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So far Carrie Jesse has created 25 blog entries.

creating a stay-at-home daily routine


You know that saying how we're "creatures of habit." Yeah, there's a reason why that's a thing. We run on routines and habits. I run on routines and habits. When my routines and habits went missing like a shelf-full of toilet paper, I went to work [...]

creating a stay-at-home daily routine2021-05-13T16:49:59+00:00

finding a purpose – why do you run?


A lot has changed in the past month. I haven’t stepped foot in my office or on a pool deck the past few weeks. And those two things have changed my daily routine quite a bit. I’m grateful that I have a job where I’m able [...]

finding a purpose – why do you run?2021-05-13T17:04:01+00:00

looking back: one reader’s journey


a look back When I was a kid, I devoured books. Even after my mom told me to put some back, I’d leave the library with a tower of books. Getting in the car meant quality reading time - even if we were just making a [...]

looking back: one reader’s journey2021-05-13T17:15:00+00:00

growth is a series of transitions


triathlon transitions There are two transitions in a triathlon: swim to bike and bike to run. I’ve had enough experience with triathlons to know what to expect in each of these transitions. And I don’t expect it to be comfortable. Swim to Bike: stubborn wetsuit, numb [...]

growth is a series of transitions2021-05-13T17:24:11+00:00

2020 reading list


2020 summary total books audiobooks authors dnfs reading list by month january 1. Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) I was ready for some fiction, and I picked up Where the Crawdads Sing out of curiosity. After seeing it [...]

2020 reading list2021-04-15T02:49:12+00:00

the language of swimming (a swim glossary)


A swim workout can look like an algebraic equation where you need to solve for x. 5 x 100 negative split on 1:30 And the parts of that equation that happen to be in English might be words you're not familiar with. Negative split?   Below is [...]

the language of swimming (a swim glossary)2021-05-14T14:33:41+00:00

how to eliminate “fake” work


I was that kid who couldn't wait to get a new planner at the beginning of the school year. I don't even know if that's a thing anymore - is it all digital now? Are paper planners obsolete? Don't tell me if they are. But seriously, [...]

how to eliminate “fake” work2021-05-14T15:21:38+00:00

mosaic notes: the 100 day project


A lot of beautiful writing, inspirational quotes, and creative projects end up on Instagram. And it was one of these inspiring posts that caught my eye a few years ago and introduced me to the 100 day project. In 2018, I decided to participate. For 100 [...]

mosaic notes: the 100 day project2021-05-14T16:44:22+00:00

the passion paradox: burnout, perfectionism, and story


When I first heard the title of this book, The Passion Paradox (by Brad Stuhlberg and Steve Magness), I assumed it wasn’t going to be for me. But I still wanted to give it a chance, and found some great stuff on avoiding burnout, dealing with [...]

the passion paradox: burnout, perfectionism, and story2021-05-14T15:41:05+00:00
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