“Stand by the pond… Do you mean that puddle?”

It’s official my trip to the East Coast and the Midwest is coming to a close. This time tomorrow I will be on my way back to Riverside, California. I wanted these 2 weeks to serve as a time to reflect, refuel, and get back to feeling a bit more like myself. Although I don’t…

Inspired!

I was lucky enough to spend some time at home with the family this week. It was exactly what i needed to get out of the slump I’ve been in. I am so lucky to have parents that love me unconditionally and be there for me whenever I need them. I always feel so relaxed…

Strong Roots

As I sit down to write this week’s post I am listening to “Ohio” by Damien Jurado. My yoga instructor, Misty, introduced me to this song.  It had been one of my last yoga classes leading up to moving to California and the song surrounded me with this great feeling of inner peace as I…

Be Present oh my Gazelles and my Lionesses

Last year I was privileged to coach 41 seventh grade and 12 eighth grade fantastic young track and field athletes back in Indiana (now living in California). Recently I have had a few of them contact me about starting a new season, cross training, ISTEP (the state test for Indiana), and eating healthy. Each time…

Ahhhhhh….The Mantra for the Weekend

I am enough. I can. I will. Less is more. Everything is temporary. Drop Fear. Om. I am human. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I have found some true power in having a mantra for the day, the week, or maybe for a run or my yoga practice. Mantras help you clear your mind of the noise life brings…

I Passed!!

Good news everyone!!! I passed my personal trainer certification exam! Needless to say I am so glad this exam is over. I have never been a good test taker and I have been incredibility nervous and stressed out this week. I have been awful on my diet and not sleeping well at all. I tend…

You are worth more than a phase…

Don’t ask me about my diet. Ask me about my change of lifestyle and what drives that change. I know that the word diet technically is defined as what a person eats habitually. However, our society has turned it into something that brings these words to mind: short-lived, finish line, event, quick-fix, insecure, hard, not…

Dear Running,

Dear Running, I know its been a while since I spent time with you. My fitness goals have changed a bit this year and your probably feeling a little left out. I wanted to write you a letter to tell you how important you have been in my life. In high school you kept me…