We've all had "one of those days" where we want to just climb back into bed and start over. This month has had more than it needed. Previously I said I joined a Holiday Challenge to help get through the holiday season a little healthier than I started it. "How's that going for you?" I'm… Continue reading When “Best Intentions” and “Reality” meet
What’s in a Challenge, anyway?
Motivation. Heartbreak. Accountability. Discouragement. Achievement. That's what. I don't think I'm doing it quite right. I told myself I was not going to get on the scale until the end of the month. From October 31 - November 30: no weigh-ins. I didn't make it. I joined Coach Jenny Hadfield's Holiday Challenge. It cost me… Continue reading What’s in a Challenge, anyway?
The End is Near, and I AM NOT Quitting
This Sunday wraps up the 2016 season for me with a full marathon at the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. By the time October 1 comes around I am pretty much over the idea of running. I know it happens every year, and each year in the spring I feel like I can conquer the… Continue reading The End is Near, and I AM NOT Quitting
Wo-Zha-Wa Run — race report
I hadn’t planned to run the Wo-Zha-Wa Run, a small race in Wisconsin Dells, WI (Saturday, September 17, 2016). Total finishers in 2016 numbered 111 for the half marathon. There is also a 4 Mile Run; 145 finished that. It was the 5th largest field in its history. Like I said, it’s a small race.… Continue reading Wo-Zha-Wa Run — race report
The beginning, ten years later
On 24 September, 2006 I finished my first endurance event at the Walt Disney World Olympic [distance] Triathlon. I was 37. The only running I had done in the 25 years between junior high track and then was what was required in gym class, errands and chasing after my kids. I had gained weight with… Continue reading The beginning, ten years later