t clear on what that purpose is, the “why” of what the business does, then how do others build trust with that brand? If… Continue reading That One Thing Needed for Success
For the last few days in Austin, it’s steadily rained. Yes, I know this is par for the course for those in the Pacific northwest (my friends in Oregon are laughing right now and calling me a wimp), but it is hard to be motivated to haul ass outside in the dark when faced with the… Continue reading Making Rainy Days a Workout Motivator
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the Baranoff Elementary School Young Authors Conference. This was my third year, and as always, it was magical. Whoever came up with the original concept is a genius. Third and fourth graders at the South Austin school spend a day attending a “conference” that features adults… Continue reading Future Authors at Austin’s Baranoff Elementary School
The other day, my husband shared a video with me. You’ve probably seen it–Kacy Catanzaro, who weights all of about 100 pounds, a gymnast, totally slays the American Ninja Warrior course in the Dallas finals. She’s the first woman to ever finish it. We were gasping and cheering as we watched. We were still talking… Continue reading I Want to Be Kacy Catanzaro
This is my training journal, so I try to keep my entries to running (or lack of running and rehab). But so much of what I do in running and training is tied in with life in general that the waters get a little murky at times and something more “life” related will make a… Continue reading Profiling Someone I Admire: Patti DeNucci
Sunday was the White Rock Marathon, and I’m so happy that I’ve had another “boring” successful event. Why was I doing White Rock? Well, I’ve always wanted to go back and wipe my horrid ’05 experience there out of my mind. It was my Personal Worst Marathon for many years (that is, until NYC in… Continue reading Run Faster–Betty White is Right Behind You!
When my mother-in-law died a few years ago, my two sister-in-laws and I spoke at her memorial service. We hadn’t talked about what we would be saying prior to the service yet it was funny in a sweet kind of way that the three of us talked about a lot of the same things. One… Continue reading Food, Life, and the Big Picture
Lots of good stuff has been going on this week. I’ve gotten lots of things done around the house, and I’ve been working steadily and successfully on my writing. Runs have been okay…I’ve been tired this week, so I’ve tried to keep my trail runs to about an hour. I ran an hour at St.… Continue reading Pretty Productive Week
Today was a long day of driving…I went back and forth from Dallas, collecting the boy child who has been at SMU for soccer camp. He had a blast. When I got back, the hubby who has been out of town was home and he had a present for me. It is amazing–he took my… Continue reading THE BEST PRESENT EVER
Holy smokes. Right now, I feel like somebody should be shaking my shoulder, saying, “Leah, Leah–wake up–you’ve been dreaming.” Did last week really happen?!? We’re back home. There’s a lot to process but rest assured you will see a QUITE lengthy race report popping up in a few days. But first, I have to get… Continue reading I AM AN IRONMAN!