Jun 23

June 23, 2015

7 Lessons Learned in my First Year as a Mom

I have officially been a mom for a year now. It has honestly been one of the best years of my life. I know so many people say that but the reason so many people say it is because it’s true! My love grows for my family every day. The past year has had some tough moments too and some great learning experiences. Becoming a mom has been amazing but there is a lot I have had to learn in…

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Jun 17

June 17, 2015

Where to find your next RACE!!

It’s no secret I LOVE running races. The whole experience is great to me. I have run numerous races and I have to say one of the hardest things about planning my races each year is actually finding them. When I was living in Chicago, I would get some serious winter blues so I would start planning my races in January for the summer and fall. I would have to search around online to find different ones. To be honest,…

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Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Recipe Round Up: What I’m Loving Lately

Since I try to eat healthy most of the time, I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make. I generally like to make things that taste great, are quick and easy to make, and don’t cost a fortune. I get these recipes from all over – searching the internet, Pinterest, and getting suggestions from my stepmom. In fact, most of them are recommended from her because she’s a great cook and likes to eat healthy too. Lucky…

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Jun 11

June 11, 2015

I am not a Pinterest Mom

I am not a Pinterest Mom. Phew, it feels good to get that off my chest. I have been planning Ady’s first birthday party and the decorations started to seriously stress me out. I am not a creative or artsy person at all. I don’t know how to make magical things out of paper cups and tissue paper. I can barely draw a stick figure. So if I hear one more person to tell me to “just look at Pinterest”…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2015

6 Reasons I am Thankful for Running

Yesterday was National Running Day and unfortunately I couldn’t get a run in but I made up for it this morning on my treadmill. There are so many of these types of days out there and they are a little bit silly but the Running Day I can definitely jump on the bandwagon for. Running has been a huge part of my life for over 10 years now. It all started as a way for me to relieve some stress…

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Jun 4

June 4, 2015

Running Slump

So I think I’m in a running slump or funk or whatever you want to call it. Lately when I go out for a run, it’s just not the same. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t have a race immediately in the future, I’m too tired, or I’m just not into it but it’s just off. And it’s starting to make me a little sad! I feel a lot slower and running seems harder than it should some…

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