Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

“You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can't fully control our environment and what's going on around us, but we can change what's going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

A Simple Mental Strategy for Completing Your Miles When You Feel Like Quitting

A simple mental strategy for going further when you feel like quitting a long run or ride is to break it down into chunks. We can mentally manage a shorter distance, even more so distances we already know that we can go. When you don't feel like completing all of your miles, challenge yourself to … Continue reading A Simple Mental Strategy for Completing Your Miles When You Feel Like Quitting

Using endurance events to improve habits, rewire faulty/distorted/negative thoughts, and opportunity to create habits that better serve you

Your anxiety is lying to you. Creating change through doing a long event like Badwater 267 VR (and the elite version), occupies time I'd normally use on writing blogs, marketing, and cleaning the house. It is time consuming. Taking time away, not 100% of my time, however, is challenging me in a way that some … Continue reading Using endurance events to improve habits, rewire faulty/distorted/negative thoughts, and opportunity to create habits that better serve you

Prevail Botanicals CBD Salve for My Wonky Ankle

https://youtu.be/0BrrfrOJ6FY In this video, I share about the care I've been giving my wonky ankle that I rolled badly while racing in 2020. I use Prevail Botanicals CBD salve, Epsom salt, and occasionally Sleeve Star support. If you want to read more on what I have to say about Prevail, then head to my blog … Continue reading Prevail Botanicals CBD Salve for My Wonky Ankle

Old Trees and Stories

Do you marvel at nature? I do, especially at old trees. Pausing to Admire the Complex Details of Older Trees As I was running up a hill, the trees that line the trail caught my eye. With no leaves, you can see all of the characteristics of the trees. The textured bark, the twisted branches, … Continue reading Old Trees and Stories

JFK 50 Miler Front Runners 2021

Clips of this year's fastest runners, plus Adam Peterman and Sarah Cummings' post race interviews. My husband and I decided that our family needed a getaway and read that the elite field for JFK this year was stacked. Boonsboro, MD is a few hours away from us, the perfect distance for a day trip. https://youtu.be/_1xsIl2WgtMContinue reading JFK 50 Miler Front Runners 2021

HOW I RESHAPED MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY LIFE-THREATENING ENCOUNTER WITH A COUGAR (Part 2)

We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying, and shake us to our core. If it was a traumatic event, it literally reshapes both body and brain. A small way to address this reaction is to change your relationship or the way that you think about the traumatic event. Trauma can be treated a number of … Continue reading HOW I RESHAPED MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY LIFE-THREATENING ENCOUNTER WITH A COUGAR (Part 2)

Heavy Rock Playlist for Running Hills (10/01/21)

Heavy rock playlist for running hills. Daughtry; Shinedown; Motionless In White; Avenged Sevenfold; Trivium; Five Finger Death Punch; Breaking Benjamin. Do you have a favorite on this playlist?

To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

[Note: I'm writing this from the perspective as a mother and an athlete, I feel the "mom guilt" creep in periodically, as I strive to balance training and motherhood. This short letter can be to any mother who experiences "mom guilt" and or who needs to make sure that they're taking enough care of themselves. … Continue reading To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

1% Better Habits & Goals

1%, think about it If we made a small change in our lives every single day, just 1% better, what would our lives look like? How much improvement would we see? How much closer would we be to our goals? We often don't notice tiny changes or progress until they build up over time. We … Continue reading 1% Better Habits & Goals