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Change of Season Goals

Life is what happens when you are waiting for the perfect time and opportunity to make a plan and institute it. There is no perfect time; the perfect time is now. My work schedule has changed so that I currently no longer have time during the day Monday through Friday …

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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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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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I am not trying to transform myself

It has been 5 years since I started working with a personal trainer who convinced me to change the way I looked at food and then convinced me running would be good for me.Once he convinced me to run a 5k race, I was hooked. 5k became 10K and 10K …

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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 Struggle is Real

I knew the time would come-after several years of carefully, mindfully eating, drinking, and exercising- little by little old habits started to creep back into my life until a month ago my body had had enough. My carefulness gave in to the stress of being the caretaker to my husband …

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Don’t Exercise on a Monday

The Trouble With Exercise First of all, let me explain-I hate the word exercise. Early on when I first started personal training it was instilled in me that if you are not training for something you are exercising. And ever since then I have been avoiding “exercising.” To me, the …

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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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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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