Category Archives: Motivation

Friday Five – Five Reasons to Donate to RMHC

As I shared back in October, I will be running the Chicago Marathon next October.  Not only will it be my first marathon, but it will also be the first major race that I’m running with a charity team for. … Continue reading

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December 2016 Monthly Goals

Wow, where has 2016 gone?!?  Its hard to believe that we’re getting ready to start the last month of the year, which is going to be an extremely busy one. Since we were at Disney World for Wine and Dine … Continue reading

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My First Marathon Will Be…

I’m excited to announce that in 352 short days I’ll be running my first marathon….. I’m very excited about the idea of training for and running the Chicago Marathon.  I know that the next almost year is going to be quite … Continue reading

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Why Now is a Better Time to Consider Running a Marathon

Back in the spring, I shared why the time wasn’t right for me to run my first marathon.  Since then, I’ve thought a lot about whether there ever will be a “right” time, as well as what my goals as … Continue reading

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My Favorite Friday Five Posts

Today marks the end of an era.  Last week, Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia, also known as the DC Trifecta Bloggers, announced their intention to end the Friday Five linkup.  I’ll admit, I’m a bit disappointed in the decision, though I … Continue reading

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Pushing Myself Outside of My Comfort Zone

Its very easy to get into a routine in many aspects of life, including running.  Its very easy to continually run on the same routes, because no matter how boring it might be, the terrain is predictable and your body … Continue reading

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October 2016 Monthly Goals

I feel like I keep saying this every month, but this year is just flying by.  Its hard to believe that we’re already three quarters of the way through 2016 and that fall is in full swing now. There were … Continue reading

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September 2016 Monthly Goals

If I’m going to be 100% honest, August went nowhere near as I would have liked when it came to my fitness.  Not only did we have our week long family vacation to Disney World, but while we were there … Continue reading

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August 2016 Monthly Goals

Confession time: I completely forgot about one of my July goals after I wrote my goals out.  100% completely forgot about it.  Not because I wanted to, but there were more important things on my mind.  July was an incredibly … Continue reading

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How I’m Staying Motivated to Train During the Summer

Two weeks ago I shared tips for summer training.  No matter how many things you do in order to make training during the summer more bearable, even the best athletes find it difficult to stay motivated to train during the … Continue reading

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