Goals for 2022, Keeping It Real, mental health, Nutrition, Running

A New Baseline

The last couple of years have been challenging, to say the least. I can't think of many people who can look back on 2020 to now and say, "Oh yeah, no hard times at all, definitely all good." Besides a global pandemic that completely uprooted most of our lives, many folks, me included, had other… Continue reading A New Baseline

Keeping It Real

National Best Friends Day

2020 was a really difficult year. There were floods and windstorms. My husband and dad both spent way too much time in the hospital. Oh yeah, and there was a global pandemic that completely flipped our lives upside down. I went from being a super social person that spent a lot of time with friends… Continue reading National Best Friends Day

Goals for 2022, Keeping It Real, mental health, Race Recaps, Running, substance abuse

Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2022

100 races. Back in 2008, when I ran my first three 5k races, the idea of running 100 races was not even on my radar. In fact, I took a break from running after those first three races, a break that lasted from 2008 until 2012. Even then, I had no goals of running streaks… Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2022

Keeping It Real, mental health, substance abuse

My Sober Curious Journey

Have you heard phrases like "sober curious" or "gray area drinking"? Or maybe you've heard of or even participated in something like "Dry January" or "Sober September"? According to Forbes, demand for alcohol free beverage options is projected to increase by 31% by 2024. This comes after we saw an increase in alcohol consumption in… Continue reading My Sober Curious Journey

Keeping It Real, Nutrition, Running

You Can Love Yourself & Change Yourself at the Same Time

Trigger warning: body image, weight gain, weight loss, depression, suicide, death, grief I find myself hesitant to write about certain topics. Topics that could be controversial, topics that may be triggering to readers, topics that I don't know a whole lot about. Okay, let's just say that I am hesitant to write about almost anything… Continue reading You Can Love Yourself & Change Yourself at the Same Time