The Power of Pacing

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times from Tammy, my primary physical therapist, “Pace yourself, Cheryl.” After a serious brain injury due to an illness, I spent over a year in physical therapy learning how to do basic things such as walk and lift a pencil with two fingers.  It was fascinating to watch my body/brain, try to figure out which part of my body went with the part of my brain that was trying to → Read more

The Power of Pacing2020-10-23T10:21:23-04:00

Helping You Run Your Race Well

A friend of mine just qualified to run in the Boston Marathon.  She is quite excited.  I just don’t get it.  I’m not a runner.  I can’t imagine pounding hours and miles on these aching joints! But my conversation with her led to a thought – She is running to finish. Finishing the race, to her, would mean winning. It isn’t about being the first one to cross the finish line and break the ribbon.  It’s about finishing. As believers → Read more

Helping You Run Your Race Well2020-10-23T10:21:51-04:00

OFF YOUR MARK? RESET. GO!

Track Olympiad, Usain Bolt, was almost guaranteed the gold at the 2011 World Championships.   A change to the Fast Start rule was about to end that. Bottom line, if a runner false starts even once, he’s disqualified.   Watching Usain lift his shirt over his head in agony as he realized there would be no second chance, is burned in my memory. Rules can disqualify us. But we can disqualify ourselves. Consider this story:  a man trains to be in a → Read more

OFF YOUR MARK? RESET. GO!2020-10-23T10:22:33-04:00