The Best Things in Life Aren’t Always Free

The Best Things in Life Aren’t Always Free

So there’s this thing I do to myself that causes me pain. In fact, it hurts a lot sometimes, but I still do it at least three or four times per week. It usually makes me really tired afterward and I often have trouble breathing while doing it. Even still, I will...
Girls on the Run: Finding Joy Through Running

Girls on the Run: Finding Joy Through Running

Meatball. Meatball. Meatball.   You may be thinking, “Okay Jordan, either you’re really hungry and thinking about spaghetti for dinner tonight or you’ve gone off the deep end …” (Well, to be honest, it is neither of those situations – but you have to admit that...
Why?

Why?

“That doesn’t make sense.” This was the response from my 6-year-old daughter, Keagan, upon hearing that instead of eating lunch today I had gone for a run (in my defense it was 70 degrees and sunny, the literal definition of perfect weather.) I told her to get in line...
Girls on Run: A Coach’s Perspective

Girls on Run: A Coach’s Perspective

  A couple years ago, I was coaching my first Girls on the Run season at an elementary school here in Des Moines. My team was an amazing group of 3rd-5th grade girls, some who had participated in the program before, and a few who were first-timers. However, most of...
Grateful

Grateful

  Guys. It has been a rough winter. Full disclosure… until recently, I hadn’t run much since the Des Moines Marathon last October. And by much, I really mean at all. I can blame it on a million things, but mostly I was burnt out. November and December were...