4 Steps to Avoiding Post Race Depression

For a number of reasons unique to my disaster of a run own marathon experience, I was heartbroken after the Lifetime Miami Marathon.  However, it is widely known that many athletes (this includes yogis) experience some post competition/event depression. (Yes, there are yoga asana competitions worldwide and recently in the US – another post/another time).  There are number of ways toContinue reading “4 Steps to Avoiding Post Race Depression”

Miami Madness

Finishing the 2014 Lifetime Miami Marathon is by far the hardest physical thing I have ever done including drug-free childbirth.   I did it.  I ran 15 miles in tremendous pain.  The end. The bigger, better aspects of the race report include this: 1.  My sisters gave me their marathon.  They stayed right with me throughoutContinue reading “Miami Madness”

I am dilated to about 4

Like birth stories, I never tire of race stories.  Ever.  I love your gory details of sweat and push and finish.  I want all of it – how was the labor, the big day prep and your spouse?  How did your body and its functions feel?  Take your time, tell me all of it – IContinue reading “I am dilated to about 4”

My gourmet 20-miler

For real?!!  Yesterday was my 7th 20 mile run and it was by far the most hype. It included: 2 heated bathroom breaks with no line on clean commodes with toilet paper a shot of wheatgrass and fresh juice at mile-14 an offer of fresh peppers dipped in humus a suggestion to stop at 7-11Continue reading “My gourmet 20-miler”

Girls Rule!

What Would Happen If Women Ruled the World? Everything could change, according to former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers. Politics would be more collegial. Businesses would be more productive. And communities would be healthier. Empowering women would make the world a better place—not because women are the same as men, but precisely becauseContinue reading “Girls Rule!”

Poor pigs.

Why is it that whenever anyone is being self-deprecating about being selfish, they bring a pig into?  Here’s what I heard this week: I am a selfish pig, I am glad my kids are going back to school. (Colorado Athlete Extraordinaire) I was out  mountain biking and was late picking up my daughter from softball.  IContinue reading “Poor pigs.”

Yoga at the Boston Finish Line

Like so many of us, I am shocked and stunned by the terror at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  I am sick to my stomach over the grievous injuries sustained, life lost and shattered dreams caused by unfathomably dark human minds.  The fear left behind to ooze through the veins and psyche of innocents isContinue reading “Yoga at the Boston Finish Line”

A different kind of 10k

If you live anywhere near the Eastern Seaboard, you have heard of the Monument Avenue 10k. This is the ultimate group run with 39,999 of your closest friends.  My husband and I have run this fun race for 5+ years mostly because it draws us from our semi-rural county to the historic city streets ofContinue reading “A different kind of 10k”

Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier

I was sitting at a stoplight twenty some years ago with the dull ache of a recently broken heart when this song came on by the Stairsteps 5.  After weeks of wondering if I’d ever feel better, this 1-hit wonder band set me free with this: Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easierOoh-oo child, things’llContinue reading “Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier”

For my Mom and Dad in heaven

One year from today, my 3 sisters and I are running the ING Miami Marathon.  We are 4 of 6 lucky souls that landed with Kathleen and Homer Handy.  Our time with them was shorter than most – they died 8 years apart each suddenly each too soon.  We miss them every day.  Living withoutContinue reading “For my Mom and Dad in heaven”