Appreciating My Own Skin November 29 2014

(As written for Identity Magazine, November 2014)

“If you were an animal, which animal would you be?”

That’s always been an easy question to answer as I have been a “chameleon” most of my 42 years.

Welcome to Taper Town! November 07 2014

WOO! You've spent many months training and your event is just weeks away! Let me officially welcome you to "Taper Town" - a critical time in your training in which you cut your miles down to a minimum.  Why?  Because, even though it seems counter-intuitive, allowing your body to rest can help you gain speed, strength and stamina for your race. I'm not saying sitting still is easy, but here are a few tips to make your taper time a success.

The Finish Line November 07 2014

Run a one-mile loop - yes, the same one-mile loop – 26 times.

That was how I chose to spend my Saturday, November 9, 2013 at my first NJ Trail Series “One Day” event – literally running… in circles.  To the uninitiated, it may sound a little nutty.  But, like any endurance athlete, I justified what I deemed true “loopy-ness” - I planned to only orbit 26 times, some signed for a 12 or 24-hour spin cycle.


TRY Something New October 21 2014

Building self-confidence is like building muscle; both keep us fit and functioning fabulously in mind, body and spirit.

One way I’ve found to build self-confidence is to challenge myself by trying something outside my comfort zone.