Thanks Giving October 31 2016
While November is the noted time for giving thanks, I believe gratitude is something we should concentrate on every day throughout every year. Here are a few things for which I am constantly and consistently thankful. I hope you will share yours.
Measuring Success April 28 2016 1 CommentThe Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word ‘success’ as: ‘The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame’. But I think that word can have a much more personal meaning, which I contemplated over my very special 26.2 mile journey this past month. Here's what I learned on what I deem to be quite a successful day.
Learn To Love Exercise January 19 2016
The other day, upon hearing I am a marathoner and triathlete, a friend of a friend asked me if I “loved” running and working out. I don’t think she expected such a complicated answer... Here’s how I learned to love what I do and how you may find the same adoration too.
New Year New Goals December 30 2015The New Year is prime time for making resolutions, and setting goals focused on fitness are perennial favorites. Now, making resolutions is one thing; keeping them is another. A recent study shows that 98% of people who resolve to do something do not follow through. Let’s be part of the 2% and make goals that stick.
Giving Thanks October 29 2015
While November is the noted time for giving thanks, I believe gratitude is something we should concentrate on every day throughout every year. You can never say – or hear – ‘thank you’ enough, and that hit home for me on October 25th when I had the honor of running the 40th Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. Here are things for which I am grateful – I hope you will share yours.
Lighten Up July 28 2015
Too often we are our own worst critics. We remind ourselves of our faults rather than celebrate our triumphs, and that can be detrimental. Don't let negative self-talk weigh you down - use your own words to lift your spirits. Here are a few hows and whys to speaking nicely to ourselves.
The Language of Movement May 18 2015Studies show that people are more open to opening their minds while moving. The genius behind Apple, Steve Jobs, used to hold walking meetings with his second-in-command, Larry Ellison - they felt that walking while talking was productive time spent. I found the same with my dad, even when it seemed as if we did not speak the same language.
Stress Less March 19 2015April is "National Stress Awareness Month" - the government asks us to take a critical look at how prolonged stress can adversely affect our health and well-being. Since dwelling on the negative can be a source of tension, I choose to look towards positive actions we can take to regroup, release and relax.
March Forward February 13 2015
I've been feeling a little "stuck" lately. I can clearly see my goal, but I feel like I'm slogging through a river of mud to reach it. You too?
Getting 'unstuck' is as physical as it is mental, and I've found a few tips to keep us marching forward when times are tough.
Friends December 30 2014
The legendary Joe Cocker said it best: "I get by with a little help from my friends." True in life, and especially in regards to exercise!
I am extremely lucky to have found a great group of Workout Buddies! They motivate me to move, even on an early Saturday morning, when leaving my comfy, toasty bed is the last thing I want.
So, why should you enlist a "Pace Partner in Crime", and how can you find one?