Writing by Resty

Freelance Writer and Web Developer

Tag: running

Taking a look back on 2017 and making plans for 2018

ashley-knedler-75600Shortcomings and Triumphs

In 2017, I overcame a lot of challenges. I moved out, I traveled to Europe, and I made incredible strides in my writing ability—but these were not accomplished without having faced a few challenges. I made a lot of mistakes in 2017 as I’ve made in the past before that, but that’s not to say I haven’t done many things right. Those mistakes have taught me to look forward and continue pushing on. Having learned from my faults, I’ve made adjustments to my previous goals and set a new 12 for this upcoming year.

Last year, I made a few bad investments and I hurt my knee in April running 10 miles on the treadmill, automatically disqualifying me from two of my goals: run a half marathon and a regular marathon. I exacerbated the injury playing basketball and was sidelined for a long time. I was seeing results, but then reinjured the knee in October playing tug-of-war at a work event. I’m receiving physical therapy for my injury, which is good, but I need to be careful and nurse my knee until I’m able to start running again.

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The real reason I went vegan: dealing with parents and getting healthy


A few years ago, I was very sick. I didn’t receive a diagnosis from a doctor, but I felt horrible everyday. I smoked half a pack of cigarettes and carried a fat gut—I was skinny fat and disproportionately larger in the tummy area. I was losing hair, out of energy and I hated it. I hated myself. I was depressed. Then something in me told me to take responsibility and make a change.

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Beat Depression and Stay Creative with Running and Basketball


Release Stress and Focus on Happiness

Some days, inspiration runs thin. The pool of creativity falls victim to neglect, and the murky water sits collecting leaves, dead bugs, and debris. The distractions of life leave nowhere left to swim. You’re stuck.

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The Runner’s Mentality

just-keep-runningRunning taught me the valuable lesson of self-dependency.

To me, running is more than just a physical activity. Running is a time where I can be alone against the track, against myself. It’s a sport that involves no one else but me.

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Progress Takes Time, Using the Past to Visualize the Future


img_2146I ran 10k yesterday. I wanted to make sure I could do it before entering a race in March, so I tested the water and made it across.

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