• Tips for creating a plan for better health
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    Tips for Creating a Plan for Better Health

    Hi Friends! Do you ever feel like your intentions for something are so great but you struggle to create a plan? For instance, do you want to improve your health but struggle to create a plan for better health? Isn’t it crazy how you can be so motivated, so on course, and something just knocks you right off? For me this last, nearly two weeks, has been one of those times. It seemed like everywhere I turned something was changing, my to-do’s seemed to be piling and I couldn’t seem to get ahead or do anything right. I found myself tired, eating like garbage, stressed, and snapping at everyone around…

  • First Marathon Race Recap
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    Running My First Marathon

    I posted a bit ago about how I trained for my first marathon and I wanted to take some time to finally share the race experience with you.  The Week Before: In the process of looking up and researching tips, tricks, and advice for running your first marathon, I stumbled across a ‘warning’ of sorts. This ‘warning’ mentioned that runners may feel more anxiety and stress the week leading up to the race itself. You may begin to doubt your training and second guess the whole thing. Add that to decrease in training from taper (ie: way more time on my hands than before) and it spelled a recipe for…

  • Marathon Training Recap for first time marathon runner
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    Running My First Marathon and Marathon Training Recap

    I have been a runner since I was in 7th grade. When I didn’t make the cheerleading squad I decided to go out for the track team instead and well, the rest is history. Over the years I developed a love for running and continued to run competitively through to my sophomore year of college. After quitting cross country and track in college to focus on my academics I took nearly a year off of running entirely but before long I was back at it and running for fun again. When I was in graduate school I completed my first half marathon and over the next 6 years I completed…

  • Journey to better health as a busy mom
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    Improving Health as a Busy Mom

    I am doing something I never, ever thought I would do on this little ol’ blog of mine, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing details of my journey to better health and weight loss. Now, I have no intentions of making this a blog all about products nor am I going to be trying to sell anything to you. I am simply going to share my journey with you. All its ups and downs, all the good and bad, and how I am trying to do it while balancing working mom life. I have struggled over the last several years to find a place where I…