update on my ((CRAZY)) life!

Well it’s been a hot minute! I’ve been so busy these last few weeks, personally & professionally, that I really haven’t had any time to post! Life has been c r a z y since our little ball of fluff came into the picture! While I’ve wanted a puppy forever (aka I literally asked for one every…

8 Safety Tips For Running In The Dark

There’s no doubt that early morning running is dark and scary! However, it needs be done because I know myself and know I won’t run after work unless it’s an absolute must! While I was making the 4:45am trip to the gym during the winter months, I switched to running after work once the times…

Rekindling My Romance With Running

I rekindled my romance with running on Monday. I woke up in an awesome mood, the temperature was perfect, and I made a new playlist so my tunes were on point. After a mile, I kept asking myself why the heck was I dreading running so much the last few weeks? I’ve been forcing myself…

Chicago Update…

So, this happened this morning… Last Monday I posted about how deferring Chicago to 2016 was absolutely not an option. I think that it was already in the way back of my mind though. I tried to keep it back there but by Wednesday it was all I could think about. As much as I…

The Road To Philly

Thank goodness for 3 day weekends. There wasn’t much on the agenda & it was exactly what I needed. I vote that there should be a mandatory 3 day weekend once a month 🙂 I’m still freaking out about Chicago. Bad. Granted I still have 5 more weeks but… I’m not feeling confident at all….

Friday Five: Fall Races

I’m linking up with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney for a Friday Five post! Thanks for hosting ladies!   Five Fall Races Running in the fall > Running in any other season 3 Races That I’m Running! Chicago Marathon (October 11) – When I think about this race, I’m hit with a mixture of emotions ranging from excitement to dread. I can’t…

Monday Motivation

I’m feeling much better about things since my last post. Negative thoughts aren’t clouding my mind anymore. I’m almost at peace with my decision to hold off on going vegan for now & I finally feel back on track with my diet. I’m actually excited to be training which hasn’t been the case for at…

Getting Back On Track

This post will be short, sweet & to the point. It’s no secret that I’ve been in a major slump the last couple of weeks, both training & diet wise… leading me to not want to blog as much either. Total lack of energy and motivation left me feeling pretty bad about myself. I knew…

Veggie Journey

After much internal struggle & deliberation over the last few weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that transitioning to a vegan diet is not for me at this point in time. I plan on revisiting veganism again in a few months. In the meantime, I’m going to continue to focus on my vegetarian journey. I still believe…

A Running Rut a.k.a Chicago [Week 6]

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!  Guys. I’m in a slight running rut. My last 2 weeks of training have been terrible. I’ve barely run in the last week (again) & I’m feeling extremely guilty about it. I hate letting myself down but I’ve been lacking motivation lately because I’ve just been so dang…

Re-Evaluating Goals & Chicago [Week 5]

Happy Monday! I hope you guys all had a fantastic weekend… I sure did 🙂 I went camping with my boyfriend’s softball team for a tournament. The weekend was filled with lots of softball, camp fires, too much sun, laughs, and most importantly -> friends! I’m thankful that the team is made up of such an…