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)

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

Eric Deeter is the mind and voice behind The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast. Eric also blogs about topics like ultramarathons, goals, identity, and motivation. We had the opportunity to get together and chat about ultra stories for an hour, I'm sure we could have talked for much longer, as ultrarunners do, but podcast episodes are typically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

When Your Run Coach Texts You

When my run coach, Kyle Kranz, text me one morning "Enjoy the hill workout today! Plugged in three half mile moderate grinds up a good hill, hope you enjoy it :-)" I made sure I got it done and enjoyed it. The workout Run: Strength EnduranceEZ 1-2 miles3 x half mile moderate uphill + jog/walk … Continue reading When Your Run Coach Texts You

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”

Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

Shawn and I got together again to do another Trail Tales: ARP episode! If you've been struggling and dealing with one issue or setback after another, then consider listening to this episode. I share about not fun things that have popped up in my life and how they've impacted my running and racing. - Including … Continue reading Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

SPINNING YOUR WHEELS: ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU’RE STUCK

We don’t always like to ask for help, a lot of times we’ll wait until we’re feeling completely overwhelmed by emotions and stress. While there are multiple reasons that we might behave this way, such as fear of failure or rejection, for example… however, this article isn’t about that. Let’s get right to the point. … Continue reading SPINNING YOUR WHEELS: ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU’RE STUCK

Extra Self-Care and Healthy Habits, Something We All Need.

Short talk about self-care, something that seems easy, but it's actually kind of difficult to do. I feel this topic is covered so much, but yet, we all still struggle with it. I can't think of a single person, myself included, who could be practicing self-care more frequently or in a way that's more beneficial. … Continue reading Extra Self-Care and Healthy Habits, Something We All Need.

Trail Tales A Running Podcast

I sat down with Shawn, an ultra-Canadian friend, to talk about ultrarunning, mental health, and how the two connect. We met through LinkedIn and found out that we have a few things in common, like that we both love ultrarunning and that he drives past where I live when he vacations to Florida (which is … Continue reading Trail Tales A Running Podcast

How I Prevail

Everyday, I strive to give my 100%. Ultramarathon trainingParentingBeing an awesome wifeRunning my businessCaring about othersConnecting with GodGrowthLearningUnderstandingSelf-care When I can't give 100%. I restI reset however I need toI reflectFeel whatever I need to feelTry to figure out what went wrong, if anythingGrowthLearningUnderstandingTry not to be so hard on myselfTry to accept the advice … Continue reading How I Prevail

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