Bainbridge Island: Family Vacation

SUP in Pugent Sound

Last week, our little family loaded up the van to visit family in the Pacific Northwest.  We spent the first few days in Bainbridge Island, Washington.  The boys enjoyed playing with their cousins and making memories.  Oh what a unique experience for my city kids to enjoy the beach life of Washington state. After church on Sunday, the men (my husband and his brother-in-law, Brian) went fishing for crabs.  The kiddos and I (and my sister-in-law Kendra) enjoyed exploring the islands parks. When the men returned, it was time to prep and clean Continue Reading

3 Tips for Feeding Your Faith When Life Gets Busy


I am so excited to introduce you to my dear friend, Kelly today.  She is also known as Colorado Fit Mom and is one of my dear friends, fitness mentors and a pretty all around amazing gal!  While I am on vacation, I asked her to share with me (us – YOU) her top three tips to feed your faith when life gets busy.  Making a daily commitment to grow your faith and challenge your fitness. Hi! I'm Kelly - a wife, mom of three and Texas girl living in Colorado (10 years now!) who loves the Lord, Blue Bell ice cream and solo runs through through the Continue Reading

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

5 Lessons

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