"Why do you do this to yourself?" I remember my mum asking me that exact question after I finished my first half iron distance triathlon. She wasn't the first, nor will she be the last to ask me that question. Recently, someone posed the question again, and I decided to think long and hard on… Continue reading Why DO I Run?
I’m standing in my kitchen in my Oofos, in the cloud of my own stink, feeling a little like a fraud. I have blisters on my arches. New shoes + custom orthotics = no Bueno until the shoes break in a little more, and my feet toughen up too. There are two toenails that will… Continue reading Feeling like a Fraud
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
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?
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