Category Archives: Motivation

Looking Ahead to 2016

Though I didn’t realize it would be a year of great change, 2015 has certainly proven to be just that.  Despite having set yearly goals for myself back in January, those goals were quickly reevaluated and modified after finding out … Continue reading

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Tips for Staying Healthy Over the Holidays (and a SmartyPants Giveaway!)

Disclaimer: Through my affiliation with Fit Approach, I received SmartyPants Adult Complete Travel Packs in exchange for this review.  As always, all opinions are my own. Its hard to believe that Thanksgiving is one week from tomorrow!  With Thanksgiving right around … Continue reading

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November 2015 Monthly Goals

For the most part, October went much more smoothly than September did in terms of my training.  Although I would have liked to work out more than I did, now that I’m in the third trimester I’m definitely slowing down, … Continue reading

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15 in 2015 Update #2

You may recall that my big fitness goal for the year is to complete 15 races.  So far this year I’ve crossed the finish line of 13 races: St. Patrick’s Day Double (5k followed by 10k) Shamrock 8k Shamrock Half … Continue reading

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October 2015 Monthly Goals

Its the first day of a new month, which means its time for another look at my monthly goals!  Like the past several months, September absolutely flew by.  Between the start of my eighth year of teaching, running my fifth … Continue reading

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Sometimes Running is the Best Medicine

Yesterday was one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days.  And it was like that from the start. I arrived at work about an hour before school started, with the intention of getting some work done in my … Continue reading

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September 2015 Monthly Goals

I really wish time would start slowing down a bit.  Of course, I say that now but I’m sure as I near the end of my pregnancy I’ll start saying that I wish time would speed up.  Regardless, it continues … Continue reading

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Why I’m Still Exercising While Pregnant

I’ve been debating writing this post for a couple of weeks now.  Before I get any further into this post, let me just emphasize the importance of consulting with your doctor prior to starting any exercise routine, whether you’re pregnant … Continue reading

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August 2015 Monthly Goals

I feel like I say this every month, but time is just flying by!  I wish it would slow down so that I have more time to enjoy my summer break, and more time to get things done around the … Continue reading

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July 2015 Monthly Goals

Where is time going?!?  How can it already be July 1st?  It feels like 2015 just started and that I was setting both my yearly goal as well as my first set of monthly goals for the year! Unlike May, … Continue reading

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