Category Archives: Motivation

My Year of Running

Its incredible to look back and think about all that I’ve accomplished this year!  At this time last year, I was training for my first half marathon, and now I’ve crossed the finish line of three half marathons, as well … Continue reading

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December 2014 Monthly Goals

Is it really already the last month of 2014?!?  This year has flown by, and I cannot believe that I’m setting my last set of 2014 goals!  But before I set my December goals, let’s first look back at my November … Continue reading

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Friday Five – November 28th – What I’m Most Thankful For

Happy belated Thanksgiving everybody!  I had hoped to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving prior to now, but you may have noticed things have been a bit quiet here on the blog this week.  That wasn’t my intention, but … Continue reading

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Why Do You Run?

Often times when I discuss my passion for running, I’m often met with the response of, “You’re crazy!”  Many people think that I’m absolutely nuts to have put myself on this running journey, and often gasp when they hear that … Continue reading

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How Will You Stayed Motivated During the Holidays?

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably have noticed that I’m currently participating in a handful of challenges.  But the photo challenges aren’t the only ones that I’m participating in.  What challenges am I currently participating in? Run Stretch … Continue reading

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Friday Five – November 7th – Five Ways to Stay on Track During the Holidays

We’re nearing the time of year where staying on track with fitness goals is often difficult.  Between family gatherings, holiday parties, and delicious holiday treats, it is often easy to sway away from our fitness goals.  This year I’ll be … Continue reading

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Reflecting on My Past Half Marathon Training

As I’m working on finalizing the details of my Shamrock training plan, I’ve been thinking about what worked (and what didn’t work) when I trained for my past three half marathons.  Looking back on all three of my past half … Continue reading

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November 2014 Monthly Goals

Happy Halloween everybody!  Preston and I are excited to experience another first as new homeowners tonight – passing out candy to trick or treaters.  We’re not sure how Riley is going to react to the constant opening and closing of … Continue reading

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2014 Marine Corps Marathon Volunteer Recap

Sunday morning I got to experience the Marine Corps Marathon from a different perspective, as a volunteer instead of as a runner.  Because Preston and I had wanted to be a part of this incredible race, we debated for awhile … Continue reading

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Friday Five – October 3rd – Sources of Inspiration

Even though running is very much an individual sport, it takes a community to help one another stay motivated and focused on our training.  For me, I turn to a number of sources for my inspiration. 1.  Social media One … Continue reading

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