Road to Triathlon-Setbacks and Bamboo Groves

Road to Triathlon: Setbacks and Bamboo Groves ...more

Road to Triathlon-Becoming Comfortable in the Water

When I opened up my gift from my daughter on Christmas morning, she had a look on her face that was somewhere between giddy anticipation and unparalleled fear. She had already told me that I would either love it or hate it and try as I might I just could not figure out what she might have bought me. The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a rubbery gray “thing”. Having no idea what I was looking at, I pulled it out of the box and written in hot pink letters across the front were the words “Totes Adorbs”. Then it dawned on me…THIS WAS A SWIM CAP! Holy Horrible Moment Batman. ...more

Road to Triathlon-Chapter One

Last year I ran my first full marathon. It was something that I wasn’t sure I could do, until I actually did it.   Shortly after the marathon I was invited to be part of a cycling team that was doing a 30 mile ride. I had about 3 weeks to train and a generic hybrid bike, but I kept up with everyone else and had a blast doing it. ...more

How to Love (a.k.a. Put Up With) A Runner

Runner’s World   Magazine  has declared February the month of “Run-Mance” and has been featuring stories of couples who met each other through running. This got me to thinking about couples where only one of the partners is a runner. What is it like to be the one who doesn’t run?  I can only go from the feedback I’ve personally received over the years from my husband, but in our household it looks something like this:...more


  For the last few years I have chosen a “word for the year” instead of making a new year’s resolution. I’ve found that this has been much more effective for me than setting myself up for something that feels like a task. It might be a subtle change of mindset but for whatever reason it works for me. My words over the past few years have been: Inspire, Flow, and Warrior. All of these words resonated with me and taught me things about myself as the year progressed. ...more
DLLenhardt Absolutely you can "borrow" it!  Yes...I add to my list of words every year. The ...more

Beauty, Fitness, and Aging, Oh My!

"Hello Rebecca. Welcome to the beginning of your 8 week accountability challenge. The doors are closing. Please hang on for the ride."...more

Using the Horses in a Session-Part 3

So....How do we use the horses in a session? ...more

Meet the Horses-Part Two

Equine Assisted Therapy Part Two- Meet the Horses We begin our work with clients by having them meet each horse in the herd. We currently have a herd of six horses, each of whom has a powerful story. Clients typically will feel drawn to a certain horse by something that they hear when the horse’s story is told. This will resonate with a client who has experienced his/her own trauma and help them to feel an emotional connection before they even begin to work with the horse. ...more

What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

Although I have never blogged about it before, some of you may know that I am a therapist at an agency that works with victims of domestic violence. One of the coolest things I am able to do in my therapy practice is a modality known as equine assisted psychotherapy. This intervention is effective on so many different levels with clients, and has also been shown to be beneficial in helping to rehabilitate horses who have had traumatic experiences themselves. ...more

Where Does YOUR Motivation Come From?

What motivates you? For me, it’s being told that I “can’t” do something. When I was in high school, the boys I wanted to date were the ones that my Dad refused to allow me to date. In hindsight, thank you God, (and Dad), for not letting me marry a couple of them...especially that "one". Speaking of which, the boy that I married? The leaders in my church told me that I “couldn’t” marry him. Again thank you God, (and Dad), for overruling them on that one too. I got a good one didn’t I Dad? ...more