The Aunt Bertha Blog

Run With Joy

  On an unrelated topic, I wanted to share this talk by Gilbert Tuhabonye. I was lucky to have been a gazelle for a few years (although I need to get back) and he is every bit as wonderful and inspiring in everyday life. 

He delivered this speech at TEDxAustin in 2011, and it's quite incredible.

Topics: inspiration

The Long Green Line

The Long Green Line is a movie about coach Joe Newton and the York High School Cross Country Teams. Newton has a formula he uses and it best can be described as a formula for success in life. Cross Country is simply an extension of that. I'm curious how many coaches we have left these days. Newton epitomizes the definition of that word, coach, which should be evaluated more often. Are we doing enough coaching in areas in which we have expertise? If so, who can/should we coach?

This documentary is excellent. And if you're an out of shape runner, like I am, it'll make you want to head out to the cross country fields and give it another whirl.

This link is to the documentary, which can be seen on Hulu. Check it out of you have some time to kill.

Topics: inspiration

Aunt Bertha Wins First Annual Royito's Salsa "Don't Do Mild" Award

(photo by Ariana Vincent @

On Friday night I was humbled to learn that Aunt Bertha was the winner of the first annual Royito's Hot Sauce "Don't Do Mild" award. The awards ceremony was the culminating event marking the end of RISE Week in Austin, put on by RISE Global. The award was given by marketing legend Roy Spence, the founder of GSD&M Idea City in Austin, TX. GSD&M has assisted major companies such as Southwest Airlines in their marketing efforts. 

RISE is a week-long conference for entrepreneurs. Those that have blazed the trail, and those just starting out get together and learn from each other. It's pretty amazing that you can be in a room with a bunch of creative people, and the energy is so great that ideas just keep popping into your head. 

To be recognized by RISE Austin and Roy Spence is an honor that we certainly did not expect. Aunt Bertha hopes to make Austin proud in the years to come. Yee-haw!

Topics: accolades

Health Needs a Hero

Check out this AWESOME movie trailer for 'Health Needs a Hero', premiering in AustiN on Sunday, May 22.

HEALTH NEEDS A HERO - Marathon Promo from Jen Ohlson on Vimeo.

Find out more, and buy tickets here.
Topics: Health inspiration