Authenticity and accountability

It’s Monday, so training day with J. An early one this time, since his 6:15 and 7:15 appointment had to reschedule today, so I got to move into the 6:15 appointment slot; a win for both of us. I look forward to our sessions because I learn something new, correct something previously learned, or just…

Sticks and stones

We had invited several friends over for Thanksgiving, something we do every year if we plan to be home and cooking anything. This year we had 8 guests, a mixture of running friends and others from our life. Whenever we host, we try really hard to accommodate everyone's tastes and particular dietary needs. I've had…

Food coma

Another Thanksgiving is in the history books. Our meal was fairly simple: prime rib, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, and green salad. Dessert was dutch apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream or salted caramel gelato. Our guests (4 other couples) brought wine and beer (M and I don't drink and typically do not have…

Attitude of gratitude 2015

I feel especially blessed this year for a lot of reasons. My wonderful husband, the long-suffering M who puts up with my moods, my stresses, my hair-tearing agonizing about details large and small. He is my chief cheerleader, unwavering supporter, believer that I can be all I can be and more (even when I am…

Does it get easier?

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Way back when I was a new parent, I had plenty of times when I clung - CLUNG! - to the comments from other parents that life got easier as the baby got older and settled into…

Life coaching

One of the side benefits of working out in the morning is writing blog posts in my head. While the soundtrack in my brain is playing “shoulders back, chest up, abs/glutes/upper body tight, don't shrug, don't shrug, don't shrug” as well as counting reps, some other section is mulling over various other things in my…

Advisor, mentor, teacher, trainer, coach

“Hope is a funny thing when you think about it. It’s something you always have. You just have to believe you do.” ― Laura Miller, For All You Have Left This is one of my favorite weeks – it’s a 3-day work week and I have no appointments on the calendar. It means I could…