It’s the Rise, Not the Fall

by Linda Shull Do you have a plan for your health, well-being, spiritual growth, and refreshment? Does even thinking about having a wellness plan overwhelm you? Have you considered how you will handle a crisis situation beforehand and how that will affect your overall wellness? How will you get Read more

Fitting It All In

by Bethany Rutledge How do you fit it all in? This is a question I often get asked about my training. Specifically, the question asked is how does one find time for self and health with a job, a life, church, friends, and endless commitments and responsibilities.  I must admit my response can vary Read more

The Power of a Smile

I had a migraine headache all weekend. Between the pounding, throbbing, nausea, and sensitivity to any and all stimuli, it wasn’t one of my better weekends.  But as I lay in bed, I began thinking about some research that had recently come out regarding the power of a smile. This study revealed Read more

No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

by Bethany Rutledge You may have heard the story of Rick and Dick Hoyt. Rick is a quadriplegic since birth and an accomplished athlete who has completed over 1000 events from the Boston Marathon to the Hawaii Ironman. Dick is the vehicle that has allowed Rick to do so, pulling him in a boat during Read more

Life Isn’t Perfect and That’s Okay

by Bethany Rutledge This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the New Orleans 70.3 Half Ironman race. The race included a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, followed by a half marathon. The goal I set for myself was aggressive: I had time goals for each leg as well as a range in which I Read more