Diary, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training

Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

After a lot of reticence and procrastinating, I finally attended my first ever open water swimming clinic. I have pretty much been terrified of the water since I started training for the LA Triathlon and since it’s coming down to crunch time, I started doing my research about a month ago. I was unsuccessful at cajoling some of my friends…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity

Want to Join a Charity Marathon Team?

I’m hosting a public video chat today to give you information on joining Team Dress for Success. If you’ve been wanting to get into running, this is a great opportunity! I will be hosting group runs on weekends as a volunteer and (hopefully) helping everyone reach their running and fundraising goals. I’ll also be available after the info session to…

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Fitness, Personal Development, Running, Swimming

Via Formspring: Hi! I am 18 years old and I have been struggling with my weight from a young age. I finally decided that I wanted to make a change in my life. I am about to start college and I was wondering if you had some tips for me.

Transitioning from high school to college can be a difficult experience. The freedom that comes from being able to make your own decisions may lead you down a path that ultimately ends up self-destructive despite your best intentions. Being able to eat whenever you want, whatever you want, can have a negative impact on your waistline, self-esteem, and energy level…

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Book Review, Personal Development, Triathlon Training

Recent Read: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul – How to Create a New You

I’m currently working through an amazing book by Deepak Chopra on how people can essentially reincarnate in real time by making small adjustments to their thinking and being. It’s something I’ve believed is completely possible (see previous blog: My Theory on Reincarnation) but it was great to actually read it from someone else! Change is difficult. The body fights for…

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Book Review, Running

Recent Read: 50/50

I was in the thicket of planning the inaugural Dress for Success Worldwide-West’s 5K when I was hunting for resources to guide my efforts. I needed something that went through race logistics from both an organizational and runner’s perspective and was lucky to stumble upon this great find. As usual, Dean is a fantastic writer. This book was written a…

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