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Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Weeks 2 and 3

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Weeks 2 and 3

A more accurate title for this post would be Bodyshred Recap: Weeks 2 and 3, as actual triathlon training was almost (but, not entirely!) nonexistent. I knew that swimming was not an option during week two because the pool was closed during spring break. Weather […]

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Week 1

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Week 1

Despite the fact that I deferred my spring races – a half marathon and a 25k – I still have a sprint triathlon on the calendar for early June. While the thought of the two road races didn’t light a fire in my soul, I […]

Why I Deferred My Spring Races and What’s Next

Why I Deferred My Spring Races and What’s Next

Last fall, I realized I wasn’t dealing with my grief very well. I made the decision not long after that running the 2017 Chicago Marathon wasn’t in my best interest, seeing as how the race was about four weeks away and I hadn’t run more […]

Accepting the Invitation to Grow and Expand

Accepting the Invitation to Grow and Expand

On a recent episode of The Robcast, the always incredible Rob Bell shared a sentiment that struck a chord: “Trauma, stress, disruption, and change will always have an invitation within them to grow and expand. If, in those times of¬†trauma, stress, disruption, and change, you […]

March 2018 Goals

March 2018 Goals

While I have set monthly goals so far this year, I realized something important about them while reflecting on my grief journey. I wasn’t setting goals for personal development, to improve my fitness, or to grow my business. It may appear that way on the […]

The Other Side of Grief, Maybe

The Other Side of Grief, Maybe

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve started this post. I tried crafting the “perfect” post, but it never felt right so, time and time again, I’d delete everything and start again. I struggled to put into what was happening in my head and […]

February 2018 Goals

February 2018 Goals

Happy February! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or will we get an early spring? I’m always hoping for the latter, especially after a couple days in January that were a taste of spring! More importantly, did January feel absolutely endless to anyone else? Goodness […]

2018 Week in Review: Week 4

2018 Week in Review: Week 4

The name of the game this week was easing back into my workout routine. After the flu knocked me down for about two weeks, I was careful not to overdo things. I could tell, especially on my first run, that I still have a good […]

2018 Week in Review: Weeks 2 and 3

2018 Week in Review: Weeks 2 and 3

My goal is to write these posts weekly, but the flu bug hit me hard near the end of week two and I had a feeling I wouldn’t have much to say for week three. (That ended up to be absolutely true.) So, I opted […]

2018 Week in Review: Week 1

2018 Week in Review: Week 1

Even though we’re into the second week of 2018 already, this somehow feels like the first “real” week of the year to me! Anyone else? With New Year’s Day falling on a Monday, last week felt more about getting back into routines, especially since I […]