Goals Not Resolutions

With a new year underway, it's time to start working towards new goals. Or continue in pursuit of old ones. Every year, I have goals that I write down and clearly define so that I can track my progress towards achieving them throughout the year. I like to call them goals, not resolutions. The reason … Continue reading Goals Not Resolutions

2022 in Review

At the beginning of each year, I set myself new running goals. I like my goals to be tangible and realistic, but also challenging and beneficial to my long-term running. I have found that setting goals in this way keeps me motivated throughout the year and allows me to easily track how I've done in … Continue reading 2022 in Review

Ready to Run Marathon #10

Some training cycles are really difficult from a mental or physical standpoint. Some are even difficult from both the mental and physical standpoints. If you are a regular reader, you might recall that my training for the Copenhagen marathon in May was a cycle that was challenging in both a mental and physical way. (For … Continue reading Ready to Run Marathon #10

What Running Has Taught Me

If you are a runner, or maybe even if you aren’t, you know that running has many different benefits.  Of course, there are the obvious physical benefits as well as mental health benefits such as reducing stress levels and helping to build someone’s confidence. Beyond those benefits, however, are the lessons that are less talked … Continue reading What Running Has Taught Me

Racing Mistakes to Avoid

Races have probably been the biggest thing missing from running over the past year.  Some runners live for them – the personal bests, the experience, the atmosphere, or the medals and t-shirts.  While I do like some medals or t-shirts, the main reasons I race are to test my progress and for the overall experience!  … Continue reading Racing Mistakes to Avoid

Lockdown Learning

The last year, with a pandemic and the resulting lockdown, affected everyone.  Maybe you had a difficult time mentally not being able to spend time with family and friends like you normally would.  Maybe you struggled with your diet because you were never very far from food or couldn’t resist the temptation for another snack.  … Continue reading Lockdown Learning