Today starts a new month. While I truly believe that every moment can be a new beginning, there’s something about flipping the calendar page. A fresh start. I try to set goals for myself each month. A lot of times they are health related - “girl, stay hydrated.” Or run all the miles. For the… Continue reading Grateful for Octobers
In 2015 I set a goal to run one race every month. I did it, although technically my "race" for March was an at home race. (These days, in the times of COVID, we'd call that a "virtual race".) I did it again in 2016, 2017 and 2018. I had a four year streak of… Continue reading A Change Will Do You Good
This one is a doozy, y’all, so as the famous line in my favorite movie goes: “Hold on to your butts.” I grew up like an only child, even though I’m not. I have a brother and a sister. By the time I came along, though, my brother was in high school and my sister… Continue reading Somewhere I Belong
I love my birthday, and anyone who knows me is nodding their head in agreement right now. It's a running joke at my work that my coworker asks me, "Gosh, when is your birthday again?" or "Hmm, July 29th, nothing special happening that day." This past Christmas she got me a book called "All About… Continue reading It’s my birthday!
Lessons learned & silver linings. Sometimes it seems like March 11th was another lifetime ago. The reality is that it was a little over 100 days ago, which really isn't long in the grand scheme of things. It feels like a lifetime ago because so much is different now. What used to be normal feels… Continue reading Living in a Pandemic
I have been alcohol free for 60 days. It all started with something called "Dry January". A friend of mine had gone one month alcohol free (or "AF" as she called it) earlier in 2019. She decided to start 2020 off sober and posted on her Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining and… Continue reading My Alcohol Free Journey
For a few years now, I make a list of the races I plan on doing in the upcoming year. This was really helpful when I was on a streak of running at least one race per month. Sadly that streak came to an end in 2019 when I did not run my planned race… Continue reading My Running Year in Review
It is officially 2020. Y2K was 20 years ago, and the 90s started 30 years ago. People are reflecting on the last decade and I am one of those people. I've already looked back on how my career and my love life has evolved in the last 10 years. This next installment will be about… Continue reading A New Decade – Part Three
My life from 2010 to now has been quite the roller coaster. As I wrote in my last blog, I successfully completed college and started my career. It took me to places I never thought I would ever be. One of the constants throughout this decade, though, has been my relationship with my husband. We… Continue reading A New Decade – Part Two
As 2019 is winding down, people have been posting about what they looked like at the beginning of the decade vs. now. Or what things they have accomplished that would have their 2010 selves completely shocked. I posted these comparisons myself, and had many of my friends commenting their own. It made me think -… Continue reading A New Decade – Part One
I am usually one of those people who absolutely refuses to get into the Christmas spirit any sooner than December 1. This year, Mother Nature gifted us with snow the second week of November that sparked an early Christmas spirit fire in my heart. My husband and I bought a new Christmas tree before Thanksgiving… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
Good morning everyone! How are you doing on this Marathon Monday? I will be at work today, checking in on the app to see how my friends are doing, wishing I had taken the day off so I can watch the race live. It is on my bucket list to go to the Boston Marathon… Continue reading Marathon Monday 2019!
This year, I am thankful for my health and the health of those around me. A year ago we were shaving my mom's head as her hair was falling out from chemo. This year we celebrate her getting her getting her port removed a few days ago and being cancer free! 6 years ago I… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
2018 is my 10th year of running. It was in January of 2018 that my friend Heather first suggested running as a way to get healthy and fit. It started as part of my workout routine and a way to lose weight. It was a way to pass time between classes. We made a goal… Continue reading Keeping It Real: From the past, to the present, to the future… running goals.
Last week my best friend Paula sent me a post from a girl in her triathlon group on Facebook. Melissa (Instagram: @trirunatlgirl) posted a picture of her riding her tri bike at around 200lbs and another of her riding at her current weight after losing 70+lbs. While the picture was certainly inspiring on its own,… Continue reading The Need for “Right Now”