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July 2018 Goals

July 2018 Goals

In so many ways, the things that make me feel the most myself went to the back burner over the last eighteen months. I tried now and then to get back into old routines, but halfhearted attempts at best are certainly not a recipe for […]

Summer Fitness Plans

Summer Fitness Plans

After putting my fitness on the back burner for far too long, tonight I sat down and thought about a summer fitness plan. This is the first summer in a long time that I’m not in marathon training mode. The fact that all of those […]

A Life That Sizzles and Pops

A Life That Sizzles and Pops

I wrote a post back in December about new beginnings, largely in terms of this space. I had just transitioned from Just A One Girl Revolution and in the process, deleted the vast majority of my previous posts. At that time, I wanted to dive […]

My Fall Race Goal

My Fall Race Goal

A few years ago, I ran races with a fervor. I think I got a little burned out and I know it wore on my body. Let’s be honest, it didn’t do my bank account any favors either. Races are not cheap, my friends! After […]

Putting Myself Back Together

Putting Myself Back Together

The last year and a half of life chewed me up and spit me out in a cruel way. Without a doubt, losing my grandma was a central part of that. She was more than just a grandparent, she was like a second mom and […]

May 2018 Goals

May 2018 Goals

Hi, my name is Mindy and my usual Type A, goal oriented persona is failing lately. By lately, I mean for the last year. In hindsight, I’m honestly (mostly) okay with that. I last set some goals in March and didn’t really think about them […]

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Weeks 2 and 3

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Weeks 2 and 3

A more accurate title for this post would be Bodyshred Recap: Weeks 2 and 3, as actual triathlon training was almost (but, not entirely!) nonexistent. I knew that swimming was not an option during week two because the pool was closed during spring break. Weather […]

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Week 1

Grand Rapids Triathlon Training: Week 1

Despite the fact that I deferred my spring races – a half marathon and a 25k – I still have a sprint triathlon on the calendar for early June. While the thought of the two road races didn’t light a fire in my soul, I […]

Why I Deferred My Spring Races and What’s Next

Why I Deferred My Spring Races and What’s Next

Last fall, I realized I wasn’t dealing with my grief very well. I made the decision not long after that running the 2017 Chicago Marathon wasn’t in my best interest, seeing as how the race was about four weeks away and I hadn’t run more […]

Accepting the Invitation to Grow and Expand

Accepting the Invitation to Grow and Expand

On a recent episode of The Robcast, the always incredible Rob Bell shared a sentiment that struck a chord: “Trauma, stress, disruption, and change will always have an invitation within them to grow and expand. If, in those times of¬†trauma, stress, disruption, and change, you […]