Tag Archives: Friday Five

Keeping Up with Your Fitness During the Holidays

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us.  I’ll be kicking off the holiday season tomorrow by hosting almost 20 people at our house for Friendsgiving.  Then Thanksgiving is next week.  And then before I know it Christmas … Continue reading

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November 2017 Goals

I’ll be honest, I completely forgot about most of my October goals about halfway through the month.  As I sat down last night to write this post, and pulled up my October goals, I could barely remember writing them.  That … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Training for and Running My First Marathon

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line almost three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection on what went well, as well as what didn’t, in preparing for as well as running my first marathon. 1.  Marathon training … Continue reading

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It’s Chicago Marathon Weekend!!!

Almost a year after signing up with Team RMHC, as well as 18 weeks of training, Chicago Marathon weekend is finally here!  I have so many emotions going into this weekend, but overall I’m excited about heading to Chicago, seeing … Continue reading

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October 2017 Goals

I have always had a love/hate relationship with the month of September.  Its always an exciting month as the new school year gets underway and my family transitions back into a “normal” routine.  However, with summer being my favorite season … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Potpourri v. 21

With so much going on right now, I thought it appropriate to do a Potpourri post today. 1.  This past week has been a very long and very trying week.  Little man is sick with a cold, which has resulted … Continue reading

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Friday Five – My Current Running Essentials

Disclaimer: I am not being sponsored or paid to promote any of the following products or brands.  I am simply sharing what I am currently loving.  As always, all opinions are my own. Every runner needs shoes, clothes, and sports … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Potpourri v. 20

Happy Belated 4th of July!  If you follow me on social media, then you may have noticed that we were out of town for the long holiday weekend, and I made a last minute decision to not blog while we … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Where I’m Looking Forward to Running this Summer

Running during the summer is far from easy, and I was very much reminded of that this past week.  On Monday, I had to cut my training run short because of the heat.  My body had a very difficult time … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Tips for Training While on Vacation

Today’s Friday Five theme is working out while on vacation.  While many people look forward to relaxing while on vacation, this does not mean that you have to keep yourself from being active.  In fact, being on vacation is a … Continue reading

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