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My Fall Race Goal

My Fall Race Goal

A few years ago, I ran races with a fervor. I think I got a little burned out and I know it wore on my body. Let’s be honest, it didn’t do my bank account any favors either. Races are not cheap, my friends! After […]

Putting Myself Back Together

Putting Myself Back Together

The last year and a half of life chewed me up and spit me out in a cruel way. Without a doubt, losing my grandma was a central part of that. She was more than just a grandparent, she was like a second mom and […]

May 2018 Goals

May 2018 Goals

Hi, my name is Mindy and my usual Type A, goal oriented persona is failing lately. By lately, I mean for the last year. In hindsight, I’m honestly (mostly) okay with that. I last set some goals in March and didn’t really think about them […]

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 […]