Make or Break: Let’s talk about Habits

Make or Break: Let’s talk about Habits

I had a revelation mid-week: I’m a happier person if I work out and get my 12k steps in each day. When I say revelation, I mean reminder. I know this. I’ve been through this, and yet somehow, time after time, I forget it. I get into a routine, and something always finds a way … Continue reading

Don’t stop me now

Don’t stop me now

When I first started this post, it was titled “Don’t Stop Now”, but I couldn’t get this out of my head. You’re welcome.     As I reflect on the first month of the year, I’m a bit disappointed because I didn’t stick to many of my goals. But, I still made progress, so that’s something … Continue reading

Sugar, and spice, and everything nice

Sugar, and spice, and everything nice

That’s what little girls are made of, right? I’m 35, clearly not a little girl, but have often found myself eating sweets like one. Because, I was addicted to sugar.     With tons of research studies recently showing just how bad added sugar is for us, I decided I needed to reduce my consumption. Of … Continue reading

Headspace & Focus

Headspace & Focus

After an absolutely incredible weekend at Disney World Marathon Weekend with Danielle, Pam, Megan, Justin and Devin, when I got back home and back to work, I realized I was a bit overwhelmed. I needed to make me a priority in order to focus on the things that really matter: getting healthy & back to into my favorite … Continue reading

New age group… New year… New goals

New age group… New year… New goals

It’s been a while since I’ve a) posted my goals and b) posted consistently.  I enter November a year older, and *gasp* in a new age group. *Shakes head in disbelief* Given my paces and that I tend to run, this means basically nothing, other than that I’m getting older.  This month, I officially embark … Continue reading

This is Home: My Chicago Marathon 

This is Home: My Chicago Marathon 

“It’s good to be home.” Nine days after my first Chicago Marathon, I said that to myself as my cab pulled around the curve near McCormick Place onto Lakeshore Drive coming home from a quick work trip to Houston. I looked at the skyline, took in every inch of Soldier Field as we drove by, … Continue reading

Making time for Marathon Training

Making time for Marathon Training

As I’ve discussed at least once a month, my life can get a little crazy. Oh wait, that’s basically ever person alive, right? Add training for a race into this equation and I know I’m also not alone when people in your life question regularly ask “how do you find time?” or “I just don’t … Continue reading