The Building Blocks of Success

The Building Blocks of Success

One of my favorite quotes about the process and the grind of running and training comes from the great Track & Field Olympian Alexi Pappas. “Training is like building a sandcastle. Every grain of stand is important, even if you can’t see them all.” This is the...

You Just Need Shoes to Start

When I started running again last year, I hadn’t realized that it would be the foundation of sanity in my life during a historic pandemic. During these times of considerable uncertainty– it’s essential to hold on to some sense of normalcy; this...
The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Last week was race week! Ironically enough, it was also Practice 5K week for many of our Girls on the Run of Central Iowa teams. While many of us were participating in the 5K, half, or marathon, the girls on my team were preparing to run the farthest distance they’ve...
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...