Author: Lisah Hamilton

If Running Isn’t Fun, Why Are You Doing It?

In March, 2003 I participated in the World Cross Country championships in Lausanne Switzerland. I represented the US Virgin Islands in the long course (8K). This was my first World Cross Country championship and I was excited about it. It was such an honor to be on the starting line with the likes of Deena Kastor and other greats. Because the Virgin Islands had such small representation (I was the only female), I shared my starting gate with a couple of other countries with small representation. One of the women in the gate with me with me was from...

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Consciously Breaking the Barrier of Self-Imposed Limitation

“A thousand fearful images and dire suggestions glance along the mind when it is moody and discontented with itself. Command them to stand and show themselves, and you presently assert the power of reason over imagination.” –Sir Walter Scott Are you your worst enemy? Have you ever allowed fear to prevent you from doing something you wanted to do, or going somewhere you wanted to go? You know what I’m talking about, that knot in your stomach that starts to form shortly after the excitement of dreaming big. Unfortunately, many of us have given fear the power to hold us...

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The Most Harrowing Night of My Life

“You are stronger than you know.” ― Lori Osterman It was September 17, 1989, 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and I remember it like yesterday. My sister and I were playing in the back yard with umbrellas. We were pretending to ride the wind like Mary Poppins. We had survived many hurricanes before and didn’t think much of this one. The house had already been boarded in preparation for the storm and the refrigerator, freezer and cabinets stocked with goods. Candles, matches, flashlights and bottled water were also ready for use. As the day progressed, the wind became stronger...

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I’m not crazy….My Journey through OCD

I was scared to click the publish button on this article. I wasn’t sure I was ready to publicly reveal this part of myself. I’ve been contemplating it over the past week, but then thought…. if my story could help just one person, it would be worth it. I want to dedicate this article is to all those who have experienced fear and anxiety or are living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 🙂 “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere” – Erma Bombeck Getting dressed in the morning sounds simple, but...

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