Yay! It’s Friday. It’s been a long week, hasn’t it? Yesterday, after dropping off one kid at school, I came home and was just going to lie down for a minute…and I woke up two hours later. Guess I’m tired?
Chrissie Wellington retires from professional triathlon
Chrissie Wellington is one of the most inspiring athletes out there. She came upon professional triathlon somewhat later in life and won the 2007 Ironman Championships in Kona less than a year after turning pro. She went on to be crowned Ironman Champion again in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Earlier this week, she announced that she was retiring from triathlon.
“I need to give myself time to explore, to open doors, to hopefully have some other, unexpected doors open in front of me. Here I plunder the wonderful Tolkien quote, ‘Not all who wanter are lost’. I need to wander a little knowing that the ‘right’ path and the next goal will emerge through the mist.”
North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge: Recap
I still sit here in awe of what Pavement Runner accomplished this past weekend. He ran his first ever 50 mile trail race. That in and of itself would be an incredible feat. But he completed this race in miserable and rainy conditions…and he managed a negative split – finishing the second half of the race faster than the first.
Intentions, Sophie and the Sea
I love Martha’s writing. She was one of the first bloggers that I connected with online. This post about some of the struggles she and her daughter are facing simultaneously hurt my heart and made it swell. And the explanation of what it means to set an intention – both on and off the yoga mat – is spot on.
Cut the Fat Speak: An Open Letter to the Yoga Community and a Message for the Holiday Season
While this is written as an open letter to the yoga community, I think that it applies to ALL of us – yogis and non-yogis, runners and non-runners, fitness enthusiasts, and people all over. We all tend to make bargains during the holidays – run a few more miles or an extra yoga class to burn off that extra piece of pie. But “we are much more than conditional thinking.” Let’s make sure that we are nourishing ourselves with food, language and action not only during the holiday season but every day.
How are you going to nourish your mind, body and soul this weekend?