I truly believe that we connect to ourselves through the movement of the body. I believe we honor our spiritual selves by completing small fitness goals. God is a God who loves vision. It is through the vision of what could be that we ignite our faith in the ability to achieve the bigger picture, one goal at a time. When we feel capable in our physical bodies, we feel capable in other areas of our lives. It’s time to release the shame of not nurturing our physical selves.
I have coached in the realm of recreational running for nearly 10 years. I have seen women and men from all walks of life transform their lives and mindset just by deciding they wanted to experience the reality of a finish line moment. To do what they thought they could never do created a stronger sense of confidence, more creative outflow, a stronger sense of self and ability, and the imagination to cast greater vision for their life. You may not want to cross a literal finish line, but maybe you have come to a place in your life where you recognize a need to address long dismissed physical fitness health, whether it’s due to busyness, becoming a parent, chasing a career, or were a former athlete who burned out and is now trying to find the will and motivation to start again. Maybe you struggle to stay consistent. Maybe you struggle with caring at all but have a nagging sense that you should. We can work on these things together.
I am a long-distance runner and am an RRCA certified running coach. I have been married to my filmmaker husband for 23 years. We currently reside in Tulsa with our two daughters.