I'm sure you've seen those cartoons where some unfortunate character runs into a pole or wall, falls back in a daze, gets up, repeats the same thing another time or two again, and then backs up for the scene to pan out to show that there are other options around the obstacle. Roadrunner and Wylie … Continue reading Stepping Back to Move Forward
Many focused sweaty faces welcomed me as I entered my gym this morning. I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised to see so many of the class of 2018 sticking around into the second month. I know it's only the dawn of February, but I'm hopeful! These brave souls are MOTIVATED!! Being confronted with the reality … Continue reading Turning MOTIVATION into HABIT
This is the time of the year when everyone is in vision boarding, New-Year-New-You heaven. It's highly inspired and inspiring. Everyone is resetting, refreshing, and renewing. So as a person who keeps this lifestyle pretty constant, I often ask myself, how can I maintain my focus. Last year, I decided to diversify my fitness experiences … Continue reading Staying fit, Staying focused
You've been doing an awesome job of staying on track with your workout plan, your classes or even crushing your Fitbit steps. Then, a snowstorm, tsunami, high dustbowl winds [or other terrible weather event] strikes and completely obliterates your efforts to be great! What do you do? I know it's tempting to curl up with … Continue reading When the weather won’t let you be great!
The first week of the second month of 2017 is finished and many of my running buddies have done at least 1 if not 2 or more races by now and are basking in the spoils of accomplishment (medals or jackets anyone?). I knocked out Miami, albeit with a heap of rain and few margaritas, … Continue reading Jelly Legs and other post-race maladies…
At some point in our glamorous (or fictionally glamorous) running journeys, we will encounter obstacles. Sometime those obstacles will inhibit our progress and other times they will simply be an unavoidable nuisance. How we choose to cope or engage with those obstacles is really important. Fortunately, if you are committed to being a runner, you're already equipped with … Continue reading A Runner’s Glory: Don’t Let a Change in Plans Derail Your Goals
Well, hello hello. Easing into the New Year, many of us over indulged and are now eager to make amends. I know, I'm there, too. Gleefully and mischievously, the sugar monster seduced me with strawberry cake, sweet potato pie, Crémè Brûlée and a myriad of holiday beverages. Although I let my discipline slide for a few … Continue reading First (Fit) Days of the New Year
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