Katko's Korner: My Road to recovery

My road to recovery. I am learning The Why? for everything! Why am I craving chocolate? Why am I craving pizza? Is it because I am tired? Dehydrated? Need salt? Hungry? There is an answer to everything, it just has to be figured out. When I am tired I crave everything. I have learned that if I eat my healthy salad with pink salt and olive oil at lunch, my cravings will decrease or go away. So I need salt! when I am tired. If I am craving chocolate, I'm stressed.

Alder Is Awesome: The Power of Positive Self Talk

Alder Is Awesome: The Power of Positive Self Talk

I was recently talking with a friend about the power of the mind, how attitudes are self fulfilling prophecies. How a mindset going into and during an interval or a hard moment can set one up for success or failure.

You can defeat the pesky voices that say it’s too hard. You have the power to achieve the mental toughness that is revered in endurance sports. It all begins with staying positive.

Katko's Corner: Ups and Downs

Katko's Corner: Ups and Downs

The past few weeks have had some highs and lows. My exercise and progress were going well when I moved wrong and had increased back pain! PANIC!! My wonderful TC coach talked me off the ledge! I backed off on my activity a lot for a few days and things got better. I felt like I had taken a few steps BACKWARDS after making such good progress. I talked with my coach about the other ways I’ve made tons of progress, my waist is smaller,