Category Archives: Motivation

February 2016 Monthly Goals

January was a unique month for me for many reasons.  Not only was it my first full month as a mother, but it was also the first time in I can’t remember how long when for much of the month I … Continue reading

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My Long Awaited 2016 Goals

I purposely didn’t set any goals for 2016 prior to now.  While I set my usual monthly goals at the beginning of January, I wanted to wait until after I was cleared by my OB to resume running and other … Continue reading

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January 2016 Monthly Goals

Happy New Year everybody!  2015 was quite the year, and I’m looking forward to an even more exciting 2016. Even though today marks only nine days postpartum, that doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking about my fitness goals for both … Continue reading

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2015: My Year of Running

2015 has been an absolutely incredible, and life changing year.  I accomplished so much when it came to my running, and even though I usually wait until later in the month to start sharing my end of year posts, given … Continue reading

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December 2015 Monthly Goals

Today marks the beginning of December which means it also marks the beginning of the month in which my little boy will be born!  Preston and I are both extremely excited and anxious to meet our little guy, and can’t wait … Continue reading

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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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