I just finished my first day (just workshops this week) at a new job and I’m pretty overwhelmed with all that I need to know, to do, to plan and to teach this year. So I’m going to think about all that I tackled yesterday in order to give myself a little courage! Big Brick… Continue reading IMWI Big Brick Day
The last feet of the race stretch in front of me. From somewhere deep inside my heart I find the will to sprint across the timing mat, hit the button on my watch, catch my breath and get that dang medal (which I’ll probably just dump on the kitchen counter and forget about!). The first… Continue reading The Post-Race Photo Sucker Punch
It’s happened. Winter has arrived in Minnesota. Strangely, I start to feel like we might get away without the bitter cold blasts of January – especially when the last week of December had 24 degree temperatures and rainy days! The literal bright spot for me is the sunshine. It’s as sunny as it is cold… Continue reading Running in the Bitter Cold
On the first day of cross country practice one runner said to another, “that shirt is way too small! You look weird.” I stepped right in with, “that’s what is so great about cross country: weirdos belong!” And the ‘weird-o’ with the small shirt says, “I am SO good at being weird. This is going… Continue reading Weirdos Wanted; Coaching Cross Country
Oh, the learning process. It is certainly testing my patience. Two half-ironman distances races this summer and two miserable runs. And for a person who has seen herself as a runner since 1995 that is a little hard to take. After a less than stellar performance on the run leg at Liberty 70.3 in June,… Continue reading My Icarus Moment
It was by accident that I started this run streak. I set out to run every day of our Mexico vacation to balance the family time and to not completely lose my fitness. Then we came home, the kids went back to school and the sun was shinning the way only a February sun can… Continue reading Lessons from a Run Streak
Winter weather can breed apathy and sadness. Being outside will lift the spirit and certainly make you feel something – even if it’s just cold!