Taking a few minutes to sing the praises of Vitacoco 100% pure coconut water. I know it’s a Fad. Coconut water is the latest “thing” being touted by all the trainers and nutritionists on TV and in magazines. It’s on the shelves in all the stores. But that’s typically a reason why I WON’T drink or eat something. I’m not a Fad person. I generally don’t like to be “sold” on something. I don’t succumb to commercials. Yet, once I do come to love an item, I am a BRAND loyalist!! This is why Hostess going bankrupt this year was a GOOD THING. Heck, ONE of us had to go down….and whew, thank god it wasn’t me!! Read the rest of this entry
17 and 1/2 miles later , and Training Week #6 comes to a close. Yet, here is a piece of advice — never let a week come to an end without having learned something that makes a difference in your life. Look for it, seek it, be relentless about it. Otherwise, you may be falling back Asleep…..and we worked SO HARD to become AWAKE. Hold it tight in your fist! Don’t let it go!
Nine (9) of those 17 and 1/2 miles took place on Sunday. From my house, over the hills, past the Alpaca, beyond the fire house…….9 miles takes you places. Read the rest of this entry
……….for fixing my perspective! I’ve been looking ahead all week to my Sunday long run, and quite frankly….it’s been worrying me. Sunday asks for NINE miles! 9. Read the rest of this entry
Just like the classic postal system saying, “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep this runner from her appointed rounds!” Snow, or no snow, I had a job to do, and d@mnit, I had to get it done! Week 5 asked for 17 miles, and just like the postmen, I delivered!! Read the rest of this entry
This week has been a great opportunity to explore the use of Imagery as a motivatIonal tool. My runs have been 2.5 miles each on average, but they have been just about every day for six days a week. The accumulation of that work starts to feel heavy….and I found I needed something to carry me through it. Read the rest of this entry
Training Week 4 is complete with 16 miles under foot for the week. The other thing Week 4 brought me was an important lesson. Week 4 taught me to fight! What does that mean?? Well, let’s review the week, and I’ll explain. Read the rest of this entry
Shout Out to all my fellow-Perfectionists out there. YOU know who YOU are!!
Oh, you don’t think you are a perfectionist? Hmmm, for a long time, I didn’t think I was either. But I’ve come to learn over the years, that I am one, and I need to look out for it because it is a weakness that makes me very hard on myself. Read the rest of this entry
Put the forks and knives away, and wipe that chocolate off your face. The Eating Season is finally Over! Hooray!!!!!!! And not a moment too soon. Whew, it’s been a long two months. It started with those butterfingers at Halloween, continued through the turkey, gravy and biscuits for Thanksgiving, Peppermint Bark and way too many cookies for Christmas, and finally, finally….those pigs in those darn blankets with a champagne chaser on New Years Eve. In my house, it goes even one week longer, because January 6th is my birthday — so can we squeeze a little more cake or pie into those jeans? I ask ya!!
Ok, lets all open the top button on our pants and let out a collective sigh of relief … The Eating Season is Over! Amen! The End! Read the rest of this entry
Yes, it’s true….I’m an Epiphany baby. There’s something Wonderful about sharing my birthday with Three Kings Day. It’s always been special, and in some funny way, it makes me feel special today. I think everyone should feel that way on their birthday. It also means the Christmas Tree has always stayed up in our house until January 6th — marking the end of the Christmas Season. I LOVE that part. Read the rest of this entry
No, this post won’t be about Living For Today, cuz we don’t know if we have Tomorrow! If that were the theme, there would be lots of frosting on my keyboard from the cupcakes I wanna be eating on the “final days”. I mean, there is some truth to Living for Today…..but it’s not the thought we’re going to explore together. In some respects, what we’re going to explore is how to use TODAY as a tool to create many many more Tomorrows for your life. A few times along this journey toward half marathon running and weight loss, I’ve had to create and commit and recommit to strategies for “winning the battle”, “taking the hill”, you know, aka …. finding success when the goal is long-term and far away. Read the rest of this entry