BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

6 Tips for Getting your Coaching Business Started.

Those of you that have been reading this blog from the beginning probably already know the story. The question has come up several times in the last several months so I thought I'd tell the story again and offer up some tips to people looking to get into the coaching world.

This blog was really how I ended up getting my start in coaching. In the early days of this blog I documented my goal of...

2017: You Were a Good One

Happy New Year!

I'm still alive! I know I've been M.I.A these last couple of months but I haven't felt like I've had much to share and truth be told, I've been busy focusing on building my coaching business and working on a bit of side hustle as well (more on that down the road). I've been spending more time on Instagram, telling snippets of stories there. But I will come back to blogging in 2018.

A New Start + Another Trip Around the Sun

Remember my sneak peak from Monday?  Well, I'm happy to say that my new website is LIVE.  You can check it out here.   You may also notice a slight change in the header of my blog as well to tie in with my coaching website.

Everything was done by Chick and Owl Design.They are a brother and sister duo and the sister, Katie, happens to be friends with my little sister for what seems like forever....

Monday Musings: Birthday Week & A Sneak Peek

Hey hey hey, it's Mon-DAY and I cannot believe that we've been here for a MONTH already! February has pretty much flown by. Normally I'm not a big fan of February but I'm not gonna lie, I'm LOVING February this year. We're really enjoying the weather, the people and the fact that we can hop on our bikes and ride right from our front door. G said he thinks he could live here. I'm not sure I could,...

Winding Down and Starting Up



The day that I never thought would come, finally came yesterday. It was my last official day as a full time employee. As I posted on Instagram this morning, today is the first day of the rest of my life. It seems surreal. I don't think it will really hit me until the new year when everyone goes back to work. THAT will be when the reality hits me. For now, I'm distracted with Christmas plans and...

Changes are A-Coming: Part One

I've had this post written and sitting in my drafts folder for a while, waiting for the right time to be published.   The cat is out of the bag with the appropriate people so here goes:

I did something really scary a couple of weeks ago.    Something I thought I'd never do.

I quit my job.

I finally decided it was time to pull the plug on my almost 20 years as a stills producer. Realistically it was a...

Here We Go: 2016 Goals + Weekly Wrap Up

Four days in to 2016 and I'm LOVING this year so far.   I was going to wait to publish this post but things have been moving along so smoothly I decided to hell with it, let's put this out on the interwebs now.  I hope I don't jinx myself!!

Normally I have a few goals every year. I think the reason I classified last year as "meh" is because I wasn't really excited about any of my goals. I put them...

Better than Expected: 2015 Year In Review

How is it almost the end of the year already? This year absolutely FLEW by. To be honest I'm happy to see the end of this year. It wasn't awesome, but it wasn't horrible either - It was just kinda "meh". It wasn't a HECK YEAH kind of year like some of my previous years (2013 in particular) I did get to race a fair bit this year but I never raced at 100%. There was always some kind of niggle or...

Thankful



Happy Monday. Today is Canadian Thanksgiving so it's a holiday. We had our family gathering yesterday at my sister in law's place. My parents & brother came in from Guelph and Tracy (G's sister) invited one of her co-workers & her husband so it was a pretty packed house, which is just the way it should be. The weather was beautiful so we spent some time sitting outside. Dinner itself was short...

Friday Five: 5 Things in 5 Years - Dreams, Wishes & Goals

After posting yesterday about my 2016 plans, I saw that this weeks Friday Five topic was "Five Things I'll be Doing 5 Years from Now".   Which is ironic because lately I've been thinking a lot about the future and my various goals and dreams.  So I'm hopping on the Friday Five bandwagon and playing along with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar.

Five years from now it will be 2020. Which sounds so crazy. I...

Blindsided

There must be something about this first week of January that does something to my immune system. This week last year, just as I started my #Mingsanity training, I got sick. It was my sinuses. This year, the same thing happened, only it was way worse. I actually had a sinus infection which completely knocked me off my feet. I'm still not 100% but I'm definitely feeling better. I'm on antibiotics...

2015: The Year Of...?

2014 was supposed to be my #YearOfBigThings and even though I didn't hit all my goals, it was still a pretty awesome year. 

As I mentioned in my 2014 recap, I didn't really have any solid plans for 2015. That is slowly changing. My running is coming around. The knee pain is subsiding and my legs are starting to feel better. So much so that I actually registered for my first race of 2015: The...