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On a journey to a whole new life! Health, fitness, blogging, traveling...I am blessed beyond measure. Down over 100 pounds so far! Follow me on my journey!
Keep Getting Up

Keep Getting Up

I feel like I’ve written almost this same blog post so many times over the last couple of years. For one reason or another, I have had to start from zero on my fitness journey many times. I’ve let it get me down and discourage me from sharing, because I felt like I didn’t have enough to give. This time didn’t seem any different, but once again, God has used a song to speak to me. Music is powerful, and…

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Budget-Friendly Planner Option!

Budget-Friendly Planner Option!

It seems like a lot of people are on a planner kick right now. Pretty planners, colored pens, and stickers are really popular. Maybe I’m just late to the bandwagon, but I’ve only recently noticed it! I’ve always been terrible about writing things down, but it has really been helping me organize my thoughts lately. There are a lot of really beautiful (REALLY EXPENSIVE) planner options out there. Those books are really nice, but I was looking for a more…

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Passing the time on the Dreadmill

Passing the time on the Dreadmill

I’ve just finished my first full week of getting back on my fitness track, so I thought I’d give you a little training update! I went to the gym 6 of 7 days this week, and completed 3 training runs. I alternate with cross training using a combination of 30 minutes of cardio (bike, elliptical, etc.) and weight training. I’m not back up to my full running capabilities, so I am not running the entire distance. I’m still covering the…

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4th of July Dessert!

4th of July Dessert!

Hello everyone! I hope you have a safe, fun and (mostly) healthy holiday weekend! I just tried a delicious new recipe from Skinnytaste that would make a great dessert for 4th of July or any time! It is very easy, very light, and very delicious! The recipe is for Red, White, and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip. They use the dip for skewers made of fruit and angel food cake. I used it as a dessert topping and…

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Storing running gear…the tip that will change your life!

Storing running gear…the tip that will change your life!

So…as you can see from my lack of updates, there hasn’t been much to report. My allergies have been kicking my butt this year, to the point where strenuous exercise is hard. I am getting back on track (again) this week and it feels so good! Who knew sweating would feel so amazing? It’s funny how things change. Starting over again is hard, but I can’t do anything about what has happened in the past. I can only go from…

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Finding my way back to running…finding my way back to me…

Finding my way back to running…finding my way back to me…

Wow. Has it really been a year since I’ve written here? I suppose it has! What a year this has been. Most of it was plagued with injury, which meant I was mostly frustrated. I was in physical therapy for several months. I’m technically “discharged,” but I still have a long road to recovery ahead of me. It seems like I take two steps forward, then one step back. I am getting better, but setbacks have been a regular occurrence….

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Ups and Downs of Healthy Living

Ups and Downs of Healthy Living

As some of you may know, last year was a difficult one for me. I had many struggles with my health that made it difficult to train for my second half marathon. In the weeks leading up to the race, I got sick again. So, I didn’t get the training in that I’d hoped. I still felt like I would probably be able to finish, and felt I should at least try. Race day came, and we’ll just say that…

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Why are you running?

Why are you running?

On a run several weeks ago, I encountered a family pulling a little girl in a wagon. As I ran past, she said “Hi,” and I said “Hi,” back. Just as I got past her, she said, “Why are you running?” I was in the zone, and already gone by the time her words hit me. They stuck with me though. Why am I running? As I ran, I thought about this. My first thought was, “Because it’s fun.” This…

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Overcomer

Overcomer

For various health reasons (none of which turned out to be serious, all of which are on their way out), this has been a rough year. I started out running my first half marathon (and the 5K and the 10K…) at the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World. I was in the best shape I have ever been in, and it was one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. After I came home, it seemed like…

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THE Best Earbuds! Yurbuds!

THE Best Earbuds! Yurbuds!

Hello everyone! I have noticed some common questions in running groups regarding gear, fueling, etc. and I thought it might help to address some of them here! One question is “What kind of earbuds can I use that will stay in my ears?” I had the same question a year or so ago. Earbuds, earplugs, anything that is supposed to go in my ears will stay there for about 10 seconds and then fall right out. I always thought I…

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