Greatness is Contagious

I was watching her - not only as a bootcamp participant, but as an instructor. Early on in my heart of hearts, I knew that I was watching and learning to become an instructor myself. Yes, I was getting my own fitness on track, but deep down I felt like this was something I would … Continue reading Greatness is Contagious

Motivation’s Opposite

If yesterday was all about how we stay motivated to be consistent in our workouts, today is the exact opposite. It's been a week. I had appointments all lined up, new clients no-showed, others were late. Some showed up when they didn't have appointments. It's just one of those weeks where you have to laugh and roll … Continue reading Motivation’s Opposite

What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

When I started running, I remember my friends tracking numbers. Things like pace, distance, miles over the year. I remember thinking 300 miles seemed like so many to run over the course of one year. Then I started goal setting. Apps on the smartphone like MapMyRun and RunTracker got the job done, and eventually I got a GPS … Continue reading What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

Dear Running

You have taught me many things since we started this relationship. There are times I don't like you. I've even thought about quitting this whole deal. I've bought new outfits, gadgets, and even shoes to impress you, but you don't care about that stuff. You never criticize when I'm slow, or I'm just not feeling "us". I … Continue reading Dear Running

Ten Minutes and a Whole Lot of Gratitude

There's a prompt each day for random topics to discuss, and one that comes up is a ten minute free-write. Whatever we want - just type for ten minutes. No editing, no evaluating. Just sit down, and type what comes to mind. Here are ten minutes in my mind... I'm tired. But the good kind … Continue reading Ten Minutes and a Whole Lot of Gratitude