Why DO I Run?

“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…

Feeling like a Fraud

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…

When “Best Intentions” and “Reality” meet

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…

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…