Monthly Must Have: Audible

There are some things that really help me with my fitness and health. Sometimes it’s a food, equipment, or random product that makes me feel healthier or just plain better about myself. So I decided to share one each month, maybe they can help you improve your health/fitness/mental stare. My first must have is Audible,…

Spring has sprung… Kind of

The first day of spring, and you think flowers and sunshine. If you live in my area you also think of free Rita’s Water Ice. But there I was on the first day of spring, driving home in a snow storm. Spring time has always been a time to shake off the any winter slump…

Book Review: Drop Dead Healthy

Before I get into how much I truly loved Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, let me tell you how it worked. The author A.J. Jacobs took on being the healthiest person in the world, and dedicated two years of his life to this pursuit. He created a monster to do…

Fitness Goals for 2018

Some people might find it hokey, a new year is a new clean slate. In my mind if it makes you want to improve and set goals, then do it. You might have family members or friends give their two cents. Telling you that you tried before, or say you won’t do it. But forget…

2017 Goal Review

Much like 2016, I had set myself some goals in 2017 for my fitness. I focused really hard on some, and really could have worked harder on my other goals. There was actually one goal that I completely forgot about. At certain points while reflecting on them I felt super discouraged, “Good job failing!” But…

Had Myself A Merry Little Christmas

From Thanksgiving to Christmas things have been crazy. I totally let the holidays crush me fitness wise. Eating was definitely less than stellar, and my workouts were non-existent. Not going to make excuses and not going to sit here trying to rationalize. I dropped the ball, and I should have done better. I did however…

Post Goal Reset: Need to get back to it!

So it’s been a few weeks since I accomplished one of my biggest fitness goals. What have I done since? Absolutely nothing. Obviously the days following the races I wanted to enjoy the rest of my vacation. This meant a trip to the spa with my mom and sister, and a day indulging in the…

Course 2 of the Wine & Dine: The Half Marathon

While the 10k was fun and a challenge on its own, the original goal was to run my first half marathon. So the next morning, after running a 10k, I woke up feeling slightly sore to conquer 13.1 miles. The most I had ever run in a race before was 15k (9.3 miles), but this…

Course 1 of the Wine & Dine: 10k

It feels like yesterday that I made the decision to sign up for my first half marathon. I was so hesitant, and unsure. When I finally decided I would sign up, the regular sign up was closed. So I made the move to sign up for what was called, Disney’s Wine & Dine “Two Course…

Halfway Through My 1/2 Training

I decided a while back that I wanted to train for a half marathon. There are many locally I could have done, but since my family is planning a trip to Disney that coincides with a ‘runDisney’ weekend I couldn’t pass up this opportunity! When I went to register for the Disney Wine & Dine…

Being Prepared for the New Job

I took a new job, and I am very excited about it. Well, excited and scared. I’m very excited to be at a new school, with my own 5th grade classroom. It’s something I really wanted, and I am really ready for the step in the right direction professionally. So this week I have been focused…

Charity Miles: Moving with Purpose

While I was running one day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, “The Jillian Michaels Show”. They had on a man named Gene Gurkoff, who started, Charity Miles. He talked about he was doing runs in honor of his grandfather who had Parkinson’s disease. Gene went on to talk about he put…