Who is in your Breakfast Club

Who is in your Breakfast Club

Training for any big event can be tough. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, work and kid stress make you want to stick something in your eye, you’ve got some weird pain in your ear that’s making you not want to train because WebMD...
National Coaches Day

National Coaches Day

  There was an important date marked on my calendar last week. It wasn’t an official national holiday like Halloween or Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t my mom’s birthday. This day is special for a completely different reason. Sunday, October 6 was National Coaches...
Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

For a couple of years after college, I lived and worked in the mountains of south-central Colorado at 9000 feet at a conference center. I had charge of a herd of 20 horses and a small staff of wranglers. We led rides into the mountains, and I teamed up with a...
Two Heads May be Better than One

Two Heads May be Better than One

When it comes to running, I am a lone wolf. I may occasionally run with a friend but never regularly. For the most part I enjoy running alone. I train alone, I run races alone, and I always run my daily run alone. Running is my ME time. I have never joined a running...
A Timeline of My IMT Des Moines Marathon Experience

A Timeline of My IMT Des Moines Marathon Experience

10/21/2018 5:30 am:  My body jolts awake. I can’t take the suspense any longer, I have to get up. I’ve been lying awake in bed for the past hour, anxious about the upcoming day. My mind swirling around, trying to process what I am about to go through. Will I be...