Posts about Fitness

Courage: A Heart Released Courage When You Have to Start Over

Posted by Guest Blogger on February 23, 2017 in Faith, Fitness, Happiness

Written by Guest Blogger, Pamela Lau We’d been awake since 5 AM.  By the time the race started it was 10 AM and breakfast seemed like an eternity ago.  Squinting into the sun, the runners gathered at the starting line flapping their arms, shrugging their shoulders, and loosening up muscles for the upcoming miles. I […]

Dealing with Our Dark Side

Posted by Joy Roberts on February 10, 2016 in Faith, Family, Fitness, Friendship, Joy Roberts

I have the gift of YELLING. It’s true. I’m pretty awesome at it. It’s what made me a great track coach. At track meets my runners could hear me bellowing from across the field. Saying things like, “USE YOUR ARM, DIG DEEP, 100%, RUN TIGHT ON THE INSIDE LINE”…etc. I also have a reputation as […]

I Almost Missed It

Posted by Joy Roberts on January 20, 2016 in Faith, Fitness, Friendship, Joy Roberts, Uncategorized

I almost missed a HUGE opportunity today!   I made it out for a quick run this morning with my sweet little dog Brandy.  When I was headed back, on the homestretch, just a half-mile from my house, I saw a woman.  I noticed her because she had two walking sticks and was soooo slooooooooooow. […]

Be Part of a Team

Posted by Joy Roberts on August 4, 2014 in Faith, Fitness, Joy Roberts

Why did I run 8 miles with 8 power strides at 2 in the afternoon today, in the ridiculous heat? The obvious answer is for the joy of it! But if the truth be told, it’s because I’m on a competitive Hood to Coast all-women’s team with some crazy fast women. I think deep in […]

Why should you train on hills?

Posted by Joy Roberts on June 24, 2014 in Fitness, Joy Roberts

This is for all my friends who are in pursuit of using the bodies God has given them as walkers, hikers, joggers, and runners.  Summer vacations are hard on training schedules!  Between all the relaxing, soaking up the family time, eating and napping, it’s hard to muster up the motivation to pull away for a […]