If you follow me on social, you know I’ve been struggling lately. Not with running because yay, I got released to run Monday! Albeit 1-2 miles at a time and following the 10% rule so building my base will take some time. I’m struggling with sugar! Ugh! I know, me, clean eating, salad ordering, broccoli posting, me! Newsflash: I am a closet eating candy hoarder. Granted, normally I don’t give in, but lately I have been. Why??? Because I found out I have a peanut intolerance and it’s killing me. When I would normally eat a spoonful of peanut butter, I’m grabbing 3 hershey kisses. Instead of my reeces peanut butter protein shake, I’m eating sweettarts and starbursts. And what is that doing to me? It’s causing major early evening crashes!!! I have been wanting to go to sleep at like 6:30 pm! I realized I’ve got to stop!READ MORE
Many of you that know me personally or from social media may think my recent blogging break may be due to injury. I can’t run therefore I have nothing to blog about. But there’s much more to it than that and I’ll try to quickly explain. (My apologies for the break).
I recently read an article talking about personalities. I’m always intrigued by these. Not sure why. Of course when finished, I knew what I already knew that I’m a type A, need to stop and smell the roses more type, and that got me to thinking. We are raised from a young age to goal set, to learn from mistakes to keep our eye on the prize. Again, all good stuff. But what about for those of us who almost have hyperactive personalities? Not that we ourselves are hyperactive, but that rather than actually take Oprah’s cue to live in the moment, we find every reason to plan for another. When the ability to goal set is hindered due to circumstance, what happens???READ MORE
A friend of mine is going through terminal illness with her dad. She’s an amazing runner, athlete and mother and is normally very involved in the local race circuit. Some of her recent social media posts about life and relationships have really touched me and motivated me to write this list today. Life is truly about relationships and as we head into this weekend, I hope you will cherish yours and aim to be the happiest you possible!READ MORE
You’ve seen it before. Those annoying fitness people who post that they can do 5 minute plank holds. Like really??? Well, let me share a secret with you. It’s not as hard as you think. (Insert roll of your eyes at me, sure). But seriously. I used to do 5 minute plank holds all the time. Then I got lazy with abs, and in January a 2 minute plank hold was tough. No lie. My core was not in the same kind of shape and I was like eek, how do I get it back. Let me teach you a little trick that got me back in plank shape in no time (it’s not rocket science)….READ MORE