Thankful for…#TheRunningWriter

Ever get in the “poor me” mindset? ***raises hand*** It happens pretty easily, especially when you’re faced with a life obstacle. It could be a small one or a mountain sized one. Regardless of the size, tough days are just that–tough. So, today, I choose to start out thankful. Thankful for my hubby, my coffee, my friends, my faith… As I started listing things and people to be thankful for, more and more came to mind. My heart lightened a bit, and I was reminded that while I might be struggling with something, there is still plenty to be thankful[…]

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Setbacks and Comebacks

**Your greatest SETBACK could lead to your greatest COMEBACK** I heard that phrase at church this past weekend and it really encouraged me. I hope it can encourage you, too. No matter what we’ve done–the good, the bad, the ugly–it can used to fuel our greatest comeback from our low points. Hang in there, my friends. You are strong! You can use whatever you’re dealing with right now and let it be the start to an amazing comeback.

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Take The Shot. Face the Penalty.

Athletics have been in my life since the fifth grade. I played tennis in junior high and high school. I played in college as well, thankful for the resources it provided for me to pay for college. After college I found competitive inline speed skating, road & mountain biking and now I’m into the ultra endurance running. It felt only natural for me to jump into writing a novel about athletes. Especially when it came to women in athletics. As a female athlete, especially one who was wicked-competitive, I faced off with plenty of resistance from men—even other women who[…]

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A peek into my crazy mind…#TheRunningWriter

Yep. There’s a look into my scary mind. And no, it’s not scary that I get up at 4am to run. It’s scary that I need an alarm to remember to get into the shower. LOL. I seriously lose hours when I’m writing. My characters keep chatting, changing directions, or just flat out talking up a storm. I legit forget to do things. That’s why I have to set alarms. My hubby jokes that I need to set one to remember to breathe. It’s not quite that chaotic in my head. Yet. What are your little tricks to staying on[…]

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