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Finding Pleasure

Life should be full of pleasure.  I imagine this word triggers a multitude of things amongst you all. Some of you might be raising your eyebrows assuming I am referring to something sexual. Others might be rolling your eyes, having decided that life mostly sucks...

It’s Not All Personal

As you know, I am a coach. I am also a mom. And occasionally I get to be both. Most of the time that is fun… and other times it is challenging. Overall, I am very grateful to share my passion for racing with my family and love having my kids around the team. Even if I...

Only Human

This week’s blog was supposed to be “Anatomy of a Goal: Part II (4 weeks out).” But…on Friday we found out that Oregon High School will have an outdoor prom (YAY!). And the date is the night before my planned 70.3 in Chattanooga (BOO!). I have one daughter, she is a...

Smile

A short and sweet message for this week. Smile. When we shift our mindset away from a victim mentality and toward gratitude we start to see the world as for us, not against us. We believe that even the hardest times present opportunities to learn. We understand that...

Are you a Giver or a Pleaser?

This title might give you some mixed messages, but this isn’t that kind of blog. In an effort to give you a little more of my immature silliness, I thought of it and I left it.   So— are you a pleaser or a giver? These two things are not the one in the same. ...

Is it Fun?

I hope this finds you refreshed after a blessed Easter and a week of enjoying some fun.  I feel like if you don’t know me outside of this blog you might think that I am a pretty serious person. I am and always have been pretty intense— fiery, confident,...

The Anatomy of a Goal: Part 1

8 Weeks Out I think I can speak for most of us when I say that we feel simultaneously the most alive and most content when we are actively pursuing goals. Every goal doesn’t have to be mind blowing or life changing, but they need to be intentional. Some days the most...

Words Matter

I love words. I love to read and write and encourage others. And I sincerely believe that while actual words have no power, how you use them does. The argument, “You are just arguing semantics” makes my skin crawl. “Words can never hurt me?” Yeah, right. We give words...

Be Comfortable AND Grow

I spent many years racing comfortably. I don’t mean that I sailed along, unaffected by the miles adding up. My stomach has always swirled with lake water; my butt, shoulders, and neck hurting; and my muscles aching. Not to mention the thirst and hunger and…the...

Choose Joy

Growth is so important. Learning, staying curious, following passions, setting goals, and seeking understanding all lead to a fuller and more content life. I believe that we must know our worthiness and strength in order to help and serve others. And that makes up the...