How virtual challenges are keeping me motivated and saving my sanity

How virtual challenges are keeping me motivated and saving my sanity

Let’s continue the discussion about virtual races we started three months ago with “Do Virtual Races Count?” I still feel my conclusion is accurate, that virtual races should count in whatever way you want them to count, although by July, I had lost interest in them for the most part.

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Week One: Bringing theCauseCoach back to Facebook

Week One: Bringing theCauseCoach back to Facebook

This is the first week of the rest of my life, right? With my lay-off and the holiday weekend behind me, I’m focusing on what’s next.

Have you seen that I’m back on Facebook? After taking a stand at the end of last year and completely deleting my account followed by a three month hiatus, I rejoined on March 31. I simply felt, in light of the lockdown and pending sense of doom at that time, a bit disconnected. I hadn’t, as I had hoped, found an alternative to Facebook.

What did I find in the time away? 

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My first day with CARA

My first day with CARA

The last 6 years I have spent essentially re-grouping. This month in 2014 I was diagnosed with cancer. In June that year, a month after surgery, I lost my job and as my life spiraled further out of control that summer and fall, culminating with my husband’s death in October, I vowed to create a new and better life for me and my daughter. It took me a little longer than I thought it would.

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A look back at the 2010s

A look back at the 2010s

The turning of the calendar page last week also signaled the end of the decade. How were your last 10 years? For me it was the best of times and the worst of times. Mostly I felt like I was in survival mode, but in looking back now I feel pretty bad-ass and realized I actually did accomplished a lot. Running and exercise was a big part of life and not only helped me stay sane, but empowered me and made me feel strong. Read more