Today’s Mindful Moment: What to do when you’re stuck at home? Be creative and have fun! Thoughts and ideas from the mouths of teenagers.
This week’s Mindful Moment with Bethany: No one is exempt from self-care. To bring the best of who we are to our everyday, sometimes that means putting yourself first.
Day #21 - Lessons Learned in Running--I DID IT! Today was a monumental day for me--I accomplished my first half marathon! Wahooo--It was amazing! I did the Madison Garden Marathon for Children's Voice, Inc, which is a nonprofit organization to help prevent child abuse. It was the coldest day out of all our running--at 8:15am... Continue Reading →
Ask the experts and learn from their success! Today at work there was a man sporting a Chicago Marathon T-shirt. I asked him if he was a runner, and he said he had done several. He had just completed the Madison Mini Marathon this past weekend, the same one my good friend had done. You... Continue Reading →
I have run almost 20 miles this past week! Never in my life would I have thought that I would be able to do that. In high school it took me almost 15 minutes to run/walk one mile. It still blows my mind to think about this accomplishment. What started out as a seemingly impossible... Continue Reading →
When the Elements Align. Day #18 - Lessons Learned in Running. I ran 8.2 miles for the first time in my life, and everything was perfect for this run. My husband and I got up at 6:05am, had a black cup of coffee, half a hard boiled egg, and half a piece of peanut butter... Continue Reading →
Living for the Downhills. Day #17 - Lessons Learned in Running. I live for the downhills in running, but it usually means there is first an uphill. You push, sweat, and slowly and steadily dig in on the way up the hill. Your muscles burn with fatigue as you press forward--you don't dare stop. Then... Continue Reading →
For the Love of Carbs! Day #16 - Lessons Learned in Running. I love carbs! This week I switched up my diet by reducing the number of carbs that I was eating by half--not an easy adjustment. I have gone from eating 250-350 grams of carbs per day to the goal of 100-150 grams per... Continue Reading →
Trust. Day #15 - Lessons Learned in Running. My friend and I, and a rapidly growing number of people, are going to be doing a half marathon in September in Madison, WI. It is exciting to see how as we have been on this journey of training, the relationships and trust we have for one... Continue Reading →