Lil Runner Girl

“If you feel like you can go, then run. I will see you at the finish line.  Good luck! ” And with that, Olivia was off, flying.  Olivia hadn’t been training, beyond an occasional quarter to half mile jog a couple times a week. To be honest, I really thought Olivia was going to struggle…

Temp Check on 2012

Where did 2012 go? It is half over already! I made a list of goals on New Years Eve, things I wanted to work on, ways to improve my life in the new year. I felt the goals were achievable but I had no clue that 2012 would be the most transformative of my 37…

Working My Ass Off

Working is getting in the way of my fitness life and it sucks. I am used to a pretty flexible, laid back kind of schedule – Saturdays off, work done by 2 pm, 3 days off a week, etc. Lots of time to be a mom AND workout. I had a great schedule and I…

Bands on the Run

I was terrified standing at the start line. Butterflies in my stomach, shaking legs, numb feet. I was a wreck.  The race started and all my fears and issues disappeared as I started to move.  I pressed play on my iPod and slipped into my groove as I started the course. Today I ran my…

Exercising the Demons

Solitude. Tranquility. Zen. Time in the pool is all of these things and more. I have spent countless hours in my life stroking up and down the pool, nothing to distract me from my thoughts other than the silento counting of laps in my head. I have planned a move across the country, changed careers,…

I is for Inspiration

In our busy lives, sometimes we need a little kick in the booty, a little inspiration, to make real, meaningful changes in our lives. And sometimes, we find it in the most random places. Every morning a man named Rand comes into my shop and buys a cup of coffee from me. Now I am…

Cycling Cafe by the Sea

Cape Porpoise Kitchen is a gem not to be missed when you are pedaling down the scenic stretch of road from Biddeford Pool to Kennenbunkport. Coffee By Design, a Portland based coffee roaster, is brewed to perfection. Diana, their baker, bakes up everything from local favorites like whoopie pies and blueberry buckles to “buffalo chip”…