I’ve been asked to speak at a wellness event!

I’ll announce details as the event approaches, but I’m excited to have been asked to give a 35 minute presentation at a wellness event! Here’s what one of the event organizers wrote when pitching the idea to me in an e-mail: I’m thrilled by her kind words and so excited to speak! Normally my public speaking is focused on food choices and the environment. I can’t wait for a chance to talk about fitness and motivation […]

Motivate Yourself With Temptation Bundling

Having trouble motivating yourself to go for a run, catch up on e-mails or fold that laundry? Katherine Milkman, an associate professor at Wharton, has a possible solution: temptation bundling. Milkman found that people are more likely to stick with a task they sometimes avoid if it’s bundled together with something they really enjoy but only allow themselves to do when they’re completing the less enjoyable task. You can hear her explain the concept in her […]

I’m thinking of repeating Couch to 5k

One of my neighbors recently told me she was starting Couch to 5k again, and that she often does after a long break from running. What a brilliant idea. I’ve been swimming and taking a few classes at the gym (maybe you’ve heard) but not running much. I can still run 3 miles at my slowest half marathon pace without stopping, but what if Couch to 5k could be used not just to get me […]

A little on the “J” word – Can we be nicer about jogging, please?

If you’d like to read some runner’s rants on the internet, search for “jogger”. Being called a jogger when you identify as a runner can sting. It implies a lack of effort, which is infuriating when you’ve been running so hard that your lungs and calves are on fire. It implies you’re slow, which is infuriating when you’ve worked hard for that PR. I get it. I even wrote a post in the early years […]

“When you think you’re done, you’ve just begun!”

This was the sage advice Will chirped from the backseat this afternoon in a sing-songy voice, reiterating a recent lesson from kindergarten. Will went on in depth to explain the writing process for the books they’re working on in kindergarten, but the catchy little phrase stuck with me after. So many times I’ve thought I was done when I was just beginning. Couch-to-5k is the most obvious example. I had no idea where I would […]