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Running makes us better at life.

August 19, 2013
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I actually do have the best siblings on the planet.  I get to see my sister almost daily which is awesome and even though my brothers don’t live close they have each called me almost every single day (and some days multiple times a day) since everything happened.   I told you, they are the best.  The brother in the blue shirt shares with me the best analogies about running and life (he was a super speedy cross country and […]

How I improved my body image.

July 23, 2013
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As I was leaving for my run this morning my dad was leaving for his walk at the same time so I decided to go down to the .5 mile loop park that he walks around with him. I even did the first mile of running with his dog! Best run I have had in a long time. 20 minute Warm-Up + Fartlek Workout: 8 times 1 minute at slightly faster than 5K effort with 1 minute recovery jog 20 […]

6 Tips for Running Resiliency.

June 17, 2013
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Being a mom is making me smarter.  I read and research about things that I want to teach Brooke and then realize as I am learning about these ‘skills/traits/habits’ that I want for Brooke that I actually need work on them myself! Resiliency- material’s ability to resume its shape or position after being bent, stretched or compressed. (Picture from a REALLY bad race for me) Resiliency is probably one of the most important things we can learn in life.  Bad […]

Weighing Yourself: The Scale

April 3, 2013
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I have written a few posts in the past about my issues with the scale.  For years I would weigh myself every single day of my life and the number that popped up would determine how I felt about myself that day.  Not a fun way to live right?!?  Over two years ago I wrote about my decision to stop weighing myself. That was one of my best ideas ever.  I stopped the obsession with the number on that little […]

Things to do in San Francisco pt. 1

March 5, 2013
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We got to San Francisco just in time to park the car and walk over to a restaurant in the Mission District for lunch.   Brooke absolutely loves sitting in high chairs. We went to a restaurant called Chow for the best pasta dish I have ever had.  Billy and I decided to get two things and split them. I could eat the sauce on this pasta like soup it was so good and the salmon was perfect. We also […]

10 Things I wish I knew as a NEW runner!

January 29, 2013
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I saw THIS article the other day and loved the idea behind it so much that I wanted to do it on the blog!  I started running when I was 12 but didn’t start running races until I was 23 and over the years I have learned some things about running.      Here is a list of some of the things that I wish I would have known as a new runner and a few of them I took […]

We actually drove an hour each way just to get Fish n’ Chips.

January 9, 2013
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  Cathryn told us last week about the cutest little town that we had to visit, Davenport.  The reason we took her recommendation so seriously was because she told us that they had AMAZING fish n chips and that we had to go. Good fish n chips are more than worth the hour drive there. Before we sat down for fish fillets battered and deep fried in goodness we hiked down to the most beautiful beach that I have ever […]