It's that time of year when we start writing our lists of New Year's resolutions designed to bring us good health, joy and happiness, break bad habits, and much more. When January 2 arrives, we start running and saving money, eating less and smiling more, arriving early and not late, and whatever else is on the 32-item list, right? But then on February 1 we're still stuffing … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolutions: Are They Really Worth It?
I'm about 10 days away from the Nevada Senior Games' 5K cycling time trial and less than 14 days away from the Huntsman World Senior Games' 5K cycling hill climb and 20K cycling time trial. My 1500 meter and 5K race walks happen the following week. You know where my head is? I hope so, because I don't! Well, actually, I do. My head is not in the game and neither is my … [Read more...] about What are You Saying to Yourself?
Well, I finally got off the fence...though I'm not sure whether to cheer or say "Yikes!" Today I signed up for the Division IV (novice) 5K hill climb and the 20K time trial cycling events at the Huntsman World Senior Games, set for Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, respectively. I can feel those pre-race butterflies starting to flutter. They're going to spark a range of thoughts from "What … [Read more...] about It’s Official: Time for Jitters, Can-do Thinking
I don’t consider myself “amazing” or “exceptional” so when people say I am, I’m always taken aback…but I have learned to say “Thank you” for the compliment. A neighbor recently told me she marvels at my ability to work on home improvement projects with my husband. She couldn’t imagine “lugging around” lumber or full five-gallon paint buckets, much less holding a small beam … [Read more...] about Who are You to Say You Can’t?
Recently an acquaintance asked, “Why do you focus so much on races and race results on your website when you always lose?” Ouch! That sure could hurt if I followed her definition of winning. Every time I cross the finish line, I win. Every time I show up, I win. Signing up for a race or triathlon is my motivation to get moving. Each time I get a workout done, I also win. … [Read more...] about Motivation: The Ebbs and Rises of Its Tide