Well, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve written. Apparently. The thing is? I’ve had things to say. Like, it’s been a busy year. Not in the “it’s been busy” excuse style (although for SURE I could use it), but in the stuff happened sense. There was A LOT of running and training. There was… Continue reading Of Long Absences and Other Things
Even if you aren’t big into Broadway, you probably recognize that title. Perhaps you even sang it to yourself? 525,600 minutes. 525,000 moments so dear. So, how do you measure a year? For 2016, I seem to be measuring the year in race miles: 13.1. 19.3. 13.1. 19.3. Did I tell you I was doing… Continue reading How Do You Measure A Year?
It’s June. Okay, you probably already knew that, but seriously? It’s JUNE. Like, we are fast approaching being halfway through 2016 and how is that even possible? So, let’s talk about life lately – the little things that never seem to make it as a post on their own. 🙂 On Holidays On Monday, I had… Continue reading Life Lately [Holidays, Lifting, and Goals]
The post-race blues are real. You spend weeks, sometimes even months, planning, preparing, and anticipating that race weekend. Then, in an instant, it’s over. The blues creep in and you lose the motivation to do, well, anything. Maybe you’re even thinking to yourself, “but I’m not even a runner! I didn’t even run before this! This was… Continue reading Look Forward: 3 Easy Ways to Ditch the Post-Race Blues
Before we get to another 4 AM wake up call, let’s back track a moment. For me, one of the most critical pieces of back to back races was self-care (if you missed the 10K recap, you can find it here). I have problems with my hips even on good days and while I had… Continue reading Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap
At 3:50 AM on Saturday morning, the first alarm went off. The second alarm went off at 4 AM and it was time to actually get up for the 10K. Despite trying on a bunch of different outfits on Friday night (and debating a million tops at the Expo Friday day), Jen and I both… Continue reading Tinker Bell 10K 2016 – Race Recap
Maybe it’s the number of times I saw The Sound of Music as a child, but I’m a firm believer in starting at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start. This story begins on Thursday at the Expo. After a last minute decision to take Thursday off work, I subbed BodyFlow on Thursday morning… Continue reading Tinker Bell Half Marathon [Expo] 2016- Before the Race
I did it! I’ll be back later this week with the details, but for now I am just going to bask in this weekend.
Alternate Title: Why I Listen to Music When I Run [Work Out] With just a few days to go until Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and the Pixie Dust Challenge, my brain is starting to overload. I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m thinking about what I need to do before and after work… Continue reading Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about comfort zones, doubt, fear, and taking chances. If you follow me on Instagram (@bleach226), you’ve perhaps noticed the #ditchdoubt theme. View this post on Instagram Be brave with your life this week. #bebrave #theothersideoffear #nofear #ditchdoubt #challengebringschange #inspiration #monday #quote #beach #sanddune #retype A post… Continue reading Ditch Doubt