This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods®. All opinions are authentic and are my own. Every stage of motherhood brings with it new challenges. In the not so distant past I remember constantly thinking as soon as my kids are out of THIS stage…..life is going to get easier. Truth is, it […]

We are highly motivated by numbers in this family. Chloe and I often have friendly step competitions. She sees it as something fun, which is exactly how kids should view being active. I’m always amazed, and proud, of how many steps she gets in during the school day. I love that her teacher encourages them to […]

One of my favorite weekly posts from Becoming Minimalist is the weekend reads post {which I rarely have time to read on the weekend}. When I find myself with an extra few moments to spare waiting in the car pool line or bored at a basketball practice I read an article. In a world where there […]

Tomorrow is March!! Say WHAT?! I remember as a child time moving slower than molasses. One year was an eternity. Now at 33, time is moving faster than I can say time. I’m praying that it’s just the season of life I am in. I’ve been working on intentionally keeping our schedule as unscheduled as possible, […]

I got my butt in gear this morning and squeezed in a Jillian Michaels DVD before taking Colton to school. He was more than happy not to have me telling him what to do and I was more than happy to try to get back in the habit of getting my butt kicked by Ms. […]

Monday: The best day of the week or the worst day of the week, all depending on how you look at it. This morning’s run had promise. I put on my new Brooks Run Happy shirt and grabbed my phone. I don’t typically listen to music, but today I wanted it. The first song that […]

It’s another snow day in my neck of the woods. Compared to the 32 inches {according to some sources – 40 inches} we got with the last snow storm, a couple seems like nothing at all. I don’t mind the dusting and really I enjoy snow days at home with my little people. I slept in, […]

I don’t know about you but I am ready for old man winter to pack up his bags and head elsewhere. I’ve endured {or that’s what it feels like anyways} enough cold long runs to last a lifetime. As I write this I’m checking the weather because there is snow in our forecast – again. […]

Happy 2016 my friends! I can’t believe it’s already the 13th day of this year. I had every intention of posting here every day in January. January is a big month in the health, fitness and running world and I wanted to be a part of that, but life has gotten in the way – […]

I really really don’t like dwelling on runs that didn’t go my way. I put them as far out of my head as I can, as fast as I can. Runners have to have a short memory when it comes to some things and a long memory when it comes to others. I don’t like talking […]

In life most things can be looked at – as the glass half full – glass half empty OR that there is anything in your glass to begin with that you have the LUXURY of that decision. When I started looking at things in the 3rd way I started feeling more grateful and started complaining […]

Your Recovery Obsession Is Slowing You Down: An interesting read from Outside online about speeding up recovery and how could actually be working against you. Read the article and then tell me – do you agree or disagree? At first I thought – no way – recovery is vital – but after thinking about it […]