Our Traveling Circus

For a while now, my husband has been itching to take our girls to the beach.  He grew up on an island and it just felt odd to him that his own children hadn’t experienced sand in their toes and salty air on their little faces.  The only thing I could think of was… A.…

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Week 6: Finding My Groove

The last couple weeks have been a learning curve of sorts.  I am still figuring out the balance between momming – training – writing – wife’ing but within each of those is another balancing act in itself.   While I LIKE to have some kind of outside activity to do with the girls, the heat…

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Let Them Eat Pizza!

I think people who claim everyone should work in the service industry at some point in their lives are like those little kids who find joy in burning ants with a magnifying glass.  It’s a fraternity you have to be initiated in and it does not discriminate whose soul it destroys.  Waiting tables, retail, customer…

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Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort…

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Week 4: Mind Over Matter

For the last 2 weeks I cleaned up my diet again and was relieved as hell to see that my stamina and mileage improved a TON!  I still have trouble with snacking on the bad things, but I’m human and training is tough.  The more you exercise/run, the more starving you feel ALL day long.…

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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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