The Value of Coaching & My 1st Tumbling Lesson

A week away from my 31st birthday, and amidst 50 screaming little girls that were less than half my age, I had my first private tumbling lesson. This has been in the works for a while – ever since I found out that there were still adults out there doing gymnastics as part of their[..]


The Non-Linear Trajectory Of Life

woman looking out the window, sitting in a green fancy chair, her feet propped up on the windowsill in front of her

2020 Update: I wrote this in 2011, as I reflected on the events of 9/11. Almost another ten years have gone by now, and so I revisited this post to see if my thoughts have changed since then. Ten years is a long time. And it goes by in the blink of an eye. I[..]


Planning For the Result You Want

Finally. Five months after the Soldier Field 10, I raced again. And I can honestly say, I have never put so much focused work into one performance-related goal. And due to that, I can also say I was SO glad the day was finally here – time to tie a bow on my endurance season.[..]


Defining new heights by pushing through discomfort|Triathletes’ Camp

Just because something sounds hard, doesn’t mean that it’s going to be. Really, what is “hard” anyways – everyone has their own definition of hard; some peoples’ ‘hard’ is something that is just outside their comfort zone. Other peoples’ hard really isn’t hard at all, it’s just unknown to them and so seems hard. But ‘hard’[..]


Cary 1/2 Marathon: Race Report

12 hours after arriving at the race site (which was a full 90 mins before race time! none of this ‘walk up to the start and run stuff’ in Cary!) I”m finally on my couch rolling the knots in my calves out on the sharp edges of my coffee table. And I’m finally warming from[..]



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