covid-19

Adjusting to the New Normal

Two months ago, COVID-19 was barely on my radar. Then, suddenly, it was all I heard about and seemed like all I talked about. I knew things would be changing, but I had no idea how much or in what ways. There were some things that I expected - like concerts and races being postponed… Continue reading Adjusting to the New Normal

Goals for 2020, Keeping It Real

My Alcohol Free Journey

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

Goals for 2019

My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019

Every year I set goals for myself... and although I find that putting it in writing makes a goal real, sometimes I'm too hard on myself when I don't hit them. So instead I'm going to write down ideas... some may really be goals, maybe they're just wishes and dreams... for what may come in… Continue reading My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019

Goals for 2018, Running

Two Weeks til Marathon #3!

Last week I was nothing but nerves because after running my 20 miler, the top of my foot was so painful I could hardly walk. I did all kinds of RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. On Wednesday I went with my friend Christine to a free injury clinic at a local running store. The PT… Continue reading Two Weeks til Marathon #3!

Recipes, Tried It Tuesday

Tried It Tuesday: Overnight Oatmeal

I will be honest. The first time that I tried overnight oats, I was not impressed. I really wanted to like them because I knew that I could make a batch and have breakfast for a few days, which is huge for someone who likes to sleep in like I do! I don't remember what… Continue reading Tried It Tuesday: Overnight Oatmeal

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: Brownberry Double Fiber Bread

If you eat bread and you are like me, you have probably eaten the same type of bread for years and years. You find something that you like and you stick with it. I think I especially do this with bread because it can be a food filled with lots of empty calories. Although when I… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Brownberry Double Fiber Bread

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: BARC Freeze Your Fanny 5k

2016 is off to a great start for running! Although I have not exactly stuck to my training plan, I have been running 3-4 days per week. I find myself going to the gym thinking there's no way I can run 3 miles... and then I not only do 3 miles, but I do negative… Continue reading Race Recap: BARC Freeze Your Fanny 5k

Goals for 2015, Running

2015 Running Year in Review

As promised, I'm giving my running its own post for 2015! This was a big year for me. I ran further than I ever have before. I ran faster than I ever before. I ran races that I never thought I could. I ran after my goals and I crushed them. So first, lets talk… Continue reading 2015 Running Year in Review

Goals for 2015

2015 Year in Review

2015 was an incredible year for me. I finally felt like I had made the right choice in my career, thanks to my new job. The only time I don't feel like going to work is when I know my schedule is light. I love my busy days. The people I work with are incredible. My… Continue reading 2015 Year in Review

Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Race for Makueni and Mid-Land 10ks

Hello friends. It sure has been a while. I have been really busy - in the beginning of October, I stood up in my best friend's wedding. And just like the last time I stood up in a friend's wedding, my training and eating went :::whoosh!::: right out the window! I hardly ran at all… Continue reading Race Recap: Race for Makueni and Mid-Land 10ks

Goals for 2016, Ready to Go, Running

Ready to Go in 2016!

Time to continue my tradition! Once again, I want to run a race every month in 2016. And since illness and poor training stopped me from running a half marathon once again, I am BOUND and DETERMINED to run my first half marathon this year in 2016! I did it!!! I ran my first half marathon.… Continue reading Ready to Go in 2016!

Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Crim 10 Mile 2015

My last training run before the Crim was a tough 8.4 mile route up at my parents' place. When I got home from the run, I said to my parents, "I really hope adrenaline kicks in during the race because that was really rough." For the rest of the day I felt crappy. I had… Continue reading Race Recap: The Crim 10 Mile 2015

Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: St. Mary’s Bee Healthy for Life 5k

After my awesome performance at the Cedar Point race, I set my sights on training for a 10 mile race - my goal is to run the Crim this year. I have been super diligent about my training plan, and it is definitely paying off. I have been doing run/walk intervals... I'm sure there's mixed… Continue reading Race Recap: St. Mary’s Bee Healthy for Life 5k

Goals for 2015, Running

Banking the Miles 2015: May Update

Well guys, I have really been slacking. I have been slacking on my miles and I have been slacking on my posts! So much has happened in the last few months... a few of my friends and family have gotten engaged, pregnancies have been announced, my best friend moved to another state, and another friend… Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: May Update

Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Chip River Run 2015

This is my third year running this race, and every year it has been so very different. Not only the course but the conditions. Each year presents its own challenges, but this year... this year was definitely the most challenging. My lack of posts coincides with my lack of training. I have been seriously slacking.… Continue reading Race Recap: The Chip River Run 2015