How To Live In The Awkward Space Between Places

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Waiting doesn’t have to be boring.

We’ve answered the question of “now what?”… but that’s not the end. “What’s next” might not actually START right away. It could be a training plan that starts in a month. It could be any number of scenarios, really. So the question now becomes… what do I do with myself until then? You have to figure out how to live… exist… in this awkward space between places?

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Essential Oils 101 – What YOU Need To Know

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Sometimes treasure is hiding in plain sight.

I don’t know everything… nor will I ever claim to. When I find some new information that I feel has benefit not only to me, but to others… I want to share it! In the not-too-distant past I discovered “essential oils”. I had seen them in passing but didn’t know what they were… and didn’t feel the need to investigate. As far as I knew they were just a small army of weird little bottles behind the counter at the natural food/supplement stores. When I went to NOW Foods headquarters in Illinois for a blogger event, though… one of our info workshops was all about essential oils.

Boy oh boy… what a game-changer!

I was impressed, intrigued, and I had to know more. From there, I totally fell down the rabbit hole, and I feel like everyone should know the benefits of this stuff.  THAT is why I chatted for an hour with Tina, Neil, and Alana from NOW Health Group (NOW Foods) all about “essential oils”. This episode serves as a primer on all things “essential oil” – think of it as Essential Oils 101 – What YOU need to know about them. This is also the kick-off to what may end up being a WHOLE YEAR’S WORTH of articles, posts, and recipes. So BUCKLE UP – this is gonna be a good one 😀

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How to define success and failure – Anchor Down Recap (Podcast #52)

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I talk a big game sometimes

Going into Anchor Down 24 Hour Ultramarathon… I made a bold statement. I said, just like I did before Ghost Train Rail Trail Race last year, that I was coming for a belt buckle. The only acceptable outcome of the race was a 100 mile finish. I did not finish 100 miles at Anchor Down… and I had to figure something out – how to define success and failure. In recapping the event… I’m pretty sure, at least in this instance, I’ve managed to map out the gray area and do just that.

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Why Do We Run… And What Does It Take? (Podcast #51)

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There’s more to a race than you think.

There’s so much that goes into a race, yes, of course, from the participant’s side… but from the Race Director, too. I was fortunate enough to have a chat with a buddy of mine, Jay, who is both a runner AND a race director (I find the best ones are) about exactly what’s involved. Jay joined us in the studio to chat about runners, both “normal distance” and ultra distance… the differences between the two, and what makes us tick. He also talks about what it takes to be a race director for both crowds (and in general). We talk about Anchor Down 24 hour too… but there’s so much more than that… We talk about endurance… the beauty of running… and, really… the human spirit.

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Fight Your Monster And Take Back Your Life (Podcast #49)

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We all have monsters to fight.

Some things are tougher to deal with than others. We all have our own struggles and battles, and some might seem impossible to win. Even if you’ve won a battle or two… maybe you can’t seem to win the war. What’s worse – some of these things we fight… other people can’t understand it. To them, it might as well be… some imaginary monster we’re fighting. Despite that, you can’t give upThere are people that get it… and that are rooting for you. Like us.

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