“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another...” William James Cold, snow, early darkness and too much time indoors always makes me SAD. 😐 Seasonal Affective Disorder hits me every year when the temps drop and weather turns sour. While 4-seasons are beautiful, I struggle to stay emotionally well [...]
Okay folks, I'm so excited! Approximately 205 days ago I woke up feeling optimistic and nervous for my second attempt to run The Phoenix Marathon and qualify for the historic Boston Marathon. I trained all winter in cold and snowy Utah and felt prepared despite some Achilles Tendinitis that popped up late in January when [...]
After 6 days of no-impact exercising, (swimming and walking) today I was finally allowed to hop on a bike. Even though the doc hasn't cleared me for actual road biking, indoor cycling combined with technology has come a long way. In 5 days the iconic Tour De France begins. The indoor road bike at my [...]
Did you know the knee is the most commonly injured joint in the body? Because injury can be miserable and expensive, prevention is ideal. A strong core, glutes and hip flexors help take pressure off knee joints and assist with injury recovery. Even simple body weight exercises can make a big difference. Above all, consistency [...]
After a 30 day hiatus- today's run was filled with gratitude. While I can't change the past or my current situation, I can move forward with hard work and positivity. Each day is a gift. Here's to a Happy Monday and great week.
I’ve had a couple of days to process the information the doctor provided when we met to discuss my knee pain and resulting MRI. I now find myself somewhere between a rock and a hard place. In order to understand the complexity of my exercise choices and decisions, let me briefly go back 22 years. [...]
Today while rowing, I had some one ask me about my rowing form. He'd been sitting next to me for about 15 minutes when he finished his workout and questioned me about why I lean back while rowing. I mentioned that my college rowing coach drilled us over and over about proper form and technique [...]