Showing up

This Monday is not going to be top of the line for me and Monday's With Mary. I toyed with so many ideas this week and they just didn't feel ready, they didn't feel right.  I said from the beginning that I wanted to be real and honest and this week I couldn't find something … Continue reading Showing up

Half Marathon

ONE MORE WEEK!!! ONE MORE WEEK!!!! Woooohooo! I feel nervous and excited and happy and sad that we only have one more week of training.  This past week was good, and it is the last longer distances I will run.  I have realized that my knees do not love running.  It like I have arthritis … Continue reading Half Marathon

Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude

Everyone has defining moments that make you come to a realization of just how precious this life we are given is. My first moment was tearing my ACL. I would say over and over again, "It could be worse".  Other student athletes would always ask me why I was so positive, almost as if they … Continue reading Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude

Half Marathon

This week I kinda fell apart.  I did not run once.  I am having slight anxiety about it because the race is less than 2 weeks away, but I know there is nothing I can do about it, except be better this week!  My body has been hurting me and I took this weekend to … Continue reading Half Marathon

The 8 Week WTFs

As many of you may know I am in a long distance relationship with the absolute love of my life, his name is Joe (here is half of his face).  We met in college at Michigan State, he played baseball, I played field hockey and we lived in the same dorm freshman year. We have been … Continue reading The 8 Week WTFs

Half Marathon

The 10 mile trail run was hard, but super satisfying!  My knees hurt after, but nothing a little ice couldn't cure.  I also realized that applying Icy Hot to my back before running is super beneficial for me!  Ready for another week of training!!!   Monday- 10 Mile Trail Run Tuesday- CrossFit 12 min AMRAP 2 Squat … Continue reading Half Marathon

Monday Posts

To-Dos   So sorry for the late posting- I was having some writers block.  I went on a 10 mile run this morning hoping the hour and a half of me, by myself, trying to ignore how bad my body hurt, would give me the perfect inspiration for this weeks post.  Unfortunately, nothing really came … Continue reading Monday Posts

Half Marathon

Sh*t got real this week.  I completed an 8 mile run, which to some is nothing, but to me it was the farthest I have ever gone!! I was really proud of myself.  Still a lot more to go- but I was really happy to get to this point.  Another week to get better and … Continue reading Half Marathon

Monday Posts

The UnknownIf I could write down every hour of my day and say exactly what I was going to do during that time, I would.  Okay, who am I kidding?  I do... sometimes.  It is a habit I am trying to get away from.  There is something important to me about getting comfortable with the … Continue reading Monday Posts

Half Marathon

Week 3-  This past Saturday I decided to sign up for the Whole Life Challenge.  This is a 6 week challenge that focuses on creating healthy habits involving food, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, well-being and reflection.  You set standards for yourself and you give yourself a score each day.  To add on top of a … Continue reading Half Marathon