Mentally Ill Mother: Mentally Ill Daughter (Or: Stop Telling Me Your Tools Are Better Than Mine)

You would think that with all of the talk around mental health and the options for treatment, that people would be a little more understanding when it comes to folks choosing the best option for them. From what I have been reading lately, this is not the case. So, once again, I am telling the …

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Not Racing…On Purpose

As most of you know, I am taking this year off from racing. It wasn't an easy decision and I went back and forth with it, until my body finally had enough, and yelled STOP! I am staying away from everything race related this year (well, I'm going to try) because I just need to. …

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Looking Out From The In

It's been a rough go these past few months. Swimming upstream was taking its toll. The daily struggle of getting out of bed was hard, and my life mojo was low. Having a moment in each and every day to sit and be present with myself caused me to face some of my demons head …

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I Have Magic Socks

These socks right here are magic socks. I wore them to bed one night last week. When I woke up the next morning, this is where they were. NO LONGER ON MY FEET! They were not on my bedroom floor. They were not in bed with me. They were on my body pillow, laid out …

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Starting Over…Again

So, if you've been following along lately, you have been witness to my roller coaster, love/hate relationship with my fitness. Having multiple injuries and running through them made my body go full stop. Reality Check: I needed to stop. I needed to reassess my body. I needed a break. Running through my injuries hell bent …

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Contemplating 2018

  So as I sit and mellow out for the next little while, I am contemplating my "plan" for 2018. 2017 has been a weird roller coaster ride.  Running, injuries, body imbalances, Mom and TeenThing madness and general chaos. I have given myself some time off from running, as I needed to work on a …

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Running – For Me

My last “official” race of 2017 was the Valley Harvest 5k. It was a warm day.  I had a head cold.  I managed 30 minutes and I was happy 😃 I chose Valley Harvest because of the beautiful scenery in Wolfville.....and the blanket. Taking all expectation off of myself has given me back some of …

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