Good friends say things you really need to hear but don’t necessarily want to. And time to reflect almost always results in making some decisions. The other week, my good friend Dr. Stephanie listened as I talked about writing before saying thoughtfully, “You are the best cheerleader I know. Why don’t you turn some of that on… Continue reading Working Out My Worth
I’ll never forget a phone conversation I had with my husband James, back in the days when he was traveling a lot for work. He’d gone to Brazil on business, keenly looking forward to seeing the sights while there. But he’d called, despondent; his problematic knee hurt so badly, causing him to limp, that people… Continue reading Finding Workout Motivation at Home
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
Here we are, nearing the end of January and the waning of many a New Year’s resolution. According to statistics from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64 percent of those who made a 2014 New Year’s resolution were still going strong one month later. Six months on down the road, that number dropped… Continue reading How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?
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
How do you know when you’ve set the right goal for a race? I think it has a lot to do with how you feel in the week before the race. If you’ve set too easy of a goal (or your goal is simply to have fun and finish), then there’s not a lot of… Continue reading Pre-Race Jitters Before Palo Duro Canyon 50K
I’ve not been good about writing but that’s okay, because these weeks are acting as a transition time for me. I’ve had some stuff to take care of and I sorted through my thoughts and came to some goals. And I’m VERY excited to get back to it! Setting New Goals My primary goal is… Continue reading Things Just Keep Looking Up
It’s been awhile since I wrote, and that’s a good thing. I’ve been having fun, taking care of myself, and generally being in a good and happy place. I ran the Zooma Half Marathon with my friend Stephanie–it was her third half marathon this year (actually, her third in four months)…she just ran her first… Continue reading Life is GOOD!
This is going to be a quick catch-up post, because it’s been soooooo long since I blogged. I have several things I want to write about (thoughts on Ironman Arizona, training, goals), so I’m knocking this out. That Weird Case of Fatigue Turns out my extreme tiredness was a case of mono. Never had it before… Continue reading It’s Been Awhile Catch-Up Post
That Cardio Agility class managed to find several muscles in my body and completely trash them. OMG, it was like after a hard marathon–I was in more pain than I was after Ironman!! Clearly, I have some weak areas. So I headed off today to a new running group at a bit less than peak… Continue reading Ouch, or That Class Kicked My Butt