Trust yourself

It’s 5 p.m. on a Saturday and I’m in the middle of running 48 laps around the indoor track at the gym. It’s an easy run that I don’t have to think much about, but given the fact that my last run was outside in shorts and a t-shirt (who knew it could get into the 60s in February — in Wisconsin?!) having to run in circles inside is quickly becoming a bore. So I do what normally works when I feel my mental focus fading on a run: think about the race I’m training for. As I start picturing […]

Never Give Up, Never Lose Hope

Get up. It was 11:15 p.m. on a Wednesday night and I was attempting to fall asleep. But my eyes would not shut. I stared up at the ceiling and heard my intuition say it again. Get up. About 15 minutes prior to this moment my husband had turned off the TV. His beloved Chicago Cubs had blown their lead in Game 7 of the World Series and he couldn’t stand to possibly see them lose in the bottom of the ninth. I had been hiding in the bedroom since the bottom of the 8th inning, as I couldn’t stand […]