Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. – just don’t have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity
You are more than an athlete. Think about how many different roles you play in your life. ▪︎ Parent▪︎ Sibling▪︎ Family member▪︎ Son/daughter▪︎ Employer/employee▪︎ Community member▪︎ Friend▪︎ Role model... You may closely identify as an athlete, but there will be times where we can't exercise due to injury or participate in sports due to another … Continue reading You Are More than an Athlete: what can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?
“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
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
Worksheet for identifying strengths and weaknesses as an athlete. Think about your strengths and weaknesses in the following areas and record them in the chart. While you are writing, notice things like whether you're being overly critical (negative self-talk) on yourself for weaknesses and needing to identify more strengths. Weaknesses are opportunities for learning and … Continue reading Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet
As runners, we need to make sure that we're protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity
Runners, here's an idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race: Create and wear a small sign on your pack or clothing that will stir up thought and conversation about mental health. Use a popular hashtag and your social media handle. You could also incorporate a statistic. If you are raising funds, include that. … Continue reading Idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race
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.
How do I find the time to run, workout, and race while being a mom? What's it like? Mamas (and everyone), it comes down to loving what you do and the process of doing it. To me, ultrarunning is a lifestyle. It's valuable, there's a lot of meaning behind it. [To see why I run, … Continue reading Bada$$ Mother Runner
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