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When the Bottom Falls Out

Just when you think things are taking a turn in the right direction and you can finally breathe just a little bit, the universe has a way of reminding you that you are not in charge. Having just returned from a true vacation, with relaxation, no hotel workouts,no runs, just …

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Is Certification Worth it?

I recently read a blog post over at Cressey Sports Performance written by a recent intern. What I realized was many coaches in the industry were very technically smart, but lacked the most basic people skills. Instead of addressing this issue, most accumulate more degrees and certifications, thinking a new …

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The Struggle to Be Me

I had an interesting conversation at the gym yesterday when one of my coaches wanted to know how long it had been since I had lost 25% of my body weight. It has only been about 3 and a half years, and people that haven’t known me that long have …

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Get Strong Above All Else

Ushering in a new year means it is time to look back and reflect. Reflection is the first step toward learning from past mistakes and successes. I spent a good portion of time reflecting on my training journal the other day and it is interesting to compare moments as I …

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You Don’t Belong Here

Nothing reminds me more of my teenage years than groups of grownups who claim to be a community-as long as you are just like them, and as long as you are their friend. As a former classroom teacher, your community included all the children, all the voices, no matter what …

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To Run or Not to Run

To be a runner you need to run. It has been 6 days since I have gone for a run, and week by week my mileage is waning and I am feeling less and less like a runner. Last weekend I determined I would try to run a couple miles …

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Right Now

I have been working out on my own for a total of 23 days. There are so many things I love about the convenience and easiness of not having to schedule my workout time and pack my gym clothes; I don’t have to worry about being on time, and wonder …

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Egos, Goals and Agendas

We’ve all had the experiencing of everything being good-until it’s not. Call it what you want, but typically when entering into a new role, a new job, a new relationship -the need for change and a fresh start makes everything feel wonderful and new and exciting. Even the anxiety and …

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