Setting the Stage

  As part of my calculated not-so-risky risk that I am undertaking, I have to complete a self-paced online course. I signed up for the class over two weeks ago but only just started it yesterday. This is a change for me. Normally, I refer to myself as a reverse procrastinator – I get itContinue reading “Setting the Stage”


In my former life, I viewed eating as a purely functional act.  I was not concerned with the quality of food that entered my mouth, as long as it contained the proper macronutrients at the proper time. For almost ten years, my lunch consisted of a premixed protein shake because it was high in protein,Continue reading “Nourishment”

Mental Rehearsal vs. Expectations

What is the difference between mental rehearsal of an event and creating expectations for the event? There has been quite a bit of research and discourse in the last few years about the nature and benefits of mental rehearsal for athletes and others in positions that require a demanding and skilled physical performance. They areContinue reading “Mental Rehearsal vs. Expectations”

One Step at a Time

I mentioned a while back that I signed up for my first (and most likely only!) marathon this fall.  My official training began a few weeks ago, but I am just now at the place where I have to plan to run more frequently and/or longer than I normally would in my non-marathon days. LastContinue reading “One Step at a Time”