• Fitness,  Health

    Why I move

    Tonight as I was walking the beach, I thought about why I move. When I was young, I moved for the love of the game. For the competition. To be the best. To win. To play. To laugh. At some point movement began to fulfill other needs, such as winning the approval of others, like coaches. For me to feel good enough. For me to think my body was good enough. Movement, while still always a joy, also became something I “had” to do, for me to fit a certain image. Something I thought I could control. Basically to be loved (what most things come down to). Over the past…

  • Health,  Life

    My Journey to Health, Part I: College Days and Running Ways

    I’ve come a long way in my journey towards health and well-being, I figured it was time to start sharing my story 🙂 Every day has its new set of challenges, as I continue to learn and grow. But no matter the bumps on the road, the overall progress has been so positive, because I am finally taking my life and OWNING it. Feels amazing. So here it goes… I grew up with a dream to be a Hawkeye, just like my role models – my parents, and run in the Olympics. They never pushed running on me or my four siblings, rather let us come to it on our own. And I think that is…