Struggling is Part of the Growing Process

This post is a little (or a lot) later than normal. And to be honest, it’s because my motivation is super low lately. To do anything. It’s like every year at this time my body wants to switch to hibernation mode. All I want to do is be in my sweatpants, in front of the fireplace, sleeping. Or eating. Or eating then sleeping.

It’s not good, but it’s real. And that’s what I want this blog to be.

Genuine — discussing both triumphs and struggles. Because I know I’m not alone. And I want you to know that you are not alone either. 

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Our Alaskan Adventure: Exploring “The Last Frontier” Part Three

Wednesday greeted us with a rainy start but a little rain never hurt anyone! We threw our rain gear on and headed toward a beach trail near our rental. Our host had told us that this beach was a great place to find fossils and my Dad was on a mission to find one!

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Our Alaskan Adventure: Exploring “The Last Frontier” Part Two

Monday morning of our Alaskan Adventure greeted us with sunshine and calm ocean waters. The perfect day for a fishing trip! Our charter was set to head out a little after lunch, so we had all morning to enjoy the scenery. I decided to head out for a quick run while everyone else got ready for the day.

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Our Alaskan Adventure: Exploring “The Last Frontier” Part One

I can’t believe that it’s been over a week since we got back from “The Last Frontier”.  Our Alaskan adventure was certainly a trip of a lifetime and I am so thankful to have experienced it with my whole family. From fishing to glacier tours, hiking to gold panning, we did it all. It truly was an amazing week!

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Already August?!? This Month’s Aspirations, Arrivals, and ALASKA!

I can’t believe that it is already August! This summer is flying by — they say that’s what happens when you are having fun, right? And I plan on August being awesome. There are SO many things I am looking forward to this month. I can’t wait to share all of my adventures with you! 

But before all the excitement begins, I want to share my August aspirations. Not only does sharing these goals get them “out” into the world, but sharing my ambitions also holds me accountable. 

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Juggling Into June — Learning How To Balance Work, Fitness, and Fun

I have always wanted to learn how to juggle.

While working the graveyard shift at a Helpdesk in college I tried to teach myself.  I’m pretty sure that I would get three tosses in, realize that I’m actually juggling and drop everything.

Finding Balance

Needless to say, I still can’t juggle. And regardless of hand-eye coordination, we all balance a lot of responsibilities in everyday life. Trying to find time for fitness can be tough but definitely is a MUST do to live a happy, healthy life. Read More

Springing Ahead To May — More Goals and Future Ambitions

Once again, April was a fast month (Which one isn’t, right? And when did that happen?? I feel like as a child the days and weeks draaaaggggeeeddd on. Now, they fly by before you even realize that they started.) but it is time to start thinking about May goals!

 

Time doesn’t stop. And neither will I! I am constantly striving to improve myself –to become a better person, wife, and runner. And I truly believe that running helps me accomplish my first two objectives.

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Arizona Wrap-Up

After spending the night in Flagstaff, we were out on the road bright and early heading for Meteor Crater. Although we weren’t heading there at 26,000 miles an hour (that’s as fast as the meteorite that hit this spot) we got there just in time for them to open — in fact, we were the only people on the first rim tour of the day.

This place was fascinating! It is the most well preserved meteor crater impact site on the Earth. More than a mile across and roughly 550 feet deep, this is the exact spot a meteorite impacted the Earth roughly around 50,000 years ago! So, where’s the meteorite?

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Arizona Rewind Part 2

Bright and early February 14th we headed north out of Sedona on Highway 89 toward Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff wasn’t our final destination however. Instead, we were passing through on our way to the Grand Canyon. Located on the South Rim sits Grand Canyon Village, a tourist hub for those seeking to experience the beauty and incredible size that this National Park boasts.

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Arizona Rewind Part 1

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 2 weeks since we left the cold Wisconsin winter for sunny Arizona. We had such an amazing time and I feel like we could have spent even more time just exploring the beautiful state with all the history and national monuments.

Arizona is a state unlike any other that I have visited before. In my head, it was desert and cactus as far as you could see. Was I ever wrong!! There were cactuses, but there was not only grass and trees, but also mountains and SNOW! I certainly didn’t pack accordingly.

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