Superpowers

Superpowers

A while back I posted a question on the blackboard at Dauntless: if you could have a super-power, what would it be? I didn’t answer it then. I guess I couldn’t decide, really. I think maybe now I’ve answered it, at least for the time being. (Can we...
Perseverance

Perseverance

If you think this photo is just a celebration of a win, you would be wrong. Way, way wrong. This is not about winning. Not even a tiny bit. This is about dedication. About setting a goal as a young girl, persevering, staying true to your dream, and then realizing that...
Defining Beauty

Defining Beauty

There’s a young woman in the fitness industry who wrote a piece last week that caused quite a stir. I don’t know her personally but I’ve followed her work for a while.  Her message is powerful – exactly what women of all ages need...
Insight to Resiliency

Insight to Resiliency

[vc_row padding_bottom=”8px”][vc_column width=”1/1″][blockquote type=”left” cite=”Alice Walker, Living By The Word”] “Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We...

I Got This

I ran a 10 mile race with a client recently.

She has spent over a year recovering from a nasty skiing accident.  Where she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and some guy slammed into her when he lost control.

So the last year of her life has been spent recovering. Dealing with pain.  Not being the athlete she wants to be.  I imagine she wondered, at times, whether she would ever be the sound, vibrant, active, pain-free runner she had been.

She worked hard. She was consistent.  And persistent.

She started running again.  Then entered this 10 mile race.  To keep herself focused on the positive.  Focused on the possibilities.

I wanted to run with her.  For many reasons, but mostly because I deeply wanted to see her succeed.  I admire her. She’s strong. Smart. Knows what she wants. I believed she could do it. I wanted to see it happen. Firsthand.