5 Myths that Kept Me from My First 5k

I can still remember the summer I ran my very first 5k. Although I had been physically active for years doing everything from step aerobics to country line dancing classes (think early 90’s), I was very intimidated by the idea of signing up for an official road race. I was out in Colorado for the summer for a six-week training and a group of my friends had decided to train for this 5k as a way to stay in shape over the summer. I was reluctant to sign up because I considered myself a terrible runner, but peer pressure finally won out. Read more “5 Myths that Kept Me from My First 5k”

Podcast: Michelle Crossman and Bethany Rutledge Share their Journey of Infertility

The modern woman. We are told that we can do it all. We can have a career, be an athlete, pursue our passions and have a family. There’s always the next goal to achieve, the next race, the career milestone, the next adventure.

What happens when we decide that we are ready for a family but nothing happens? What happens when we realize that our fertility didn’t keep pace with all of the goals that we wanted to accomplish before we had children? Read more “Podcast: Michelle Crossman and Bethany Rutledge Share their Journey of Infertility”

Podcast Guest: Pam LeBlanc Challenges us To Live Adventurously

Pam LeBlanc spent 15 days backpacking the John Muir Trail in August and September 2016. While climbing up Mount Whitney, shown here, she decided that she would declare 2017 her Year of Adventure. Photo by Chris LeBlanc

 

How does someone who was a shy, scrappy kit turn into a strong, confident woman who at fifty-three decides to embark on a year of adventure? Today’s podcast guest, Pam LeBlanc shares her adventurous story.

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Podcast Guest – Meredith Atwood and Her Journey to Help People Find Their Best Selves

We had the opportunity to chat with Meredith Atwood, also known as Swim Bike Mom. Meredith is funny, inspirational, and full of great insight for anyone who is looking to change their life. We hope you are as encouraged as we were by Meredith’s journey to find her own best life and then mobilize a tribe to help others discover their best life!  Read more “Podcast Guest – Meredith Atwood and Her Journey to Help People Find Their Best Selves”

Tips on How to Mentally & Physically Recovery from an Accident

On Tuesday, I (Kathryn), shared a bit more about my cycling accident and how I began to deal with some changing expectations in the middle of a trail running vacation in Bend, Oregon. If you haven’t read that story, go here to get some context for today’s post.

My helmet which was crushed from where I landed on my head

In the 5 weeks since the accident, I’ve learned a lot of practical lessons (dirt) on recovering from an accident. Many of you have probably had a similar situation and I would love to hear what you have learned as well! Read more “Tips on How to Mentally & Physically Recovery from an Accident”

How Does Exercise Add Value to Your Life?

Earlier this week, Heather Reynolds posted on how triathlon changed the way she viewed her body. It's a story about how to learn to love your body for what it does rather than for how it looks. Breaking it down further, it's a story of of how exercise and training has so much more value than a simple task to burn calories.

We asked our community about the value training has brought to their lives. What we found were reasons ranging from competition, to seeking greater mental health and clarity. Check out some of their creative answers below!

 

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10 Easy Ways to Break out of Your Routine Today

We loved Dusty Scott’s story of breaking out of routine and getting uncomfortable.  Some of us like routine and others shun it but we can all agree that routine makes us comfortable.  It’s easier to do the same things we always do on a Tuesday instead of breaking out of that routine to try something new.

Sometimes the first step isn’t signing up for an epic event or finding a new adventure.

Sometimes the first step in your journey is just to do one simple thing that breaks your routine and makes you feel a little uncomfortable. Read more “10 Easy Ways to Break out of Your Routine Today”

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