Closing the Gap

As many of you know, I have been training for my first full Columbus Marathon in October. The race will be a special one, not only because it’s my first 26.2 but because I’m doing it to help raise money and awareness for my good friend, Lindsay Giannobile. [To see her full story, visit] Running was never my thing growing up.  I played volleyball in high school, a sport comprised mostly of compact, precise, explosive movements with periods of rest in between. Eventually running a marathon was an item on my long-term bucket list, but it always seemed fairly unattainable – not because it had never been attempted before, but because my idea of a “long run” was anything over two miles. Put another way: the gap that stood between me and reaching a life goal was too large. I didn’t want to train. I just wanted to wake ...(Read More)

Why New Beginnings on New Year’s Day?

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose…” -Mary Pickford If this is the case, why does the beginning of January create such a surge of new resolutions, goals, and commitments? Why not July 16th or November 3rd or February 22nd? We have the opportunity and the choice to start new ventures, make new decisions, and form new habits at any given time throughout the year. Yet most of us wait until until 12:01AM to “get healthy” or “make a million dollars.” I have two theories on this: The first is that the start of a new year allows us to quantify our results and place our successes and failures from the previous twelve months into a neat little box. It gives us a clean break from our efforts and helps us wrap our heads around what we accomplished within a given time frame. The second is that ...(Read More)