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Chasing Happiness

What makes you happy? Are you constantly looking for something to make you happy, or do you find happiness in being? My new year started last July 4 when my husband was admitted to the hospital and needed surgery. We waited until the end of August because my youngest daughter …

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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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The Power of Rest

I just took a week off from running and almost 2 weeks off from lifting and I did not wake up this morning weak and fat. I took my first real vacation in years-7 days of fun and rest, food and drink, no hotel workouts, and only 1 very easy …

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Attitude is Everything

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. -Marilyn vos Savant as quoted in The innovator’s Mindset (C0uros, 2015.) Last week I had a moment when I thought I needed someone to tell me what to do to train for the Mt Washington Auto Road race …

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Training Thoughts

What are you training for? After several years of working with personal trainers who worked with me and taught me how to specifically train for goals, I now find myself with options-many options. I am in that uncomfortable pace where I get to decide if I want to work out …

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Confidence and Self Esteem

This month is all about getting back to business, but it is also all about building confidence, and right now, I am struggling to find just one thing to give me my confidence back. Going back to the gym means essentially starting over, lifting lighter weights, and making sure not …

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The New Normal

It has been awhile since I have written a post, and honestly, I don’t have much to say-which is a good thing. I am gradually getting back to a new normal. Instead of forcing my body and mind into a structure which was making me feel stressed and tired, I …

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No More Rabbit Holes

I drive myself crazy sometimes, and others, too, because of my need to make sense of things and control my life. I have been accused time and time again of over thinking, over analyzing, and researching until I am going in circles in my attempt to control my universe. I …

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From September to September

It was a crazy summer, filled with heat, humidity, a wedding and a surgery-in other words, stress, stress, stress. And before summer there was training and recovery of an ankle injury. But before the ankle injury there was growth and change and a whole lot of learning and success. If …

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In Search Of

Somebody I follow on Twitter posted earlier this summer, Sometimes I forget I am not in my 20’s anymore.” Me too. And I’m not in my 30’s or even my 40’s. I forget that sometimes as I look around for role models and mentors at the track and in the …

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