Jan’s Latest Blog Posts

Balance

This summer is shaping up to be a BUSY one already, for the whole Howard fam! It can be easy sometimes, to get sucked into the overwhelm.  Trying to find time for growing the business, studying, training, shopping for and preparing healthy food (so we can have the...

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What’s Your Barometer?

What’s Your Barometer?

Question to my running friends....  Who thinks they would win this one?  I bet I'd give you a real "RUN" for your money.  HA! I was looking at my feet today, and I realized they have become a pretty good gauge of where I am in life.  Most of the time, I'm used to...

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Discipline?

Discipline?

A quick Google search of the word discipline will net you several definitions: noun:    The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. The controlled behavior resulting from discipline. A system of rules...

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Stepping Back

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending yet another HCI (Health Coach Institute) Live event, this one right here in good ole Phoenix!  I gathered with 800+ of my closest friends and tribe mates at the AZ Grand Resort, which has been recently renovated,...

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We don’t Always Stay on Top

We don’t Always Stay on Top

Pretty sure this picture says it all.  Pure elation at the pinnacle of one of my best races, as well as the pinnacle of a fantastic season in general.  I don't believe this day could've gone better, and it capped off a very strong season of running for me, possibly my...

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What’s your Why?

What’s your Why?

Less than 4 weeks to go before the next Ultra at Crown King.  Consequently, I have definitely been feeling the "hamster wheel" effect lately.  Every time the alarm goes off, I picture Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.  Wake up well before the sun, run the miles, climb the...

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How's 2018 going for you so far?  Did you survive the holidays?? I did.  Barely.  Maybe I just have more awareness as I get older, but I'll tell you what.  Even when I thought I was doing a pretty good job at the time, I could not escape the ill effects of the added...

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Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-BLAH…

Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-BLAH…

Are you feeling it yet?  Are the holidays catching up to you?   If you're like me, you may already be feeling the effects of ALL those treats at your disposal so far.  One only has to look as far as January 1 to see the toll this time of year can take ~ New Years...

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HoHoHoHELP!

HoHoHoHELP!

The holidays are in full swing, peeps!  Now, if you're like this little guy^ or Buddy the Elf, you are busting at the seams, and you probably had your shopping done by Thanksgiving.  If you're more like me, you *maybe* got some of your shopping done, squeaked out a...

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RACING AGAIN!

RACING AGAIN!

I'm super stoked.  This weekend, I ran my first race in over 8 months!  Capping off last season with the Xterra Black Canyon 10k, the rest of the year has been a bit of a bumpy ride.  Major surgery in April kept me sidelined for a while, then PRP for the chronic...

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