Sometimes the fear is greater than the ability

My youngest daughter is not just a gymnast, she is a good gymnast. She amazes me with her athletic ability, physical strength and attention to detail. Natural talent mixed with genetic disposition has given her the tools necessary for possible greatness, not to mention the fact that she is one of the lucky few that … Continue reading Sometimes the fear is greater than the ability

Word for the day: Perseverance

Although the word perseverance generally invokes the idea of steadfastness and steady persistence in spite of opposition, my favorite definition of the word perseverance is "Continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory". It's that word grace that resonates strongly with me, because for a lot of years I didn't … Continue reading Word for the day: Perseverance

Pour Your Heart Out: I don’t really like running

In three weeks I will be doing my best to refrain from either anxiety driven or flat-out exertion induced vomiting while running my first half-marathon.  This last month has also proven to be more challenging to stay on my running schedule. School is almost out, and suddenly there seems to be an over abundance of … Continue reading Pour Your Heart Out: I don’t really like running

Learning to pace myself

Not much more than a month stands between me and the half marathon I signed up for back in January. I've been comfortably running up to eight and nine miles in the temperature controlled confines of my basement. My treadmill and I have a good relationship. I can count on one hand how many times … Continue reading Learning to pace myself

Gymnastics teaches lessons I didn’t know I needed to learn

Four years later, each gymnastics season still reveals unexpected treasures in my child. For two years we bonded with a couple of amazing individuals who felt more like family than coaches. My daughter knew what was expected of her, she knew where she stood in the hearts of her coaches and she desired to make … Continue reading Gymnastics teaches lessons I didn’t know I needed to learn