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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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New year, new gym: just keep moving forward

I am going to keep this brief-sometimes when you feel stuck in a rut it is best to move on. I learned this lesson the hard way in 2015; this time the transition out and onward was much easier because I knew from experience it’s best to just rip off …

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My Introverted Life

Sometimes sucks. I had a moment of realization yesterday (thank goodness for yoga) when I finally figured out that I don’t need to be a “joiner.” Lately I feel as if every where I go the focus is on “community” and “belonging.” For as long as I can remember I …

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The Ebb and Flow of Training

In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.-wikipedia We like flow-that state of being when you don’t …

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Patterns of Learning

This week was rough. The taper is real. Even though I have not been running hard the last 3 weeks, I was still in taper mode this week, dialing back on the training which means I had more time to think and sometimes that is a bad thing. Little things …

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3 Things That Helped Me Get Back to Running

This was not the post I intended to write when I started writing. I wanted to write something like, “Four ways to train through injury” or “How I survived an ankle sprain to get back to running” but the story always comes back to decisions we make that affect us …

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The Gym of Life

Once again, a couple timely blog posts got me thinking. This blog post could have been entitled: A Tale of Two Gyms. If you are like me, your definition of “gym” may have changed over the years. From a class in elementary school where everybody did the same thing, got …

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Change Part 2: What has REALLY changed?

Last week I wrote about how my overall fitness attitude and outlook had changed since joining Gain, and I continue to be reminded that no matter how old you are it is never too late to learn and become a better version of yourself. Afterward I realized I have experienced …

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I Love a Good Challenge

My life has been filled with accepting challenges; I love a good challenge. Just challenge me to try to do something and I am all in-but NOT without a great deal of introspection. According to Gretchin Rubin’s four tendencies, I am mostly a Questioner, with Upholder tendencies. What does that …

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I Just Ran My Last Race

I decided I am done racing for the year. Since it is nearly December, that is not such a big deal. I just ran my 4th anniversary Turkey Trot-the anniversary of my first.race.ever. I have come a very long way in those four years, and I should be thankful and …

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