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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 […]

March 2018 Goals

March 2018 Goals

While I have set monthly goals so far this year, I realized something important about them while reflecting on my grief journey. I wasn’t setting goals for personal development, to improve my fitness, or to grow my business. It may appear that way on the […]

The Other Side of Grief, Maybe

The Other Side of Grief, Maybe

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve started this post. I tried crafting the “perfect” post, but it never felt right so, time and time again, I’d delete everything and start again. I struggled to put into what was happening in my head and […]

February 2018 Goals

February 2018 Goals

Happy February! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or will we get an early spring? I’m always hoping for the latter, especially after a couple days in January that were a taste of spring! More importantly, did January feel absolutely endless to anyone else? Goodness […]

2018 Week in Review: Week 4

2018 Week in Review: Week 4

The name of the game this week was easing back into my workout routine. After the flu knocked me down for about two weeks, I was careful not to overdo things. I could tell, especially on my first run, that I still have a good […]

2018 Week in Review: Weeks 2 and 3

2018 Week in Review: Weeks 2 and 3

My goal is to write these posts weekly, but the flu bug hit me hard near the end of week two and I had a feeling I wouldn’t have much to say for week three. (That ended up to be absolutely true.) So, I opted […]

2018 Week in Review: Week 1

2018 Week in Review: Week 1

Even though we’re into the second week of 2018 already, this somehow feels like the first “real” week of the year to me! Anyone else? With New Year’s Day falling on a Monday, last week felt more about getting back into routines, especially since I […]

January 2018 Goals

January 2018 Goals

Yesterday, I wrote about my word of the year and some related goals. I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about this new year. I’ve craved this new beginning for weeks. While I fully believe that any day is the perfect time […]

2018 Goals: The Year of Living Intentionally

2018 Goals: The Year of Living Intentionally

Yesterday, I wrote a 2017 recap post. It wasn’t the best year but I am ready to put the past behind me, as best I can. Certainly, I can’t just forget losing my grandma. That loss will forever be a hole in my heart, one […]