Adair Lyden

Lyden's Life Lessons: Getting Real with Ourselves (and Our Emotions) Adair Lyden Mar 15, 2016

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.

Lyden's Life Lessons: Why? Adair Lyden Oct 26, 2015

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.

Lyden’s Life Lessons -- Acting on (Your Own) Advice Adair Lyden Oct 20, 2015

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.

Lyden's Life Lessons - Dwell Vs. Dream Adair Lyden Oct 12, 2015

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.

Lyden's Life Lessons - Be Brave Adair Lyden Sep 29, 2015

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.

Lyden's Life Lessons - That Little Voice Adair Lyden Sep 7, 2015

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!

Lyden's Life Lessons - Define The 'Uniform Adair Lyden Aug 31, 2015

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.

Adair Lyden: Defeating Doubt Adair Lyden Mar 31, 2015

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.

Recover the Reason for Running Adair Lyden Nov 13, 2014

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. 

Striving Through Struggle Adair Lyden Mar 10, 2014

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).