Ditch The Scale and Find Happiness

Ditch the scale

I am a victim to my scale.  I have a love hate relationship with it.  I love when it tells me a good number and hate it when it tells me a larger number.  Funny how a simple machine can dictate my happiness.  Today, my friend Janice will be sharing her story and experience how she ditched the scale to find happiness. Back in December 2009 I did something drastic – I threw out my scale. Frustrated with my creeping weight, I joined an online weight loss support group.  The first three things I learned from the group was: Weigh yourself Continue Reading

5 Lessons To Learn From a Corporate Mom

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I am a stay-at-home mom and it has been many years since I have been in the work force.  I admire working moms because they have to juggle their job, family, fitness, and more!  My friend Katie is an inspiration to me with her passion and love for her family, fitness and successful work ethic.  While I am on vacation, I asked her to share with us some of her wisdom. She is a successful working mom, and has decided to share with us 5 lessons to learn from a corporate mom.  These are amazing tips whether you are a working mom, a stay-at-home mom Continue Reading

Trail Running Rattlesnake Bar

Trail Running Rattlesnake Bar

Trail running is different from road running.  Time and distance goes by faster than on the road.  I had a rare kid free morning and decided to meet two of my girlfriends to run the trails at Rattlesnake Bar.  I haven’t run (or hiked) this particular trail before, so it was a new-to-me trail to #BlazeNewTrails with friends.  Fun! My boys were at VBS Art Camp for the morning and I had a few kid free hours.  I decided to drive up the hill to meet and run with two dear friends, whom I haven’t run with since the Rock-N-Roll San Francisco half Continue Reading

I entered the #RWCoverContest

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I did it.  I did something scary.  I entered the Runner’s World cover contest… for a chance to be on the cover of the December issue!  I know it is a long shot.  I figured why not… and entered. I am not the fastest runner on there.  Heck, I will probably never win my age group! I am not the most inspiring runner entered, many have amazing back stories. I am not an expert or coach, yet I am always learning new tips, tricks, and techniques to help me with my running goals. What I lack in speed, history, knowledge, and awesomeness… I make Continue Reading

Mapping out my Fitness Plan


Happy Monday Ya’ll!  I find that I always do better with my fitness plan when I have it written down and laid out to keep me on track and organized.  This is true in all areas of my life: meal planning, activities, bill paying etc.  Writing things down helps keep me organized and on track.  Creating and sharing a fitness plan helps me see the week at a glance. My running goals are still the same as they have been the past few months.  I am running for fun and focusing on heart rate training.  I am not necessarily doing the Maffetone Method Continue Reading

Scenes From The Week

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Hi Friends! I can NOT believe that the year is already OVER half way through!  PLUS it is already the middle of July!  Summer is flying by!  We have been keeping busy, and this week was no exception.  There was adventure and busyness galore!  Today I wanted to share with you a few scenes from our week. This week was the last week of the boys swim lessons.  The boys rocked their lessons and learned a lot! The two younger boys are moving to the next level and the oldest just needs to work on his breast stroke kick and he will be moving on.  Continue Reading