Real Talk About Rest

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about motivation. Motivation and self-care are really popular topics at the moment. So popular they run the risk of any buzzword—meaninglessness through overuse and overextension. Aside from becoming a word everyone uses and no one understands, there's another serious risk lurking in both of those terms I was … Continue reading Real Talk About Rest

The Seven Buts of Motivation

When the blog was starting out, one of the repeated requests I received was a post about motivation. Specifically, including motivation when "not training for some particular event but just trying to live life and feel fit / strong / healthy / awesome." Like life balance, motivation is an enormous topic, but I will do … Continue reading The Seven Buts of Motivation

Focus on Food: Pumpkin

It's that time of year. Farm stands and grocery stores are downsizing their piles of pumpkins to make way for cranberry and turkey displays. Perhaps you bought a pumpkin or two to deck your place out for fall. Maybe you even carved something spooky into it for Halloween. Once you're done decorating with them, don't … Continue reading Focus on Food: Pumpkin

Cooking as a Self-Care Practice

I was not the kid my mom would have pegged as the one who'd enjoy cooking. I hated touching raw meat. I had zero patience for the exactitude or step-by-step process required by most recipes and all baking. I even infamously nearly burned the house down trying to boil hot dogs once. (PSA: burner covers … Continue reading Cooking as a Self-Care Practice

Advice for New Swimmers

Back in 2013, I started a section of my personal blog I called "The Advice Column." I was still in the beginnings on my own fitness journey and I was getting a lot of questions from others who wanted to start. Those who've met me in the last five years might have a tough time … Continue reading Advice for New Swimmers

Focus on Food: Purslane

Opting in to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), has had a huge impact on the way we eat in a number of ways. One of those ways is encouraging us to try new foods or familiar foods in new ways.  Kicking off our food posts on this blog, we're starting with a new-to-us vegetable that showed … Continue reading Focus on Food: Purslane