The Best Diet for 2014

Gotcha!  I knew I could catch your interest with a title like that!! Are you still looking for IT – the plan that will do it for you this year, the ONE that will help you meet your New Year’s resolution (the same one you make every year, to lose X number of pounds, maybe[…]

Build Strong Mental Skills to Enhance Weight Loss Efforts

I picked up a recent issue of Runner’s World magazine, intrigued by the teaser on the cover:  “Beyond the Mantra – Transform Your Running with Your Mind”.  Hmm, sounds like something I talk about often, but in reference to eating habits and weight loss.  “Transform Your Eating with Your Mind” would be the title I[…]

Remember . . . It gets easier.

I went for a run this morning, my usual 3 miler.  I have been enjoying this lately, as long as I keep the distance short and the frequency low (about once a week).  It feels like a celebration of my no-longer-strained hamstring muscle. This morning, however, I just wasn’t feeling the good “mojo” as I[…]

Life As a Run 3

Push too hard and you will find yourself at the other end of the exertion spectrum – not pushing at all or giving up completely. This is the latest of my wisdom gleaned while running.  The competitive side of me is showing its colors lately, as I get closer to an upcoming local 5K run.[…]

Life As a Run 2: Recalibrate Your “Hard-o-Meter”

I recently pulled out my “Hard-o-Meter” and took a fresh look.  It has been years since I last thought about this . . . Where exactly are my limits?  What can I really do, in all areas of life?  (Gotcha, didn’t I?  You thought this was something dirty, didn’t you?) For years I have settled[…]

Life as a Run

I am so excited to be able to run again!  There was a long time – a couple of years, really – when I found myself struggling to get through even a mile without having pain in my knee.  I felt defeated every time I had to stop.  I felt so good otherwise, and other[…]