It’s almost the new year and people are trying to get their stuff together for the new year. Developing new routines and joining the gym are top of the list for the new year but you don’t have to wait until the new year. It’s only a few days away, why not start now? Don’t say you’re going to start meal prepping next week? Start your new years goals now. Why start now? It’s best to start now so that when the new year comes there isn’t PRESSURE to succeed and stick with it. Now is the time to test… View Post

Hey all!  Today’s motivation Monday was sparked by a Facebook comment. I ran a race yesterday. I know you’re shocked, right?  I’ve been feeling way under the weather and I wasn’t expecting much.  The one thing I was counting on that it would be a horrible experience.  I was still sleeping 20 minutes before the start of the race. Something happened after the race that made me WANT to make this video. After I finished the race I posted this: I finished and I didn’t do horrible either. Ran the half in 2:18 and I was sick. Nice way to… View Post

Winning isn’t everything and being the best isn’t all that.  Keep that in mind as you go through life.  It’s great to come in on top and it’s great to highly successful but that isn’t going to happen every time you do try something. It’s ok not to be the best at something.  It’s acceptable to try something and not get it the first time.  It’s not acceptable to give up after trying something that didn’t go the way you thought it would go the first time around. The thing to remember is there is more than one way to… View Post

Happy Monday!  It’s time for that Monday Motivation message to get you through the week.  I’m still in Missouri but there is one thing I’ve learned this weekend.  You can improve.  No matter where you think you are, the challenges you’ve faced or the backslide you may have taken; it is possible to improve. When I ran the Chicago Marathon, I didn’t have my finest hour.  It was hard and rough.  I really questioned if I was ready to continue my quest because things have been so rough for me lately.  I thought that maybe I could just put it… View Post

I didn’t know that when I was searching for a charity for the Chicago Marathon I would find the cause that would change my entire attitude. I had no plans to run Chicago and to be honest I had no desire to ever run this race. But after a rough couple of months and a lot of deep thinking, I decided that I needed to run Chicago to make a statement to myself. I needed to show myself that I had changed, that I’ve grown and I’m no longer afraid to be united or stand alone. And then I found… View Post