Yep, today never stood a chance. After hitting the wall a much-needed day off yesterday, I was determined to start this week off strong. And that’s exactly what I did: I kicked Monday’s ass. I started the day with a 5:45 a.m. wake-up call and 22.5 miles on my bike. In the middle of this […] Read more
Hitting the proverbial wall is something none of us ever want to happen in a race. Let’s face it. We never want it to happen ever. Not on a long run. Not during an important training week. Not in life. Never. We prepare, hydrate, fuel, play games with our minds, chant mantras and pray it […] Read more
Last week I announced my new Friday FITspiration blog series. Several Fridays during each month, I’ll be sharing the inspiring stories of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to be better tomorrow than they were yesterday. These are people just like you and me who believe in redefining what’s possible. They’re making choices every […] Read more
When I was in Chicago last weekend, I snapped a picture of this sign during my last hours in the city. I think it pretty much says it all.
You’ve probably heard the saying “The best things come when you least expect them.” That’s exactly the phrase I’d use to describe my long run this past Saturday. Lately I’ve been defining my long runs with less than positive adjectives – unbearably hot, miserable, painfully hard, lacking energy. Saturday was completely different. Just when I […] Read more