Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Every time my right foot contacts the ground, a surge of pain makes me wince. Despite the ache, I keep running because I want this run. In fact, I need this run. Running is how I subdue the stress of running a business and a household that would otherwise overtake me....
Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Not enough time. Not enough energy. Not enough discipline. Are these really the reasons it’s so hard to run consistently? Do you start a training plan that works for a while, but then no matter how hard you try, feels impossible to follow? Do you insist that...
Should I Go On a Running Retreat?

Should I Go On a Running Retreat?

Does going on a running retreat sound like something you’d love to do, but consider it a luxury or self-indulgent? When there’s so much get done, deadlines to meet and people depending on you, leaving it all behind for a week to run along beaches and in the mountains...
Manifesto For Healthy Running

Manifesto For Healthy Running

How many runners do you know who have some kind of injury or issue that’s preventing them from running right now? I can always think of at least a half-dozen people who have said to me recently, “Oh, I’d love to run, but I can’t because of...
Will Your Running Thrive During the Holidays?

Will Your Running Thrive During the Holidays?

Don’t let your running languish over the holidays; instead, THRIVE during the holidays  Last month, I wrote about the importance of self-compassion for creating a running practice that meshes seamlessly with your life, your energy, your busy schedule and...
How Not to Lose Your Running Fitness In the Off Season

How Not to Lose Your Running Fitness In the Off Season

Four stress-free strategies for running through the holidays Having recently wrapped up another season of running retreats and workshops, I’m looking forward to a season at home. Yet, as the weather cools, the days shorten and holiday preparations begin, it...