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…

On Your Mark, Get Set, …WAIT!

I’ve said it before: the best of intentions and reality don’t always meet.  I don’t know what made me think 2018 would be much different.  I chose focus words instead of resolutions hoping they would keep me on track for a broader area of life; found two women who were also looking for accountability partners…

What’s on my Playlist*

Headphones we all have at least a working pair, a dead pair we should throw away but haven’t because it seems such a waste and a pair of Skullcandys that could be sent back for warranty coverage but haven’t bothered to send them off. If you run, walk, workout, watch TV and movies on dvd or…

Winter Running, so Far

Remember when I said at the end of the fall running season I said I wasn’t going to quit, and keep plugging through the winter?  That only half happened.  I haven’t stopped completely, but haven’t been as consistent as I should have. Taking a semi-break has been okay though. I did get some relief by…

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…