Friday Favorites

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There are so many amazing resources, articles and blogs across the web.  I want to share with you a few things that I have found and enjoyed this week.  These favorites range from topics on faith, family, fitness, food and always fun! Faith The 5 Mom Prayers You Need by Lysa Terkeurst I Want to Leave a Legacy from Running Rachel Family Helpful Tips to Teach Your Child to Read from The Marathon Mom Fitness Do you suffer from Running Envy from Fitness Cheerleader How to Stick with Your Workouts: Tips from Consistent Continue Reading

Fitness Fun at the Park


I will be honest, I mainly prefer working out solo.  I can go at my own pace and get in my workout zone (whether it is running or strength).  Yet, sometimes I enjoy shaking things up a bit and making my workouts more social.  Finding and making fitness fun at the park with a friend… and my three monkeys (because they are always with me). I met my good friend, Yvonne, at a downtown Sacramento park yesterday morning.  The boys and I had never been to McKinley Park and were excited to take a break from their lessons to go explore and play.  Continue Reading

5 Tips for Running While Children Ride Bikes


We are an active family and love spending time outdoors.  If the weather is beautiful outside, I would much rather hit the trails WITH my boys than run the treadmill.  Sometimes we have to make sacrifices and decisions based on life circumstances… I choose running with my boys. As the boys get older, the dynamics of our running together has changed.  I used to push a single jogger, then a double jogger, then a double jogger with a little bike rider.  Up until recently it was two big boys riding while I would push the youngest in the Continue Reading

Seen on my Run


I love running.  I prefer running outdoors compared to indoors.  I prefer to run alone compared to running with three wild children and one old dog.  I prefer to have a specific workout plan and stick to it compared to the inconsistent running I get when my children are with me.  Sometimes we don’t always get what we want.  This always leads to an adventure of epic proportions when Mommy wants to run outside… and her only choice is to run WITH KIDS in order for that to happen.  Mommy wanted to run 3 Continue Reading

Bike Ride with the Boys


It was another beautiful day in northern California.  The sun was shining and we had blue skies.  I could not (and would not) do another workout inside my gym.  I absolutely had to take my workout outside… with the boys.  The workout wasn’t very intense… but the fresh air and movement gave me the needed energy and mood boost. The boys and I hit the local trails to ride bikes.  It was a slow ride (really slow).  We enjoyed taking our time and checking out the animals and scenery along the trail. We saw lots of ducks swimming in the water.  Continue Reading

Weighing in on Weight Loss

weight loss reflections and reasons why i can

It has been a while since I shared my weight loss journey.  In fact, I have been shying away from sharing the number and even discussing weight loss… while focusing mainly on the importance of being healthy.  However, it is time in my journey to weigh in and share with you my weight loss goals, journey, and status… or lack there of. My weight has not changed (or has slowly increased in number about 5-10 pounds) the past year.  It is not for lack of trying.  I have been running like crazy and have tried to focus on nutrition and portion Continue Reading