Top 10 Things I Love About Being Single

April 10, 2014
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Brinner is always a good idea.  I met someone the other day that told me that they didn’t like breakfast foods and it actually hurt my heart to hear such a thing. Speaking of Breakfast foods, Brooke now knows how to get into the pantry and bring out the boxes of cereal.  I don’t remember if I ever did a formal review on the chocolate FMWs——> STICK TO THE CLASSIC FMWs.  The chocolate= no (in my expert FMW opinion) but […]

10 (actually 12 but 10 sounds better) Things Getting Me Through A Divorce

March 4, 2014
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I have received a few emails recently asking about how I am coping with my divorce (or how to get through tough times). Talking about this in a public way is always really hard for me but I figure there are many in my same circumstance and I hope to be able to help at least one other woman find peace and a way to cope with things even though it is hard for me to talk about this kind […]

Thank goodness for time.

February 3, 2014
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This last weekend marked the 6 month date from the day that I filed for divorce. I spent a lot of time over the last few days really thinking about things (I have mastered the skill of not thinking about painful things really well but every now and then I can’t stop thinking about it for like 30 hours straight;) and analyzing where I was 6 months ago and where I am now. It made me realize how thankful I […]

When it isn’t convenient.

December 30, 2013
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And another post where I probably over share Lately I have been really thinking a lot about how to become the person that I want to be. It happens when it isn’t convenient. It is easy to be kind to people when life is easy and going perfectly.   It is really easy to be happy when you are in Disneyland and you have a churro in one hand and a frozen lemonade in the other.  Cheerfulness comes naturally when […]

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

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 […]