Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

Category Archives: motivation

How to Get Your Dream Job

Those of you who pay attention may recall that I promised you “good news” (in the non-Second Coming sense) last Monday.  Obviously, that didn’t happen. Instead, I’ve chewed my nails, … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

Confession: I Kind of Suck at Running

I promise I’m not trying to bring you down on your holiday weekend! Nor am I fishing for a flood of, “What?? You’re amazing!” messages to boost my ego. (Not … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

People are Reading My Blog…Now What?

Here’s a question…if you’d just written your most successful blog post ever, what would YOU do next?  (Keep in mind that you just cancelled your cable to save $50 a … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Quit Your Job (With No Real Backup Plan)

I just read an article about how to be a successful blogger, and it said that the most important element of every post is the title. Titles that start with … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 9 Comments

Why Runners Don’t Talk About Injury

It’s the ultimate enigma. The one topic that every single issue of every single running magazine in existence covers, and yet no one ever talks about. Injury. I feel like … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Olympic Spirit and Olympic Egos

It’s the final day of the Olympics, and I’m already moving into a period of misty-eyed nostalgia. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit of an Olympics freak. I love … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why Do I Do This, Again?

About once a year, I reach a point where I think, “Now I’m getting serious about running.” I know that to a layperson — aka a non-runner or “normal person”– that … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

What I Learned at a Running Clinic

Here’s something you might not know about me. Name a type of anxiety, and I have it. Social anxiety, performance anxiety, test anxiety, fear of flying, fear of heights, fear … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

I Don’t Believe in New Year’s Resolutions, but…

I spent a lot of time contemplating my first post of 2012. After all, I figure you can’t just start a new year with, “I went on a run and … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Crossing the Chasm

A good friend recently started a new job for an athletically-oriented company, wherein she is expected to regularly take part in a number of endurance events. My first impression: This … Continue reading

October 2, 2011 · 3 Comments