I think I can’t

Ever been so convinced you can't do something only to happily surprise yourself? I've been working out on and off for about two years now, but never on a consistent enough schedule and never following any type of healthy eating plan because I love carbs and sugar way too much to ever give them up... Continue Reading →


La Tortura (pre-race)

One of these days, I'll really buckle down and actually train for my races. Like, full on follow the schedule and eat right and not stress and have a cig or two the week before the big day. I'll follow the plan all the way through the end and not stop training the last month... Continue Reading →

On Daily Workouts

What I learned while attempting to workout every single day for a month: Working out (whether it be something light like a long walk or a jog or a strength training session) makes me feel good.  It makes me feel alive and capable and strong. Sweating and getting my heart rate up truly does have... Continue Reading →

cough, cough, cough, get away from me

Everyone in my house is sick right now.  Monika has a cough that won't quit.  Ellexa has a horrible ear infection.  My husband managed to catch that too.  Elliah has really bad allergies.  Caleb and I see to be the only normal ones right now, but living with four sick people and not getting sick... Continue Reading →


I've gained about five pounds in the last two weeks and while it may not seem like much, it *is* because it puts me right under my "dreaded" weight and that is so not okay.  I wish I had more time to run.  I wish I had more time to myself.  But alas, family comes first.... Continue Reading →

On plateaus

I started going to the gym at the beginning of July.  Prior to that I mainly ran every other day, three miles or so.  The scale wasn't moving, my legs looked okay, but not as toned as I'd like them to.  I started the 30 Day Shred which had given me awesome results before, but... Continue Reading →

Morning sanity.

I say this all the time, but I think it bares worth repeating: working out is good for my body, great for my heart, and amazing for my mental health. It took everything in me to get out of bed at 5:30 this morning.  I kept telling myself that I'd just run at night.  Then... Continue Reading →

Friday Wrap-Up

So I dropped my 10k training program in favor of a 5k one.  I got all the way through Day 19, but my knee started hurting and I'm paranoid about over-training and getting injured, so that's that.  Plus it's not like I'm going to actually be running a 10k anytime soon, so other than proving to... Continue Reading →

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