Sat Down

I used to be a runner. It was my peace and my solace. I used to figure things out on the road until an injury forced me to hang up my running shoes about five years ago. And then a few months back, I had the idea to return to my favorite sport and talked a friend into training for the Twin Cities 10k. We found a very reasonable training plan online and began the two-month training regimen for the race. I was so excited to get back to it. My fav sport was back and, this time for good. A 10k this year, next year a half marathon! The next ten years would be full of destination marathons and running with friends.


Not really. One month in, while on a morning run, my feet decided that my fifty (something) year old body wasn’t up for running on the sand. One month and a foot surgery later, I have been forced to slow down, a lot.


It was super stressful at first, but two weeks into it, I am finding a huge blessing in seeing more of what is going on around me. Looking and listening to my husband when he speaks and actually seeing people’s faces when I am out in the world. Asking questions about other people’s day and life, and actually listening to their answers.


There is a lot to be said for burning the candle at both ends. I have done it my entire life until a little mishap sat me down. While devastated at first, I am now seeing that it may be one of the best things that has happened to me in a while.

Training Every Day

This is my favorite article of the day from Forbes by Sundararajan Narayanan Forbes Councils Member:


”Building a high-performing team requires a combination of skills, but those skills are constantly evolving. The only way to remain relevant and get out in front from a skills- and capability-based perspective is to get serious about training and commit to it for the future. Training isn’t an annual exercise or quarterly assessment. It needs to be part of your company’s core values and reinforced daily — at all levels of an organization.”