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Grieving a Sports Injury

Grieving a Sports Injury

A sports injury can be difficult to heal from physically, mentally and emotionally.  Some in the field of sports psychology believe we go through phases similar to grieving.  After exploring the topic, diving into the science, watching my fellow athletes heal from injury and being injured myself, I believe we do grieve. My Injury I…

First Marathon Pre-Race Thoughts

First Marathon Pre-Race Thoughts

Our first marathon is 3 days away.  Eek!  The Struggle Buster Trio of Stephanie, Anita and Tricia (that’s me) have trained for over 20 weeks to prepare for the Twin Cities Marathon.  With the race fast approaching, excitement and nervousness are building exponentially.  We thought we would share our pre-race thoughts with you now.  Stephanie…

Marathon Training: Week 19

Marathon Training: Week 19

Training for our first marathon has peaked at Week 19, which had us running 20 miles yet again. The training so far has been a whirlwind of fun, laughter, friendship, pain and mental struggle. The Struggle Buster Trio of Stephanie, Anita and Tricia (that’s me) are feeling the effects of all this training. It is…

Marathon Training: Week Twelve

Marathon Training: Week Twelve

In preparing for our first 18-mile run, doubt and anxiety filled my head. This trio of first-time-wannabe-marathoners, consisting of Anita, Stephanie and myself, continue to train for our first marathon. We are now at Week 12. Running these new longer distances plays with your emotions. There are definite highs and lows. Those low times can…