Let me show you what's inside my 2020 Allstate Hot Chocolate Virtual 5K swag bag via my video on Slowpoke Divas TV channel on YouTube. SPOILER ALERT: Yep, I earned the cool finisher medal! For me, finisher medals are tangible reminders of the work I did to get to the start line, and then persevere through a tough course and tougher thoughts to reach the finish line. While … [Read more...] about VIDEO: What’s Inside My Hot Chocolate Virtual 5K Swag Bag?
With so many live 5K races forced to postpone or cancel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I opted to sign up for a bunch of virtual races. I intended to use them as motivators to keep me on my walking and fitness path. In my "Is This a Fitness Walking Problem or a Plan?" video on Slowpoke Divas TV, I chat about how 2020 impacted my plans, and how I choose to look at the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Is This a Fitness Walking Problem or a Plan?
This image from my photo library of a 2013 tweet from @WomensRunning caused a flood of memories and emotions from when I finished my first half marathon. The last two or three miles of the Bellingham Bay Half Marathon almost did me in. During the first two hours of the race, my usual race walking form slowly morphed into the more casual power walking style. By the third-hour … [Read more...] about Just Keep Going: Discover Your Inner Strength
In his article, "You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self," author Peter Bregman described how a coaching client of his, who was frustrated with where his career was at the moment, always focused on the challenges he was presently faced with. The thought struck me, "Of course this man is focused on the challenge right in front of him. He's familiar with it. The future, … [Read more...] about Getting from Here to There
I'm having a hard time dealing with reality these days. No, I haven't lost touch with reality...it's more like reality has lost touch with me. The world feels surreal, everything's gone sideways and upside down ranging from crazy American politics to what-was-once-mundane grocery shopping. Perhaps Life is also trying to teach me something I've fought against my entire life: … [Read more...] about When Life Interferes with Your Plans