I remember a few months back reading an article about coming in last place in races and how even though you finish last there is no shame in that. No one ever wants to come in last, especially not someone very competitive like me. But I’m here to tell you, I did it yesterday and [...]
Author Archives: Lori Ott
Today is my youngest son’s 5th birthday. He was quite the surprise for this family and I remember when he was about 6 months old one of his older brothers asked me to chase him across the front yard. Now up until that point, I’d never been a runner, but I’ve always considered myself kind [...]
I had such a good thing going for a couple of months. I had a solid plan established for training for my first triathlon. I teamed up with a fellow Champion to strengthen my swimming, which was my weak point. (Those crazy triathletes will do things like make you wake up at 4:30 AM to [...]
The other day my four year old was talking to me about what he wants to do for his birthday in February. Most kids his age want a theme party or a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, lots of presents, you know the drill. But he said to me, “Mom, for my birthday I want [...]
I don’t travel much, in fact the only time I’ve left the country is to hang out in Canada for a little while. But shortly after I started running a couple of years ago, I thought it would be kind of fun to incorporate running when I travel into a little Bucket List goal.
Today was my second attempt at the Grand Rapids Mud Run. Last year my husband and I ran it with some friends for fun, this year he decided he was going to go all out competitive and see how well he could do at it. But even better, our 4.5 year old decided he was [...]
Last year I had a goal I was working on the entire year. That goal was to do minimum 30 minutes of cardio every day for the whole year. I came pretty close to my goal. I missed some days, but when I totaled up my records I averaged 29.7 minutes a day for the [...]
I had two fitness goal set for myself at the beginning of this year. The first was to finish the River Bank Run 25K (up to that point I’d only ever run a 10K), I was able to do that last month. The second was to finish a 5K race in under 30 minutes. Thanks [...]
This past weekend my husband and I competed in our fourth Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race. It was our first time competing together for Team Priority Health. For a while there I was worried that the mud would never come out of our beautiful lime green team shirts.
I just got back from the Priority Health 25K Cycling Tour. It’s the first time that I’ve really checked out the course that I have in store for me next weekend.