Let It Serve A Purpose or Let It Go // and a giveaway

April 12, 2017

Something amazing happened yesterday. I didn’t expect it. It wasn’t major. But it changed me. Without getting into the nitty gritty details, almost 9 years ago, just as my husband and I started dating, a few incidents occurred with another person. This person was, by all accounts, a stranger to me. But was a friend […]

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postpartum fitness // wishes + plans

January 17, 2016

I know I’m not postpartum yet, but gosh, I cannot wait to get back to feeling like myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’m giving myself as much time as necessary to heal, postpartum. However, this warmer than usual winter has had me in a bit of a jealous fit from time to time. Especially since […]

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31 FOR 31 //

December 4, 2015

It’s been a while since I set any sort of goals for myself. In fact, it’s been over a year! Holy smokes. So it’s time to change that — to give myself a sense of purpose in my thirty-first year of life. Even if this list is making its way two whole months after my […]

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Cleveland Marathon // Real Talk

May 14, 2015

OK, friends. It’s time to get real. I’m currently signed up for the Cleveland Half Marathon, which is this Sunday morning… … and I have NOT properly trained. At least not as of recent. As of recent my training runs have been short. Like at most, 4 miles. Even though I was regularly running 10+ […]

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the art of juggling // TFAWM an update of sorts

April 9, 2015

Guys. Let’s just cut to the chase: It sucks. Working and being the mom of a toddler sucks the big one. It’s exhausting. And I constantly feel pulled in a thousand different directions. And it is the fault of no one. It just is the life of a mom. Because moms put that kind of […]

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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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marathon training // an update

January 21, 2015

During the holidays I was anticipating the impending doom of a training schedule. But I was ready for it… until I got the flu. It took a total of two weeks to fully recover. My doctor delayed the start of training for a week to make sure I was 100% in good health. As difficult […]

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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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