Marathon Mindset & Weekly Workouts #33

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And just like that, not only is week 1 of Chicago Marathon training under my belt, I also completed the Ragnar Relay Michigan trail run last weekend! Wahoo! We were a team of 8 women who admittedly under-estimated the hills and toll that 16 miles of trail running would take, but we persevered and pushed through despite it all. And… Read more »

Creating a Tribe for Positive Thinking

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I am a huge believer in the power of positivity, in working to remain in a space of optimism and not allowing negativity to bring us down. But I also understand that we’re all fighting our own battles. It’s easy to forget that when we’re going through something and social media gives us that feeling like we are the only… Read more »

Start Chicago Marathon Training & Weekly Workouts #32

I can’t believe I’m saying it, but this past Sunday started my 18 weeks of marathon training for the 2019 Chicago Marathon! Where did that come from?! This upcoming weekend is also my first Ragnar team relay run! What a freaking week, right? There are definitely some mixed emotions over here this week…excitement, overwhelm, nerves, inspiration, etc. I received my… Read more »

Creating Your Perfect Morning Routine

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It feels like everyone is talking about their perfect morning routine lately. I’ve even done a post on my morning routine and while I do believe in the power of a strong routine, both first thing in the morning and before bed, I think it’s also important to talk about how my perfect morning routine isn’t going to look the… Read more »

Weekly Workouts #31

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I am just a couple weeks out from my Ragnar race. I’ve been wanting to do one of these for years, so I’m really excited that the opportunity presented itself. This one is a bit different as it’s a trail run so we camp out and all run the same 3 different loops vs. hopping in a van and going… Read more »

June 2019 Goals

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A new month has arrived and I have to be honest, I’m feeling really optimistic and light about June! There’s some exciting and hopeful things happening behind the scenes over here and I’m excited to see how things go. It’s scary on a lot of levels, but I’m also really trying to trust the timing and the way the Universe… Read more »

Attitude of Gratitude (May 2019) & Weekly Workouts #30

Did you have a good holiday weekend? Mine was SO nice! I had a couple friends come visit this weekend. They arrived late Friday night and left Sunday afternoon. We explored Grand Rapids, ate good food and coffee, walked and loved on Poncho, chatted a lot, did yoga (they took one of my classes) and took a Saturday afternoon nap… Read more »