Back to Basics

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity… John Muir Photo is original and taken by me  Hi there. I know it’s been almost two years since my last post, but I think I’m finally in a place that will allow me to breathe some life into this blog. I live in Colorado now, Denver to be exact. The place of my birth. At the risk of sounding hippie or crazy-lady-new-age, it feels like a piece of me… Read More

Meditation: Accountability

Inspiration for the day This is a modification of a meditation phrase I learned recently. I love it because it really helps to remind me that we are not the hapless victims of this thing we call life but that every decision we make affects our experience of life. I also try to repeat this when I’m pushing through a hard workout — to reach a higher level of fitness, I have to make the decision to reach that goal. Happy Monday!   {Reese}

Run To Win, Run To Lose (Inches, That Is)

Inspiration for the Day. I also came across a nifty little article from Runner’s World that discusses weight loss and running. As you may or may not know, I’m whole-hardheartedly against the term weight loss, and very much in favor of fat loss and inches lost. Either way, the article has some pretty solid advice for achieving a healthy, fit shape. Check it out. Runner’s World Golden Rules of Weight Loss Article {Reese}

The Ultimate Goal

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When The Going Gets Tough

This is going to sound unbelievably corny. But every time I think I can’t do something, this is what I end up telling myself. Not just once or twice. I say it over and over again until I actually believe it. The crazy thing is– it works. For me anyway. And boy am I going to need this. Four months to train, forty miles to run. Here we go 😉 {Reese}

The Sole of the Matter

I’m afraid my sneakers have been sitting idle and empty for too long. Silent historians. They’ve recorded every mile run, every step jumped, every bag kicked. They are dirty, the cush is almost gone, and the laces are fraying. They are perfect. My dancing heels have been glued together three times now. They have a perpetual scuff on the inside right toe and my hiking boots have finally split a seam after 10 years. But I wouldn’t trade them for the world (or at least until they are beyond repair).  They know my… Read More