Athletics

Play Hard

Play Hard

Howdy!! We all deserve to know what it feels like to be able to move our bodies without worrying whether we can or not.  I remember when I was a kid waking up in the summer and thinking about being outside.  I wanted to run, play, see my friends, get on the monkey bars or the merry-go-round.  My sister and I would have to be called inside to eat and would stay out until it was dark.  I remember wa... »

Go Get It

Go Get It

Holla! What are you willing to do to get what you want?  Seriously?  Are you ready to stop making excuses and actually accomplish what you want to?  So many things start with the reasons why you cannot.  What if you shifted your focus on the reasons you could do something.  What is it you want to accomplish?  What dreams do you have?  We have a million reasons why we don’t do what we are tru... »

Get Moving

Get Moving

Howdy, After my marriage ended all I could do was run.  I ran a lot.  It was during one of these runs that I had one of my first moments of enlightenment or oneness.  I lived in Collingswood, NJ at the time and had a running route that took me past the Cooper River and several other bodies of water.  It was a lovely route and a lovely town.  In the middle of my run I passed a tree that I had alway... »

Success!

Success!

Aloha! The rain is coming down on Maui on my last night here.  It is appropriate since I will be heading into the rain of the Pacific North West.  The cruel truth is that rain here is warm and tropical, in Seattle it is cold and brutal.  My trip has been a fantastic journey, travel and food and working out and meeting awesome people.  However, I am very excited to come home.  I miss my bed, my thi... »

P2P

P2P

Howdy!! I have been a coach for a long time.  During this time I have always benefitted from working near and with other coaches.  Once I left the collegiate coaching world I lost the coaching community that was built-in.  Since that time I have worked in clubs and on my own, but never with coaches that were about connecting, communicating and growing themselves and others, in the same way.  When ... »

Your Responsibility

Your Responsibility

Sweat.  Daily.  Seriously. I know that my fitness routine (my life) is sometimes daunting and to many seemingly impossible.  I am never trying to get someone to move their body as much as I do, unless they would like to.  But, movement is what life is about.  There are all kinds of ways to get a good sweat and all you need to do is try various activities to find the one that works for you.  Self-c... »

Go Team!!

Go Team!!

Happy Happy Day! We walk around behaving as if we don’t matter.  It is not true.  We are all significant.  Each of us are integral to all things, including the animals, the trees, etc. I love sports for many reasons.  One of which is the fact that it is very obvious that each person on a team is key to the overall wellbeing of the team.  It matters to the unit that one piece isn’t read... »

Ready All, Row!

Ready All, Row!

“On the water, nobody can hear you scream.”  ~Unknown Hiya, When I was in college I began my rowing career.  I went to an introductory meeting after seeing a flyer.  I had been told by a sophomore that I could row without any prior experience.  She has done it and thought that it would be perfect for me after I told her that I was looking for a sport to do.  I knew that there would be ... »

A New Way to Partaaay!

A New Way to Partaaay!

Howdy yall! Today was a busy day.  Sundays are my Mondays, so to speak.  I have 3 classes all in the morning, one after the other.  Today was a little different.  I agreed to teach a charity ride at noon, directly after my last class.  One of my riders at FlyWheel SLU had an idea.  She wanted to have a birthday celebration at her new favorite place. She recently decided to get her health back.  In... »

Working Out!

Working Out!

Howdy! “I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.”  ~Marsha Doble I work out several times a day.  This daily practice is a part of a dream realized.  Movement keeps me going and I appreciate it every day.  There have been times in my life where I had a hard time motivating to go to the gym.  The most recent time was after about a year of livin... »

On Your Mark

On Your Mark

“I am too positive to be doubtful.  Too optimistic to be fearful.  And too determined to be defeated.”  ~vandon Yeehaw! I LOVE winning.  It’s true.  The other truth is that everybody does!  Ok, not everyone but most.  As an instructor and coach I am not competing in the same way I do as a rower, runner, Words With Friends player.  Instead I compete to get my athletes as fit as I ... »

First Spartan Race Down!

First Spartan Race Down!

Howdy! I am home after over 12 hours of being away racing in my first obstacle course race.  I am tired, scratched up, and sore.  I am also very happy.  It was fun and ridiculous and easy and hard.  There were parts that were absolutely doable and others that were, well, let’s say that I had a 30 second moment where I told myself that I was going to have to really dig deep and just deal with... »

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