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Thoughts on Running and Coaching

It is that time of year again, and a little more than a year has gone by since I have had a running specific coach. Don’t get me wrong, I have a strength and conditioning coach who understands running as movement, and a skill, who I have been working with …

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Taking Movement for Granted

Things I take for granted: summer rain, having enough food to eat, being able to get up and down off the floor from a seated position, the ability to walk. For the last 2 weeks as my husband continues with his health challenges, which now include (we believe) a gout …

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Your Body is Smarter Than You Are

ho·me·o·sta·sis ˌhōmēəˈstāsəs/ noun the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes. It’s been a challenging couple of weeks, but as usual, reflecting on lessons learned seems to help keep things in perspective while I struggle to maintain positivity. My big lesson this …

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Getting Selfish

Lately my posts have been about this training funk I seem to be in, mentally. Today I realized what might be causing it. When I first started running and then training for races I made my training runs a priority over everything else in my life. In other words, I …

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