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It’s Been A Minute

It’s Been A Minute

Once again, it’s been a minute since I wrote. To be exact, a minute lasting two and a half months. I last shared this playlist IN MAY that played on repeat most of the summer, thus far. I never intend to disappear, it just…happens. Sure,…

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.…