my form of fitness. I believe in the power of intention. I look to my vision board as source of motivation and inspiration. I turn to my gratitude board as reminder of all I have. At long last I've launched a manifestation journal. I have a personal mission statement. I've revamped my blog's mission statement. I possess a carefully crafted spiritual mission statement. The ... Continue Reading
4 reasons to rediscover roller skating.
When we moved back to Austin it required a shift of mindset. A remembering of Ooh yes, summer is when we bring movement indoors unlike our time in the East Bay. In the summers since we've resumed being Texans we've discovered lots of free, creative activities (indoor obstacle courses, duct tape hopscotch grids etc.) but eventually even I concluded it was time to pry open the ... Continue Reading
5 reasons to commit to and walk a marathon.
Walk a marathon with me? She enquired. Hells yes! I responded. I agreed. I asked. I trained. I laughed. I flew. I walked. I loved. 1. You'll realize (again) how you think differently from the rest of the world. Even my hardcore runner friends thought I was nuts. They told me *repeatedly* how they'd never be capable of walking 26.2 miles. They told me ... Continue Reading
BOOM! 26.2 complete!
(more old school blogging. posting from iPhone) Marathon done. From here: To here: It's really right here (at the halfway point) which captures my 26.2 experience. So fun. So shockingly not sore. So so so will be back with more. Soon. First? It's time to play. ... Continue Reading
My Marathon In Emojis.
(A friend asked if I'd join her in an Oakland marathon adventure) (I said yes. Who wouldn't with a year+ to train.) (I procrastinated.) (Suddenly, I noticed race date approaching.) (Panic set in.) (How will it go?) (Pre-race ... Continue Reading
Tips for your first marathon?
Remember the olden days of blogging? (waves cane, shouts GIT ON MY LAWN, and invites you to come sit a while.) Back in the day, we penned very few tips posts. (I'll give you a moment to recover from your shock.) Most of us were what my friend Shauna called Oatmeal Bloggers. Even if our musings had nothing to do with porridge food, we mostly wrote about the minutiae of our ... Continue Reading
4 ways slacklining parallels life.
I blame this post on the fact I made a not-that-funny joke about teaching therapy-doodle-Charming to slackline. Afterward, in my inimitable way, I grew obsessed with the parallels between slacklining and life. I used to regale anyone who would listen with stories about what terrible balance I had. If you handed me a BOSU ball I'd mount, stand proudly aloft for a few seconds...then ... Continue Reading
Family boot camp ISNT about the booty.
ahhh youth. BOTH of ours. When The Child was tiny and more of a Tornado we moved our bods a lot together. We did Mommy & me everything: yoga, hopscotch, belly dancing, regular dancing. You name it--we tried it. And then she grew up a bit and we moved a LOT together: kickball, hula hoop, scooter, roller skates, Kangoo jumps. You name it--we tried it. And then, having discovered a love ... Continue Reading
Recently Ive had reminders how short life is. If we dont slow down & listen to voices asking us to PLAY & not write about PLAYouts when we’re “ready” it may be too late. This post isnt about the prolific health benefits of jumping rope (sorry not sorry). It’s an invitation to join me in JUMPING not READING about said jumpage. Lets PLAYout! Portable. Least ... Continue Reading
My 4-step process to becoming a LARK.
If I had to pick one I'd say I've always been a lark. I didn't drink coffee until after college & have pretty much consistently leaped out of bed like a puppy. For me the promise of what could happen during any 24 hour period has always been enough to launch me from bed before sunrise. most of my friends feel like THIS about mornings Back when I owned my boutique training studio, I ... Continue Reading
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