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

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

The Long Walk of Recovery

Recovery (etymology): to come back or return Today was supposed to be it: my return, however humble to the world of training and fundraising for good causes. For those not in the loop, I had debilitating knee pain that stopped me cold after my last triathlon. That led to knee surgery last July (refurbished, not … Continue reading The Long Walk of Recovery

Advice for New Yogis

On my yoga mat Friday morning, I had a startling realization.  As I moved through the poses with very little correction from the instructor, I thought: I feel like I know what I'm doing.  I've learned a ton in the past few weeks. Those of you who know me know how much I struggle with stepping into new labels. … Continue reading Advice for New Yogis