Run This Year 2014

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I want to share with and challenge you to run this year… in 2014.  I participated loosely last year, challenging myself to run further than I have in years past.  I didn’t run 2013 miles in 2013.  Instead, I actually ran around 850 miles this past year.  I am challenging myself to run further in 2014.  I may not run the year in miles… but I am setting a goal for myself of 1000 miles run in 2014! I am joining Team Run This Year 2014 and am in charge of finding and working with the amazing sponsors for the amazing giveaways throughout the year!  Continue Reading

Trying to be a Triathlete

I love running.  I love swimming.  I love biking.  Yet, I have never brought those sporting loves together at one time.  Nor have I ever competed in a triathlon.  I tend to stick to one thing and try to give 100% 80% of my effort to that one sport. I have many mega sporting goals on my fitness bucket list.  One of the fitness goals is to participate in and complete a triathlon.  I am not picky on the distance, but just to smoosh the three sports I enjoy into one competitive race called a triathlon. I do not know why this sport intimidates Continue Reading

Five Must Have Fitness Apps

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Like many of us, the new year brings many people wanting to get back on the health and fitness bandwagon.  Many people (myself included) have health and fitness goals.  Some health and fitness goals might include: losing weight, start running, start walking, being more active, try crossfit, join a gym (or actually use the gym membership they currently have), lift weights, or just start a fitness routine. Whatever your fitness goals for the new year, if you own a smart phone, there are many fitness apps to choose from.  I have many fitness apps Continue Reading

Quality Time Challenge

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Time has been a topic that has been pressed down, shaken, and stirred around in my heart the past few days weeks months.  It always seems that I am lacking in time.  Running late.  Running behind.  Too busy. No time. I hate to admit it, but there are days when I am even too busy to pay attention to my children.  Really focus on them and give them my complete attention.  Yes, I care for their needs.  I acknowledge them.  But do I really see them?  Do I give them the attention they seek, need, crave, desire?  too busy. There are many days when Continue Reading

Running a mile BAREFOOT on the treadmill for #RWrunstreak

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Happy Thursday, friends!  While at the gym this morning, I decided to run an impromptu mile on the treadmill for the Runners World run streak challenge (where you run a mile a day for the duration of the challenge). I had planned on taking a pilates/yoga class at my gym to help work my core and stretch out my overworked legs from the past few days.  I arrived at the gym 30 minutes before class was scheduled to start… and knew I had a few moments to spare before class. Tying to be productive and deciding to continue with my run streak… I Continue Reading

I completed TWO #JoggerMomMarathon Distances in the Month of May!

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The past two years, JoggerMom puts on a virtual race for the month of May.  You have 31 days to cover the distance of a marathon, 26.2 miles.  She asks that you run the recorded miles.  Not an issue for this running mom.  It is not a timed race… just do your best, cover the miles, and challenge yourself to do your best. I participated in the race last year and finished with a decent finish time.  It gave me an idea of what I am capable of if I were to run an actual marathon.  Which is still a huge fitness goal for me. Over the course of the Continue Reading