How to utilize your time on your feet in a meditative way Mindfulness, a type of meditation, has been a hot topic lately. It’s no wonder. We all are trying to survive a seemingly never-ending pandemic, deal with an uncertain future beyond our control, and manage everyday anxieties. With all the extra worry on ourContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Run Mindfully?”
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I Broke Down and Cried on my 10 Mile Run Yesterday
Sometimes runs are necessarily cathartic. I’d kind of been dreading this run: the first double-digit run of my first ever spring marathon training cycle. I’m used to training for a fall marathon, leading a very organized team of runners with a very prominent non-profit and with lots of support. This run was lonely. I wasContinue reading “I Broke Down and Cried on my 10 Mile Run Yesterday”
What’s Your Running Mantra?
Positive self-talk matters in fitness. It’s January. That means gyms are packed with everyone super motivated to pursue new years’ resolutions and streets are a bit more crowded than usual with runners and walkers alike. If you are new to your fitness journey, sometimes it’s challenging to feel like you even belong in these spaces. Continue reading “What’s Your Running Mantra?”
Is Choosing a Vegetarian or Vegan Lifestyle a Trauma Response?
Exploring the connections between diet choices and mental health This story is both scientific and personal. In taking a continuing education course on trauma-informed care as part of my ongoing training as a physical therapist. I was surprised to find a few things listed under some common characteristics and conditions of those who have survivedContinue reading “Is Choosing a Vegetarian or Vegan Lifestyle a Trauma Response?”
A Dozen Life Lessons I Taught My Daughters
My themes of parenthood Motherhood was not something I truly contemplated. I just assumed that I would be one someday. It’s an expected part of life as a woman, at least of one my age. (I’m pushing 50.) That being said, I was lucky enough to give birth to two amazing daughters with an equallyContinue reading “A Dozen Life Lessons I Taught My Daughters”
We Were Adopted!
They say that cats adopt people, not the other way around. I really wanted another cat. Ever since my baby boy Tigger passed away in 2018, I have felt a void in my life. Yes, I do also have a dog, But my 75 lb. lab mix, Ellie, is more of a bed thief thanContinue reading “We Were Adopted!”
I Ran an Ultra Marathon, but I’m not sure I’m an Ultra Runner
The Conundrum of Facing the Ultra Challenge Again Reflecting on my running journey, the ultra was a test I promised I’d never endure. “I’m not that crazy!” is what I told myself, my husband, and all of my friends. Of course, I also said that about running a marathon, but I was crazy enough toContinue reading “I Ran an Ultra Marathon, but I’m not sure I’m an Ultra Runner”
We laid my father-in-law to rest on Saturday. The visitation was Friday. When it was just family, I looked at all the flowers there, and when I saw a large, pink arrangement, I already knew before I read the card. It was from my sole sisters, the loving term my running friends and I haveContinue reading “Saying Goodbye”
Imposter Marathoner Syndrome
Here we go again. I’m experiencing the familiar pangs of doubt that plague me at the start of each marathon training season. It doesn’t matter that I help coach a marathon training team, that I have run 9 marathons prior, an ultra marathon at the end of last year, and 3 half marathons this yearContinue reading “Imposter Marathoner Syndrome”
I Need a Little Patience
My world has been lacking in one area especially as of late. My patience has been wearing thin. Maybe it’s just because in my role as a healthcare provider, I spend so much of my day exhibiting extraordinary patience. So when it’s time to enter the “real world,” it seems I have none left forContinue reading “I Need a Little Patience”