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?
Last month, I fulfilled a long-held goal of successfully participating in the 2019 National Senior Games. The goal I set for my cycling and race walk events was to be fit and strong enough to: make it to the start line injury-free, maintain a strong and consistent pace throughout each race, recover sufficiently so I could also watch, report, photograph, and video record … [Read more...] about Motivation Hides in Plain Sight
Autumn in the Las Vegas means morning temperatures in upper 70s, low 100s in the late afternoon, shorter hours of daylight, and fresh squashes and pumpkins in grocery stores. I'm so eager to get outside again in the cool morning hours for my walks and bike rides. During the summer, I prefer treadmill workouts at the gym or indoor bike trainer sessions in my living room. Air … [Read more...] about Finishing Last: Your Winning Moment
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