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Suck it up, Buttercup

I am sure I will get a bit of grief about this post as some people might take my thoughts personally and feel the need to justify themselves. I am fine with that. It means I got you thinking about yourself, your excuses, and outlook.

Here's the thing...

You can live your life fully, throwing yourself into whatever it is you choose to do, or you can walk around full of excuses as to why you can't do something. Back in my mid-20's, I worked as a personal trainer for a spell in an affluent upscale fitness center. I quickly learned that people would pay what I considered a ridiculous amount to spend an hour with me supervising them as they lifted weights, ran up and down stairs, or worked through plyometric exercises and stretching routines. I would give them "homework" ranging from cardiovascular exercises to diet modifications even as simple as drinking more water each day, and things they could do in their daily routine to help them achieve their goals. The next w…

Bring on the off-season!

2017 race results:
Xterra Southeast Championships, Pelham, AL- 1st Overall Amateur FemaleUSAT Off-road National Championships at Xterra Gator Terra, AR- 1st Overall FemaleXterra Mountain Championships, Beaver Creek, CO- 5th Overall AmateurITU Cross World Championships, Penticton, Canada- 5th Overall Amateur, 2nd in age groupXterra Pan Am Championships/USA National Championships, Snowbasin Resort, Ogden, UT- 1st Overall AmateurXterra World Championships, Maui, HI- 1st American Amateur Female, 4th OverallAwarded Ms. Xterra 2017USAT ranked 1st overall in the women's 40-44 age group for off-road triathlon for 2017Selected to be part of Pearl Izumi's 2017 Ambador team
Sitting on the couch with my feet up while snow falls outside the window makes me think the race season above and results were just a distant dream rather than only ending a little over a week ago. I don't feel out of shape quite yet, but I have been indulging in chocolate, lattes, beer and wine- a few treats that …