A few weeks ago I completed my first Marathon, 26.2 miles of excitement, fear, smiles, and tears. I am a mom of three, a wife, and work the old 9-5. I love my family very much, but when the Dr. said "there are two heart beats!" My world was forever changed. My husband and I … Continue reading Why “impossible” should be your goal.
As you cross the finish line regardless the distance, a myriad of emotion wells inside you. Your heart is overwhelmed with surreal joy because you ACTUALLY DID IT!! Your brain is in shock that the battle of doubt was overcome, and your body is just well, done. Unfortunately you have to find your family and friends and there are ALWAYS stairs. Woof.
The feeling of the finish line is one that cannot be explained. Each person is toeing to the start line for a different reason wether it be for themself, a loved one, or just to prove they can, each runner has an intention. When you complete that intention it is a feeling few understand but many chase.
The morning after is a day of disbelief followed by a slow slip into “what’s next?” Do I go further? Do I run faster? Do I ever run again because my…
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It’s a new year, a new season, we are all anxiously awaiting the warm weather – at least here in Indiana. The great thing about the pre spring season, is the excitement of change. Change in temperatures, scenery, activity. Starting something new comes with new excitement.
What are some things you plan to do “new” this year? Finally organize the garage? Small renovation project? Finally organize and downsize the kid clutter??? Okay. The last one is more of a dream than a goal. The clutter is endless. If you have a goal of health, Sole Project can help with that 🙂
Some ways WE plan to be different is through open communication, being more interactive and incorporating YOUR goals and ambitions. Training for a local 5k at the end of the summer. By training together you have a higher success rate of crushing your goals. So let’s get moving together…
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So it happens every year. Summer ends and fall begins, the dark precursor to the dreaded cold and gray of winter. You'd think after living my entire life in these conditions I would grow to "deal" with it a little better. That's a big NO. Every year it starts to cool off and everyone looses … Continue reading When the suns not sunny
I was raised by men. Three older brothers and a dad that believes love is shown in hard work and honest living. So, I wasn't raised in a hugging, talk about your feelings environment. I love my childhood, but I grew emotionally firm. I have been called the "tin-man" by more than one person in … Continue reading I hate feeling, feelings
Being almost a year since my last post, A LOT has happened. I founded a non profit called Sole Project ( www.sole-project.org ), run the Chicago Marathon again, and made some amazing friends along the way. So. Where to start? Last year I started blogging because as a runner you experience a ton of emotions, crazy thoughts, … Continue reading It’s been a minute……
Unless you have the worlds easiest schedule, with the smoothest days, and little responsibility, fitting in a workout or run can give you anxiety. You have goals, you also have work, a family, a life, and at some point you have to sleep! As we come up to the time of year when swearing off … Continue reading Up and Done
Sometimes I wonder why is this what I chose to dive head first into. Fitness is hard. Running is always hard!!! So as I write this I am still wondering what the shiplap made it seem like a good idea to wake up and complete workouts before the sun, before heading off to a full … Continue reading Everything hurts and I’m dying….
As the racing season comes to an end for the season, I had some interesting conversations on the ride home from my final race of the year. We just talked about all the weird and gross things that happen on the course. No ones judging, we have all thought about, have done, or probably would … Continue reading Things no one wants to talk about…..
In the last few weeks, and throughout my first marathon training, I have had many people cheer me on, tell me to keep going, and reminded me that whatever I could do was going to be enough. Recently, I have had people reach out to me and tell me I am inspirational, and motivating to … Continue reading Be “that” Person
As you cross the finish line regardless the distance, a myriad of emotion wells inside you. Your heart is overwhelmed with surreal joy because you ACTUALLY DID IT!! Your brain is in shock that the battle of doubt was overcome, and your body is just well, done. Unfortunately you have to find your family and … Continue reading Starting after the Finish