Goals, Inspiration, Life, Motivation

Stepping My Way Through September

Happy Labor Day! I hope you all enjoyed some time with family and friends this weekend! As relaxing as a long weekend can be, this one makes me kind of sad. For me, Labor Day always signals the end of Summer. I love the warm weather, the longer daylight hours, and the laid back feeling the summer brings. And while…

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Goals, Inspiration, Motivation, Running

Dear First-Time Marathoner

Dear First-Time Marathoner, As you prepare to take on this huge accomplishment today, don’t forget to take a few moments to reflect. Although today’s run is the goal that you have been working toward these last few months, don’t you dare diminish just how amazing you are to even get to this point. The countless hours that you have spent training.…

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Health And Wellness, Healthy, Motivation, Weight Loss

Top Ten Weight Loss Tips

One of the most common questions that I got after my initial weight loss was “What did you do?” And to be quite honest, at that time, I didn’t know exactly what I did. My typical answer was just “hard work and exercise”. After getting that question for what seemed like the hundredth time, I still didn’t have an exact…

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Goals, Health And Wellness, Inspiration, Motivation, Running, Weight Loss

August’s Arrival: Filled With Anticipations, Aspirations, and A Little Anxiety

Who doesn’t love a good alliteration? I do, but the title is anything but a play on words. It’s completely true. August is just around the corner and I’m definitely feeling the heat. The weather has been beautiful. Warm, sunny, and sometimes humid — but the true pressure is coming from it being “Marathon Month”. While I’m excited about the…

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Health And Wellness, Healthy, Life

Fitting In Fitness On The Fly

If your summer is as packed as mine, then you know that almost every single weekend is booked! It’s crazy! We either have weddings to attend, road trips to take, or vacations to enjoy. And even though the daylight is longer on these summer days, somehow the days seem shorter! No wonder the summer goes by so quick. And while…

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Getting Started, Inspiration, Running

Running Away From Regret

Whenever I talk about running to non-running folks, one of the most commonly mentioned topics is “Isn’t that bad for your knees?”. And truthfully, I don’t know what the right answer is. I suppose running can take a toll on your knees… But so can being overweight and inactive, right?  One thing that I am sure of though is that…

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