Author Archives: Kym Zest

3 Steps To Get Better

How do I get better? How do I set reasonable achievable goals? The easier and faster method would be to work one-on-one with a coach who can evaluate your history, current ability, discuss your desires along with your life situation, … Continue reading

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Pick One: Fast, Easy, or Cheap

Do you have a big goal in mind?   You’re really fortunate if you can say: ✅ I’m able to be patient and work up to it as gradually as my body needs.✅ I’m ready to commit effort and time to … Continue reading

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Six tips plus two reflections from the Endurance Coaching Summit

I’m learning stuff all the time. I got to get better at sharing it all with you all! A couple weeks ago I attended (virtually) the Endurance Coaching Summit hosted by Training Peaks. It was three days lots of internationally … Continue reading

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F*ing Weirdest Hardest Easiest Adventure

It would have been a good day for anything else. I could have spent the day ticking off the endless overwhelming tasks of the self-employed. Or considering we’re eight months into the pandemic; it would have been a good day … Continue reading

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Personal Urban Ultra Challenge

I’m doing this big thing tomorrow! Well, it’s quite a bit smaller than the REALLY BIG thing I want to do. I suppose it’ll take about as long as my Ironman Triathlon I did in 2015, and that’s a big … Continue reading

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Giving Aid For Free

In the first weeks of the COVID pandemic our household lost 4 part time jobs. Our fledgling family business, Zest Ed gave us purpose while we were adrift and gives us hope going forward. Many of us who do the … Continue reading

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My Running Journey

I have a long and complicated relationship with running.   I grew up a fish, swimming before I could walk, and winning fists of ribbons by ‘91.  My running coach dad convinced me to run because he said Janet Evens (‘88 and … Continue reading

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Camping feels good: 4 reasons and advice

Life feels complicated and the world is going to hell in a handbasket. It’s so easy to despair. Why does camping make me feel better?

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Successful loop!

Winter camping doesn’t need to be ambitious to be adventurous. Our trips are all 3 to 4 nights and are never very far from civilization. Yet we’ve had seven memorable years of winter shenanigans. In all these previous years we … Continue reading

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Cooking fitness

Moving is like eating. Regardless of conscious choice, you will do both of these things. So the only question is what will be the quality of your eating and moving life? I think we can all agree… Eating only processed … Continue reading

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