Category: Coach


My sex drive is through the roof.  I’ve been charged up all day long, and I think the only time I let it go for awhile was when I made dinner with my son.  Other than that, my system has been in a Code Red status since I woke up this morning. It didn’t help that Coach was in a fitness frenzy today and … Read More Recharge

Evening News

I had a packed day, full of assorted craziness from start to finish. The big snow storm we were promised wimped out and left us nothing but annoyed.  Some minor accumulation and cold air was all she wrote. This morning I received some disturbing but not shocking news about my family in Indiana that reinforced my relief that I decided to move away so … Read More Evening News

Thoughtful Running

The sky was grey and full of winter.  The air was still and cold. I decided to try an old route I haven’t seen since last Spring – a 17-mile quiet stretch of countryside with gentle rolling hills and a section of dirt road that is my little secret. The first 6 miles kept me interested with a busy mind reviewing recent events and … Read More Thoughtful Running

Perfect Fit

Coach and I had a good chest workout today, followed by a few circuit sets that kicked my ass.  It amazes me how I can run so much and lift weights 5 days a week and still feel out of shape. I talked to Coach about that, and he understands what I mean… fitness is a phenomenon that doesn’t rely on a number on … Read More Perfect Fit

Just Weight

My life has done a 180 since I first started Unwritten about 7 1/2 years ago.  On New Year’s Eve, I spent some time looking back through the years of posts and recalling those moments now documented on an internet blog.  It’s been a crazy ride.   But underneath all the excruciating pain of days gone by, I think I always believed I would … Read More Just Weight

Morning Magic

I dragged myself out of bed even earlier than usual this morning to put in a midweek run and to keep a promise I made to Coach.  He’s pushing me – in a good way, like great coaches do – to get back to the thing that we both know lights me up inside and out. I dressed without thinking and headed out in … Read More Morning Magic

All Hallows’ Eve

Today I learned how to tie a tie from the best tie-tier I know.  It’s always empowering to learn something new.  And when I came home to put my new skill to practice with my son’s Halloween costume, I found him fully dressed and ready to go, complete with his tie neatly tied.  Upon questioning, I learned he taught himself from a YouTube video … Read More All Hallows’ Eve

All that Matters is Now

I don’t know what I would do without Coach.  For a year and a half, he has been pushing me daily to build my strength and confidence, and I am evolving from a whiney spineless girl into a full-fledged badass.  When someone gives you positive affirmations regularly for that long, you start to believe it even if you aren’t quite sure of the supporting … Read More All that Matters is Now

I Want Crazy

“I don’t want good, and I don’t want good enough.  I want can’t-sleep-can’t-breathe-without-you love.” ~ Hunter Hayes, I Want Crazy It’s been a pretty amazing week – one of those crazy, turn-your-whole-life-upside-down kinds of weeks.  I ran my fastest medium-length race to date, escaped into Cinderella mode for a glorious fairy godmother moment, celebrated Holy Arm Day with Coach, signed up to ride 280 … Read More I Want Crazy

Itch, Be Gone!

I’m the happiest person on the planet.  I cried on the way home from work tonight from sheer joy and relief and overwhelming gratefulness I feel for every good thing in my life.  In most things, I don’t think I have been given any more or better than anyone else, but being able to feel it is what makes it divine. There is one … Read More Itch, Be Gone!

Cinderella Life

I’m excited to dream but too tired to sleep. Life is busy and wonderful and moving forward like a freight train.  My running schedule is in the back seat while other things take the stage, front and center.  And it’s a good life – a really, really, very good, extraordinary life. Yesterday’s workout with Coach felt deliciously comfortable as we hit our normal routine … Read More Cinderella Life

And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down

The hair on the back of my neck is standing straight up, and I have goosebumps as I await the start of the Washington Redskins’ season opener.  The Monday night crowd sounds electric at FedEx field.   It was Chest Day at the gym, and one of the trainers came over to Coach while I was on the incline press machine with my 45’s … Read More And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down