why I’m no longer running a spring marathon //

March 3, 2015

I must admit — I bit off more than I can chew. There are several reasons I’ve decided not to run the Pittsburgh Marathon. But the main reason is that it is taking away from time with my husband and son. Don’t get things twisted — Chad is incredibly supportive of my aspirations to run […]

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weekly mantra //

February 9, 2015

This feels incredibly appropriate considering this weeks long run is 13.1 miles. So while most people look forward to the weekend? I’ll be anxious… mixed with a teeny bit of dread. Eek! I need to remember that regardless of how long it takes, I can do it! I realized this past weekend as I was […]

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Fitness Goals // Update

November 11, 2014

Confession: I’ve been majorly, majorly, slacking since the Akron Half Marathon. I needed a break. I needed to stop training and I needed to workout when I wanted to work out — not when I “had” to work out. Buuuuuut … that’s finally taking a toll on me. I’ve been running a few miles here […]

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Ready To Run //

September 26, 2014

After months of pretending that this day would never come — it’s here. It’s real. Tonight I will not sleep. I will toss. I will turn. I will spend the entire night in anticipation of tomorrow. Of starting in a corral for the first time ever. Of running my first real-deal race. 13.1 miles. See […]

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Just Keep Running // Training Update

July 29, 2014
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A while back I set what seemed like a lofty goal. Scratch that — while I was running the Akron Marathon Relay last year I made a promise to myself that I would run the Akron Half Marathon this year. That’s right. I decided in the middle of my first major race that I would […]

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30 Before Thirty // 4 Months Out

June 24, 2014

Technically it’s less than four months out until my 30th birthday (but who’s counting??). Honestly I’m not dreading this birthday whatsoever (the perks of being the youngest of my friends + younger than my husband — love you all! 😉 ). But I am excited to be knocking some items off my list! 01 // […]

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Exciting News! //

May 18, 2014

The other day I did something life-changing… I officially joined Team Beachbody as a Coach! I cannot wait to hit the ground running — literally! Over the past several months I’ve been looking into ways of improving myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. What better way than working on myself while helping others achieve their goals?? […]

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30 Before 30 // Update

February 5, 2014

We’re over three-months in to my 29th year. I figured this would be a good ‘check-in’ point for my 30 Before 30 challenge! 01 // Become a mom. Hey! I did this!  02 // Run a half marathon. 03 // Go on a family vacation to the beach. We did this over the summer!  04 // Participate […]

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Fab-Ab-Ruary Challenge //

February 1, 2014

Having babies = loss of ab muscles. Postpartum = I want my abs back. Enter the Fab Ab February challenge….   It seems easy enough. Even if I don’t have time to get to the gym (which I truly hope I will regularly!! — Fingers crossed), I can still do these things at home. I’ve […]

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get fit!! // jump-starting the wheat belly diet

January 21, 2014

My husband has been super preachy with me about my love affair with carbs over the last year. Prior to my pregnancy in 2012, we ate very healthy. We would obviously have ‘cheat days’ — aka our Vegas trip — for special occasions. But overall, we ate clean, we ate healthy, and we rarely (if […]

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