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Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage in Charleston, SC. Plus the proposal story. Plus running

Pineapple Fountain Celebrating our 10th anniversary on Folly Beach, SC Stephen and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Charleston, SC (05/18-19/22) - with lots of running and walking. We got to stay for two days. The first day, we walked and ran about 7 miles. The second, about 10 miles. There's no better way … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage in Charleston, SC. Plus the proposal story. Plus running

BADWATER 135 Crewing, Pacing and Adventure Photo Gallery (2021)

Attending The World's Toughest Footrace was truly a special experience, so I wanted to make it a part of my blog. Words can't express how incredible this trip was for me. I got to see friends and make new ones. I finally got to be a part of a race that I heard my friends … Continue reading BADWATER 135 Crewing, Pacing and Adventure Photo Gallery (2021)

Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?

When you think about what you do to support your mental health, besides exercising, what did you come up with? How many did you come up with? As a professional in the mental health field, I recommend to everyone that we have at least 5 things that we can do for our mental health because … Continue reading Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?

Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Ciara Carter, Behavior Health and Fitness Coach, Marathoner, Podcaster Ciara Carter is a Behavior Health and fitness coach focusing on helping people understand their mind and body in action to overcome anxiety and depression while excelling in their lives. Her slogan Run Your Life is focused on being in the best physical and mental state … Continue reading Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Part of My Self-Care or Injury Prevention Routine: using Prevail Botanicals CBD salve and other products on my ankle

In this video, I share about the care I've been giving my wonky ankle that I rolled badly while racing at Laurel Highlands in 2020. The roll happened early in the race, before the first aid station, as I was running downhill. My left foot landed on the edge of a rock that I didn't … Continue reading Part of My Self-Care or Injury Prevention Routine: using Prevail Botanicals CBD salve and other products on my ankle

Race Start Mindset and Strategy

Endurance racers, how do you feel at the start line of your race? Are you filled with excitement and gratitude or do you find yourself feeling nervous? Some nervousness is natural, you want to perform well, which can be a "positive stress". Your race start mindset and strategy is key, it helps set the tone … Continue reading Race Start Mindset and Strategy

Badwater 267 VR Race Report (2022)

What is Badwater 267 VR? The Badwater 267 Virtual Race is a virtual combination of running Badwater Cape Fear, Salton Sea and 135. Learn about the experience, here. Here's my 267 Mile journey Badwater 267 VR, 01/01/2022, Day 1, Run 1 A perfect run in the rain, very therapeutic. 54° F. My husband got some … Continue reading Badwater 267 VR Race Report (2022)

Initial Consultation for Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching: what to expect

Runners, athletes and weekend warriors, I offer a free, brief consultation for mindset and mental wellness coaching. Are you curious about what to expect when you contact me? Here's what we'll talk about: I'll provide insight on what I do as a professional and how I can be of guidance. I'll mention a few areas … Continue reading Initial Consultation for Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching: what to expect

BE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE: CHANGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE OF YOU

“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: CHANGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE OF YOU

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