Run Walk Challenge – The First 12 Days

A little over two weeks ago, I started a daily run-walk challenge with my virtual running-buddy. I didn’t make a big deal about it because I was afraid I wouldn’t stick with it and I didn’t want to announce it and fail in front of all of you. Haha. Like that hasn’t happened several times before. Anyway, the…

What Moses Said

We’re at the cusp of an amazing week. Monday morning. The days ahead have all kind of promise, all kind of potential. How will you tap your potential this week? Yesterday, I had a chat with a good friend about how we use our time and about how Moses prayed, teach us to number our…

Becoming Queen

How does one become known as an expert?  In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell popularized what has become known as the 10,000 theory – the idea that if you spend about 10K hours practicing a skill that you would have built up such expertise to master your craft. But it’s one thing to be an…

10 Tips For Authors Who Want Me To Buy Their Books

When I was a child, I thought as a child. I read the fairytales that every other little girl did, and dreamed of the day some knight would ride in on his white steed to rescue me from whatever tower I’d been locked in. In short, I was delusional.  Even in fiction, that barely happens, Like Julia Roberts…

Half Marathon

Last week, I promised myself that I would amp up my daily activity. And today I set a standard I probably won’t make for the rest of the week but it made for a really active Sunday. Indeed today will be remembered as the day I walked a half marathon in my neighborhood so although…

Fitness Focus 11 11 16

As a child, I couldn’t sit still. I had so much energy. I never walked somewhere if I could run instead. I didn’t sit down if I could jump around. I couldn’t tell you the number of times I got hurt because I couldn’t obey the instructions to not move around so much. And I…

Fitness Focus 10 28 16

After months away, I finally went back to the gym today. I had a cold this week but after several cups of tea made with lemon, ginger, Tumeric and honey, I’ve finally started feeling better and I felt like I needed a little activity to get me back on track. The gym has changed. There…

Tales from the gym 

A few days ago, I showed you what was on my phone’s camera roll. Today, I’ll let you in on what I’m thinking about my workout experiences.  I returned to my gym yesterday. I haven’t been there in a while and it shows in more ways than one. I’ve lost some of my fitness and…

How To Run

Running is the simplest sport. You don’t need a ball, a court or a partner. In fact, you don’t even really need special sneakers because barefoot running is a thing and races have been won in socks, combat boots or whatever footwear a person happens to have on at the time. But running can also…

Free To Run

To celebrate Veteran’s Day – being able to live in the land of the free, – I went out for a 2 mile free run this afternoon. No worries about pace, just run.  I like that I got these shots because now I see how my strike changes when I run downhill. On a flat…

Read For Running

4 workout-related articles to read today: Yoga for runners in Runners World    It helps that the pictures are so impossibly cool – they look cool but I also think it’s impossible to contort my body into some of those positions. (Let me know if you try) Self magazine tackles the question of whether you should…

Write It Down

I deleted more than 7,000 emails yesterday. For the first time in months, my inbox is under 40,000 and I am motivated to keep going. That’s the things about momentum – once you get into a rhythm, it gets easier. Click to read when I found out that exercise gets easier too. I have a…