Category Archives: Motivation

July 2014 Monthly Goals

Are we really already halfway through 2014?  It feels like New Year’s was just yesterday, and that I was finishing my preparations to run my first half marathon.  And now I’m in the middle of my training cycle for my … Continue reading

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Persistence and Hard Work Will Pay Off…The Story of My Sub-31 Minute 5k

For several weeks now, I’ve been pushing myself to increase my running speed, particularly during my weekday runs.  With my weekend runs focused on distance, I’ve been trying to push myself as hard as possible to run a sub-31 minute … Continue reading

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14 in 2014 Update

Believe it or not, we’re almost halfway through 2014!  I have several other posts planned for between now and June 30th, the halfway point of the year, but still wanted to ensure that I reflected upon one of my big goals for … Continue reading

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Focusing On What Matters Most

On Monday, one of the administrators that I worked with during my first two years of teaching passed away after a three year battle with colon cancer.  He was very focused and dedicated to education, first as a teacher and … Continue reading

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The World Is My Stage

During my first half marathon training cycle my mindset was centered on survival.  Each week I focused on getting each run in in order to improve my running endurance, distance abilities, and overall, prove to myself that I could do … Continue reading

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When Your Body Screams “No!”

My goal this week was to get back on track with my training.  Unfortunately, my body is catching up with how busy my schedule has been lately, and I spent all day yesterday feeling extremely run down.  I came home from work … Continue reading

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Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!  Each year on the first Wednesday of June runners across the world come together to celebrate the wonderful sport of running.  Although running is an individual sport, the running community is composed of so many like … Continue reading

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June 2014 Monthly Goals

Its hard to believe that another month has come and gone!  Where is 2014 going?  I need it to slow down and not fly by so fast!  With how busy everything has been lately, I’m a couple of days late … Continue reading

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Friday Five – May 9th – Five Fitness Truths

I’m a sucker for a good motivational quote.  Part of this is due to my desire to always seek improvement, and part of this is to help me stay focused during times of frustration and stress. Motivational quotes are great … Continue reading

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May 2014 Monthly Goals

What a month!  April was jam packed, both with fitness activities as well as work and social events.  This past month I ran two races – the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the Jaguar 5k – and focused on … Continue reading

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