Week 3: #gottheruns

This week proved that keeping a positive mind and outlook will yield good results!  Getting back on track with cleaner eating (I feel) also helped in keeping my mind clear and my runs stronger.   My kids seemed to know I was considering waking up a little earlier to get out before the heat rolled…

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This Is How We Veg Out!

I have been asked many times to show my workouts on my blog however, I feel REALLY goofy doing that so I’m trying to figure out the least embarrassing way to film myself.  So, be patient… BUT – here are my must-have fresh foods that I shove into the fridge every week.  I do the…

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#gottheruns: Week 2

This week could have been better, but I’m going to just focus on the fact that I put in the miles however pitiful they were.  I know everyone who runs religiously and everything you read says you need the carbs for energy and recovery, but they are just NOT my friend.  I find that my…

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Week 1: #gottheruns

Week 1 was not bad! It’s REALLY hot and humid, much sooner it seems this year than last, but I hit my goals and that’s all that matters.  I did have a friend recommend these hydration tablets which will come in handy the longer my runs get.  It’s so easy to get dehydrated in this…

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#gottheruns

A couple years ago my running style can only be described as sad.  Just really pitiful.  But I set small goals for myself over time and although what I did is probably not how most “runners” would progress, but I did what worked for me.  Like anything I do that is for “me” i work…

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My Mother’s Appreciation Pitch

While I was rushing around trying to figure out what to get, last minute (I’m that mom) for teacher appreciate week, I thought to myself… wait a minute…teachers get a whole week where students are to show their appreciation.  Parents are even fortunate enough to get a sheet of paper outlining each themed day to…

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Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” – said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn’t completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an…

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Don’t Tell Me That I Can’t

“If you don’t plan to make a career of this, don’t even bother.” That’s what a fellow writer said to me two years ago when I was given their contact just to ask for advice.  I was sitting on the first 13,000 words of my first manuscript.  No, it wasn’t complete.  I wasn’t anywhere near…

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Just A Mom

My 4-year-old came up to me and asks, “Are you a mother or just a mom?” Whew girl, what a loaded question. If you have a kid under the age of five, you know about the questions.  I don’t even have to be specific when I say that because you’re already sipping your second luke-warm…

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The Quiet Ones – Here We Go!

It’s that time again that I start begging strangers to appreciate my work! The Quiet Ones started with just a flicker of one “scene” in my mind back in July 2017 and since then, has grown into my second novel that I LOVED writing.  It’s very different from We All Fall Down, which makes me…

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