Happy Fourth of July, everyone!
Every day I try and select a word that I focus on and today that word is, of course... FREEDOM. Freedom from negative thoughts and negative people. Freedom from doing things the same old way. Freedom to be who I want. Today I am celebrating with family and doing what most people do on the Fourth, go for a run, BBQ, cook, swim, talk, and relax. I will be explaining to my kids why we celebrate this holiday, and we will give thanks that we live in a free … [Read More...]
Right now I am on a mission to transform. Revamp my entire life, even my chocolate cookies, ha! I will talk about that in another post, but I am starting off by giving the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe that we have used in our house for years a makeover. We like the NTH recipe it just wasn't the texture we liked and we felt they were overly sweet.
Then I saw this article by The Food Lab, read all of the tips, and took which ones I thought my family would like the most, to create this … [Read More...]
The alarm goes off, we rush to make coffee, get kids' lunches prepared, brush teeth, get dressed, check email, Instagram, Facebook. Oh no! We're late! Get kids dressed and cleaned, feed the animals, check off the "to-do" list, rush, rush, rush! And all of this continues through the day and into the night.
Doesn't it seem like life is busier than ever?
There are more problems, more "things," more everything to suck the hours out of our day and keep us completely frenzied. We are so … [Read More...]
I am so very honored to have Ms. Tina Muir guest blogging on RunWiki today. I recently found her blog, and quickly became addicted to her tips and advice. What I find so amazing about Tina is that she's an elite athlete and yet so approachable and down to earth. I'm such a fanatic of her blog, that I asked her if she would be willing to explain to my readers what a tempo run is, and why it's so important in marathon and half marathon training. This is only my second guest post. I feel incredibly … [Read More...]
If you don't already know, let me start by saying I made the choice to run Mountain 2 Beach marathon this last Sunday, just 4 weeks before race day. I don't recommend doing this. In fact, I think it's a pretty stupid idea, something I have, in my mind critized others for doing. Example: Your at the start of a marathon and some muscle guy is bragging to his friends how "Dude, I stayed up all night last night drinking, and, huh huh, don't you think it's cool that I'm running this today?" Me: (in … [Read More...]
Discloser: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential via Florastor- I am not a licensed medical professional, all opinions are my own.
It seems like almost every runner I know has, or has had, gut issues. It's a topic that we're used to talking about, it comes up quite often on our long runs and many times we joke around about it. The truth is, it's real problem for many of us. Running causes a change in blood flow from the intestines to the muscles being used, and this can cause your … [Read More...]
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Mother of three children under 8, including a set of twins, and wife of US Navy Diver. I love to run, write, and laugh. Yes, I have a slightly raunchy and dark sense of humor..life can be so funny.. it's how I deal with it all.