I’m a recovering perfectionist. The fact that I was a perfectionist was news to me when the label was so casually thrown my direction for the first time. I genuinely looked around like, “who is she talking to?” Given that it was my turn in the group therapy circle, I was obviously the topic of… Continue reading Untangling Perfectionism
I am in a season of change. My job has changed and changed again, causing my income to flux in response. My schedule has changed and will change again in 2 days when my daughter’s school releases for the summer break. Being rather dependent upon external structure to provide my internal structure, a significant amount… Continue reading Diary of a Reluctant Runner: Why I Train
Today begins my 2nd week of pre-training for the St. Jude half-marathon in December. The first week had some interesting twists and turns, but overall I’m happy with how things went. Compared to last year, my approach and attitude toward this training cycle is totally different, and that shift in mindset has come from working… Continue reading Diary of a Reluctant Half-Marathoner: Managing Goals and Gators
The Garmin is charged, the half-marathon schedules are out, and My Fitness Pal has been downloaded. It’s training time! After such a great experience last year, I’m REALLY looking forward to running the St. Jude half-marathon again this year. It is officially 18 weeks away, which kind of makes my heart stop. Slow down life!… Continue reading It’s Training Time!
Last Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, was race day. It was the graduation 5K for the 10 week Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinic, and this was my 3rdyear participating. My 1st year of the clinic, I participated in the beginner running group. I was just getting back into running after more than 5… Continue reading The Magic of New Beginnings and Finish Lines
It strikes me, as I stare into my closet, that my wardrobe is one of those ridiculously complicated and impossible to solve word problems. It goes something like this:Q- Your closet contains 6 consecutive sizes of clothes. You begin training for a half marathon and drop a few pounds. The largest 3 sizes do not… Continue reading Girl Math = Vanity Sizing is Dumb
After I finished my first 10K last December and was all hopped up on endorphins and feeling bulletproof, St. Jude offered me the opportunity to sign up for the 2017 race. "Sure!" I thought, "I'm going to put my money down on the half-marathon. I'm committing now! I have a whole year to get ready.… Continue reading Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1