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A Self-Love and Empowerment Playlist

A Self-Love and Empowerment Playlist

Growing up, I was an avid music lover. I had hundreds of CDs as a teenager and constantly made playlists. I sang all the time and spent almost all of my disposable income on concerts. For the past several years, though, I listened almost entirely […]

Amway River Bank Run 10k Race Recap

Amway River Bank Run 10k Race Recap

Two weeks after running the Rivertown Races 10k, I was back at the starting line for another 10k! This time, I ran the River Bank Run which is always one of my favorite days in Grand Rapids. I registered for the 25k last year, deferred my […]

Weekly Roundup: May 11, 2019

Weekly Roundup: May 11, 2019

On my old blog, I often did reading lists of the various things I read – and loved – from around the Internet during the week, often all over the board. I had such fun compiling those lists and want to bring back that series […]

I Promise That You’ll Never Find Another Like ME!

I Promise That You’ll Never Find Another Like ME!

I put Taylor Swift’s new song, ME!, on repeat pretty much from the moment it was released in late April. It was the catchy, self-empowering bop I didn’t know I needed. Bubblegum pop at it’s finest, the lyrics are the anthem of individuality, of being […]

Rivertown Races 10k Race Recap

Rivertown Races 10k Race Recap

Other than pacing my niece during her first 5k last fall, I haven’t participated in a race since the 2017 River Bank Run 25k! I registered fairly last minute for the 10k distance at this year’s Rivertown Races in Grandville, Michigan. I earned my 5k […]

Reframing My Weight Gain: Thoughts on Body Positivity

Reframing My Weight Gain: Thoughts on Body Positivity

In early January, I hit my lowest weight to date in this 12+ year journey and I was thrilled. Beyond thrilled. I was so unbelievably proud and rightfully so; Over the last two years, I worked hard for that number. I felt strong and incredibly […]

Training Tuesday: April 30, 2019

Training Tuesday: April 30, 2019

Eventually, I’ll actually publish these posts on Tuesdays, but for now I am proud of myself for getting them published. Period. This week was pretty heavy on walking, but I’m really proud of myself for making exercise a consistent habit. Can you call two weeks […]

Training Tuesday: April 23, 2019

Training Tuesday: April 23, 2019

Last week marked my most consistent week of fitness in at least a year, and I am so proud of myself. We don’t celebrate ourselves enough, so I’m doing just that! While journaling the other day, I thought back to when I felt my fittest. […]

Training Tuesday: April 16, 2019

Training Tuesday: April 16, 2019

In hindsight, I think part of the reason I went MIA on writing these last few months started when I sat down to write my third Training Tuesday post for the year. I hadn’t done anything. Okay, maybe one Orangetheory class, but beyond that? Nothing. […]

Back Again!

Back Again!

Oh hey, friends! I went a little MIA (again) around here. But, I’m back again! My first inclination is to apologize for my absence, but I’m learning a lot about finding limits and using my voice. I’m learning that it’s okay to say no and […]