Why Easy Sessions Make You a Better Athlete

December 12, 2014

Each month I get to a point where I just need a break. Instead of trying to push through workouts and act all invincible, I remember the 45 minute rule. The one the Kiwi often preaches to his athletes (and himself). The 45 minute rule (to me) means going easy, I mean REAL, easy for no more […]

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How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest

September 15, 2014

You know that saying…. “Do as I say, not as I do?” Well, that just about sums up our Colorado trip. I had full intention on taking time off from work projects to focus on getting a little rest and being a good Sherpa wife to the Kiwi. But what I realized is that I […]

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Two Gut Health Supplements and Raspberry Probiotic Gelatin

June 23, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest post on Jill’s blog about my go-to “bonus” supplements for gut health. These are supplements that are extra nourishing to me for maintaining gut health, my gut health. Do I need them daily? Probably not, but I do enjoy rotating them in my diet and the kiwi’s […]

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“Stressing Over Stress is What Makes Stress so Stressful”

April 7, 2014

Welcome Marvelous Monday! I think I should start off by explaining last week’s RESTING more than a day post. Yes, I closed comments for that post so that we could all rest. But I also did it because I knew I would want to respond to comments and engage in good conversation if I left […]

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Why You Need More than One REST DAY

April 1, 2014

It’s early. I’m up. I’m always up early. I like my “coffee time and reading” before the day starts. But this week I’m liking it even more. It’s rest week. Not day, week. Actually 2 weeks for the Kiwi. That means there is less rush in the morning. That means I only teach one class […]

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Why Every Athlete Needs to EMBRACE an Off Season.

November 15, 2013

As I sit here typing this post, but Husband is enjoying a coffee date with a friend. A rarity he gets to enjoy during the season.  Usually (during training/race season) this time of day is spent on his bike outside followed up by a PM run, etc. But since he’s enjoying his off-season, he can […]

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Marvelous Monday: Learning How to Park it

July 22, 2013

Well, I’m back home. Yes, home sweet home. The past 4 days were spent relaxing with my momma in Florida. A little getaway for my 30th (which is actually this weekend). And my kiwi Cotter gets home from France this week too. I’m excited! But that also means we go back to reality. Back to […]

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Tis YOUR Season

July 3, 2013

Welcome to a little Food for thought Wednesday. I could sit here and tell you about all the new food finds and summer meals we’ve been eating lately. I could tell you about my new favorite NEW ZEALAND Sauvignon Blanc. I could tell you about my recent Purely Twins Recipe I made and am obsessed […]

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How to Break the Fast

January 20, 2013

We all know what breakfast is, am I right? It literally means to “break the fast.” So clever, eh? But really. Breaking a fast from a night’s rest. Feeding our body and fueling it for the day. In the Cotter house, we like to break the fast a little different each day. I know I […]

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I Had Plans

December 3, 2012

This was my dog yesterday. Plans to lounge and rest. She’s smart! This was me. Don’t mind the shirt. I actually love it but disagree with it. I do need an off season. It makes me stronger in the end. Yesterday was an off day. I needed a rest day physically. Today my body is […]

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