Jan 5

January 5, 2016

Where Have I Been?!?

The short answer is: busy, pregnant, and figuring things out. Things have just gotten really busy in our house and I have been working on prioritizing things. This is actually one of my specialties (I’m pretty good at time management). You know how you have moments in life where you just feel like you are constantly behind? That’s where I was and I just needed some time off to catch up. I can’t say I’m fully caught up on everything…

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Nov 3

November 3, 2015

Marathon Recovery and the Cutest Running Shoes

There are tons of articles out there on the proper way to recover from a marathon. I encourage anyone who wants to run a marathon to read them. You can find a lot of useful information in many of them that will be helpful to you. For me, my main focus in the few weeks after a marathon is to let my body heal and rest and to prevent injury. With every marathon I’ve run, recovery has come easier in…

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Oct 27

October 27, 2015

Recipe: Cowboy Stirfry

My stepmom introduced me to a new favorite recipe so I have to give her credit here. It is super simple and quick to prepare. Plus, my husband absolutely loves it. He calls it the Cowboy Stir-fry. This recipe has 3 ingredients (seriously!) and is delicious. It does take an hour to cook but it’s so easy to make so we don’t mind just popping it in the oven to cook. It’s also pretty healthy and I imagine you could…

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Oct 23

October 23, 2015

Why Quality Workout Clothes Matter

When I first started running and really working out I had no idea what type of clothes to wear. Thinking back, I still can’t believe I wore old cotton shirts or clothes that didn’t even fit me properly. They were uncomfortable, caused the dreaded chafing, and I didn’t feel good in them at all. I was of the mindset that I was just going to sweat in the clothes I wore so did it really even matter what I was…

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Oct 22

October 22, 2015

Chicago Marathon 2015 Recap: It just wasn’t my race

If you follow me on social media then you probably already know that my race did not go as planned last Sunday. I finished way off my race goal (and far from my other finish times). To be honest, once I knew I wasn’t going to make my goal I sort of gave up and just made sure I finished the race. Finishing a marathon is an accomplishment, no matter what your time is. It is hard though when you…

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Oct 16

October 16, 2015

Nashville Moment: Gentry’s Farm

The other weekend we went to Gentry’s Farm in Franklin with some of my family. It’s been a long time since I have been to any sort of farm or pumpkin patch. It was the first weekend it opened and it was a great thing for the kids to do. I really liked this place and it’s a great fall activity for the family. I like that you pay at the door (kids under 2 are free!) and then that’s…

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