My Next Big Goal: the Milwaukee Marathon

My Next Big Goal: the Milwaukee Marathon

I haven’t done much distance running in the last couple of years. Okay, scratch that. I haven’t done much running, period, in the last couple of years. It’s time for that to change. I officially have my next big goal: the Milwaukee Marathon on April…

Let’s Celebrate National Yoga Month

Let’s Celebrate National Yoga Month

Yep, there’s a national month or day for everything under the sun at this point.  But, September is National Yoga month and it is falling at the absolute perfect time. Lately, I find myself craving more time on my mat. More time to flow, to…

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…

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…

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…

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…