Former state medalist and Lake Nona class of 2016 graduate Adair Lyden shares her experience with defining the line between laziness and depression.
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Cue the sad violin music; hear the broken record play. I'm going to be quite honest with you right now: I feel awful writing sob stories week after week. While these articles have been filled with life lessons, I am sick of them. I want to write a success story, not a sob story. And what's ironic about this week is that my "sob" story is one without the sobs -- and that's the issue.
We all do it. Whether we express them internally or verbally or both, we all make excuses. Excuses for why we didn't perform up to the ability that we know we can -- excuses for why we failed to follow through. We seek to justify our performance, rather than take ownership of our faults.
Hello track season! I don't know about you but I am super excited for this season and what it has in store. With it being another season, you better believe that I have some more lessons to be learned!
Happy State Meet week! Originally, when I tried to write this article I struggled with finding inspiration -- to relate to you all through running. When it hit me -- you all are my inspiration. So, this week, I have one lesson, one thing, one way of life to talk about. Heart.
Why? Why me? What did I do to deserve this? We have all cried out "Why?" at some point in our lives -- and if you haven't, may I ask what's your secret? We want to know answers; we want to be prepared -- to know it all and why it happened.
Have you ever felt stress to the point that it feels like you're breathing through a straw, gasping for air That was me before the start of the Metro Conference meet this past Wednesday. Throughout the entire day, I was somewhat agitated and frustrated just with the simple things because it was my SAT test day and race day and everything else rolled into one.
I like to compare my running journey to a long run on the 10-mile clay trail at Clermont in Central Florida. Just like a long run, my journey has its ups, downs, unexpected turns, dark moments, the moment when the sun shines, and a finish line -- one I cannot see. Right now I would say I am at "mile 7" in my high school running journey.
This weekend Adair Lyden and her Lake Nona teammates headed to Tallahassee for the FSU Pre-State Invitational, but they weren't racing this meet just for themselves. See what she has to say about their "Run For Betty".
I hope you all are enjoying your cross-country season! The 2015 season is well underway and we are now getting into the "big" races. This part of the season leaves no room for error, and as I like to say, a bad race is never a bad race if you learn from it. Boy, did I learn something this weekend.
Lake Nona senior Adair Lyden is back with another edition of Lyden's Life Lessons. See how a simple "To Do" List helps her get through a stressful senior year!
Another week, another race, another lesson.
Have you ever heard the saying that cross-country is a mental sport, and we are all insane? That has to be one of the most accurate sayings of all time! Racing is mental, and in a 3.1 mile race, it's insane how many mental battles we face. Adair Lyden tackles that little voice in her latest blog!
Well if it hasn't hit you yet, the 2015 cross-country season is officially under way. For me, this past Saturday would be the last first time I would put on my Nona cross-country uniform. There is always something special about putting on your uniform.
Hi! My name is Adair Lyden, a senior at Lake Nona high school. I have been running for seven years now and, over the course of my running career, have developed a deep love for running. While on my journey, I have experienced great hardships. And through the process, I am learning to find myself. Join me in discovering all of the life lessons that can be found in running -- and applying them to different aspects of our lives, so that we not only become successful runners but successful people, as well.
The adrenaline of leading the race, the excitement of the crowd cheering your name is suddenly ripped away. You drop place after place, slowing to what feels like a crawl. The pain overwhelms you. Tear after tear, stride after stride, the two become synchronous.
Why do you run? This is question most runners get because the general population does not understand why we would push our bodies and minds to the absolute breaking point everyday.
As a MileSplit Insider you have the capability to run a virtual meet/scenario of every meet. With conference and county championships across the state this week we wanted to utilize this feature to give you insight on how we think each event will play out. Combine that with our meet preview and you're ready to go! Let's take a look at the Wednesday meets which include the Collier County Athletic Conference Championships, Metro East Cross Country Championships, and St. Lucie County Championships.
Lake Minneola has hosted several postseason meets this season. The final edition for the track season was Wednesday when it played host to the 3A Region 2 championships. Sitting atop a scenic hilltop, the track action was just as awesome as athletes throughout central Florida attempted to punch their ticket to the state championships next weekend in Jacksonville.
Playoffs? Playoffs? It's here my friend and ohh how exciting they are. Just take a second to listen to the famous words of former Colts coach Jim Mora. District week begins the road to state. The big schools have almost completed the district round as the smaller schools finish regional competition.
Hi Flrunners! I’m Adair Lyden, a sophomore at Lake Nona High School in Orlando. I wanted to take this time to share my story and hopefully encourage those who are going through the same ordeal I have been experiencing -- how to progress as a runner while your body is growing (and seems to be fighting against you).
Lake Nona High School played host to the 3A Region 2 Championships. The top fifteen individuals and six teams advanced. Springstead sophomore Amber Philpott her fifth win of the year, taking home individual honors in 18:53.80. Ocala Vanguard edged out Seabreeze for the team championship. In the boys race, Land O'Lakes showed their prowess lead by Travis Nichols and Tyler Stahl who crossed the finish in near identical times 16:05.10 and 16:05.30. The Gators won the team trophy easily with 66 points. ,
It was a great day to be a Lake Nona Lion at the 2A Region 2 Championship. Adair Lyden won the girls race and gave her teammates their first ever trip to states. George Velez led the Lake Nona boys with an individual championship and a team title to go along with it. Na6ture Coast Tech won the girls team championship.
Adair Lyden and Jean Carlos Peralta continued their fantastic freshman seasons by adding district champion to their resuemes. Lyden bested the field by over 90 seconds while Peralta went 1-2 with teammate George Velez. Lake Highland girls and Lake Nona boys were team champions. Raul Ramirez was on-site with some outstanding photos.
For the vast majority of runners who compete, any rewards of completing a footrace that they might enjoy basically boil down to just two things: an accurate course and post-race results. (As for the latter, one shouldn’t need to provide your own computer.) The rest is gravy. Recently, it seems to me, we’ve seen more and more gravy, and less and less meat. So where’s the beef?