Posts about Fitness

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 […]

You Have So Much Potential!

Posted by Joy Roberts on May 23, 2014 in Faith, Fitness, Joy Roberts

Track season has come to an end. I’m just now taking time to reflect on the season highlights. As I look back, life lessons begin to emerge and I’m always amazed at how I find such encouragement from 3rd-8th grade athletes. I have to share with you how a 6th grade girl challenged my thinking […]

Are You Coachable???

Posted by Joy Roberts on May 3, 2014 in Faith, Fitness, Joy Roberts

Something spectacular happened last weekend and I’m still cheering over what a 7th grade girl accomplished.  I’ve been coaching track for many years at a local middle school.  I’ve watched a particular young girl develop as an athlete since the 3rd grade.  She has been a competitive javelin thrower her whole career, always focused and […]

What Do You Expect?

Posted by Joy Roberts on March 3, 2014 in Fitness

Your Feet May Fail You   I was on a plane flying to Phoenix a few days ago so that I could run a marathon this past Saturday.  I was feeling very nervous because I had a goal pace that I was hoping to run and I knew, kind of like child labor, it was […]

The secret to running faster…

Posted by Joy Roberts on October 2, 2013 in Fitness, Joy Roberts

I was out running the other day and ended up at the track near my house. I was there to work on my running speed and leg turn over. As I was running circles around the track, someone called my name. It was a friend I’ve known for years. She was also running circles around […]