September 17th, 2012

A therapeutic run

Have you seen some of the 10 Running Questions posts going around? I had planned to answer those this morning (thanks, Robin, for the tag!), but all weekend I was thinking about my friend Terzah’s answer to question number two: three words that describe my running. She listed:

Freeing

Rejuvenating

September 2nd, 2012

Running for SLOS: A mom’s story of grief and hope

Sunday’s purposeful running series continues this morning with an especially moving story. Mary Helen describes her parenting journey from joy to shock to grief and back again. I am in awe of Mary Helen’s honesty, humility, perseverance and strength. You can follow her ongoing training and Damien’s progress at A Written Purpose. And grab a [...]

August 27th, 2012

Two magic words for running (and life)

Our whole family went out for a run early yesterday morning. What a treat to all run together at an easy, conversational pace! This last month has been a “cut-back” month for me, something I needed both mentally and physically.

The care-free country runs on vacation helped me to fall in love with running all [...]

August 26th, 2012

Purposeful running- Mandy’s story

This girl has spunk! I won’t ruin her story for you, but I am so inspired by her drive and determination. She has big goals, and I have no doubt she will achieve them. She’s also a new mom, with an adorable one year old. You can follow Mandy’s running journey at No More Standing [...]

August 19th, 2012

What lessons has running taught you?

I love Jen’s reflective personality. She is often sharing life lessons she learns through running on her blog, and even has an entire tab detailing her reasons for running, so I was excited that she agreed to write a purposeful running post. She shares an important body image lesson that running taught her. Check out [...]

July 29th, 2012

Purposeful running: Carrie’s story to healthy

Please welcome my friend Carrie today! She has made impressive changes in the last few years on her journey to find healthy, and never imagined that running would be part of her story. Carrie and I share similar passions in terms of holistic health, running and eating well. You can get to know her better [...]

July 15th, 2012

Purposeful running- Rachelle’s post-baby comeback

While I’m off “tri”-ing this morning, Rachelle is here to share how she started running and why she loves it. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Rachelle through her blog, Livin the Fit Life, where she shares her running inspiration, product reviews, and race reports. She also maintains a hiking blog, at Livin the Hike Life. [...]

July 8th, 2012

Corey’s running journey: From casual to competitive

I met Corey at the Houston Marathon where we chatted and walked the expo together, and since then she has become a good friend and inspirational athlete. She was also one of the key people encouraging me to give triathlons a try! Although Corey doesn’t think she has much of a story to tell, hers [...]

June 24th, 2012

Purposeful running- Abbi’s couch to ultras

Many thanks to Abbi for sharing her purposeful running story today! I love that she touches on the way that running can boost our confidence and self-esteem. Although she’s only been running for 3 years, she progressed from 5k’s to marathons to one year, and already completed three 50ks and just ran her first 40 [...]

June 17th, 2012

Purposeful running- Angela’s story

Happy Father’s day!! Hope you’re all making a big deal out of the dads in your life. The dad in our house requested a wings and baseball night last evening… easy enough! But we’ll do our best to make today extra special, too.

Today, my friend Angela is sharing her running story. She’s a [...]

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