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Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

No, this post doesn’t have anything to do with a bucketful of ice water.  At the beginning of the month I laid out my goals for August. Now that I’m two weeks into the month, it’s time for a little update on how this challenge has gone even further.  It’s been no secret, that since … Continue reading

August Goals and a New Challenge

August Goals and a New Challenge

We’re a few days into August and it’s been a while since I’ve shared my goals and challenges. I’m trying to get back on track after what feels like a year of being out of control. I am great for most of the day or most of the week. Then something always brings me down. … Continue reading

Clarity of my Soul

Clarity of my Soul

Basically since finding out I was moving to Chicago, I’ve been slowly finding new reasons I’m beyond happy to be moving on, literally. But during that same time, I’ve found myself struggling with staying my usual healthy self. Morning workouts have felt like the equivalent of being asked to run a marathon with no training, … Continue reading

GPP Reset Update

GPP Reset Update

I made it 7 hours into the just water day, and caved. I was exhausted, took a 2 hour nap, had 8 glasses of water before 2 PM, and was unproductive in every way. Melinda and I both decided such a dramatic change was not going to work for us. It is something I would … Continue reading

I’m hitting Reset! The GPP Reset

I’m hitting Reset! The GPP Reset

After months of craziness, my nutrition and healthy eating has been hit hard. I will do fine for part of the day, and then fall apart. When Bobbi reached out to past Shredders about another Summer Shred, I knew I needed in, and what I needed to do. GPP Reset. And I convinced my friend … Continue reading

Taking my own Advice

Taking my own Advice

This week has been tough. Work was nuts, I had zero energy, wasn’t feeling great, and have reached my last nerve living in temporary housing. I have not run all week. And doing 9 miles today is literally the last thing I want to do today. I’d prefer to have blood taken, have dental work … Continue reading

My summer bucket list

My summer bucket list

A few months ago, while listening to the Hall & Oates station on Pandora, I proclaimed I was going to live this summer like 1987. I don’t specifically remember 1987, but I would have been almost 7 years old, which meant I was old enough to know how awesome summer was. I was young enough … Continue reading

Being honest and starting over

Being honest and starting over

The last few weeks months have been awesome and terrible at the same time. I’ve been traveling more than ever. Stressed beyond belief. And just generally focused on being everything I need and want to be at work, and not focused at all on anything else. This means I’ve let my training slide. I’ve let … Continue reading

#RunHomePGH My Runniversary Goals

#RunHomePGH My Runniversary Goals

Why the Pittsburgh Half Marathon? In the middle of my 2nd year of business school in 2009, I heard that Pittsburgh was bringing back it’s marathon and half marathon after a 5 year hiatus. At the time, I was stressed, had gained some weight, and needed something other than school to focus on. So, although … Continue reading