Beats Half Marathon Training – Week 5 (if we can actually even call this one training…)

Hello everyone!

How’s everyone doing this week so far? I know Tuesday is a little late to post a training recap, but I was debating if I should even write this post at all because I didn’t do much training last week. I figured though for the sake of transparency and to make sure I’m not just showing the good on here, but the bad and the ugly also, we should probably dig into what happened last week.

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Would You Rather… Running Survey

Hey there everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a good week of running so far! Good luck to everyone on their long runs this weekend. I’ve got 5 miles on the agenda for tomorrow which I’m a little nervous about for some reason. It’s my first time covering that distance without stopping in who knows how long… I’m guessing around a year so yeah… should be interesting.

Anyhoo, I thought I’d check in today with a fun survey that my coach Laura posted a little while back. Feel free to answer some of the would you rathers in the comment section below or post on your own blog. I’d love to hear your answers!

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The Truth About Starting Over…

*Insert Microphone Tap Here*


Not sure if anyone still checks in on my little corner of the blogosphere anymore but I wanted to check in. I know I’ve been horrible about posting recently since life has taken over, but I’ve really been focusing on work and spending as much time with friends and family as possible. I’ve also been struggling about what to post about since my activity level has taken a serious decrease after this. Continue reading

Sometimes you just feel stuck.

Hey there!

Do you ever have one of those days that you just need to get out of the office for a little breather to help you reset? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I normally don’t take a lunch break, but yesterday I decided I needed to get out and get some fresh air. I ended up walking a total of 1.54 miles round trip in exactly 30 minutes. I felt a lot less irritable when I got back to the office, so I think I’m going to start doing this more regularly, while the weather is still on my side!

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Annoying Gym Habits/People That I Don’t Understand

Hello and Welcome to Workout Wednesday!

I know I usually provide you with helpful workout tips on Workout Wednesday, but my friend Jenica did a post about some annoying gym habits last week and I had to do my own take on it. I know this is a place of positivity, but I actually think these posts are funny, so hopefully you will too. Please keep in mind this is all in good fun so please don’t take offence or send me hate comments. Are we all on the same page now with this? Okay… good!

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A Week in the Life of Me Photo Roundup

Happy Friday!

Is it just me or has this been the longest week ever? I mean seriously, I was thinking it was Thursday and turns out it was only Tuesday. Talk about disappointing. Sheesh. Anyways, the good news is that it actually is Friday now! Whoop whoop!

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5 Reasons Why I Am Awesome At Life…

Happy Saturday!

Last night, I set my alarm with the intention of going to spin class at the gym this morning. When I woke up BEFORE my alarm to get ready to go (this is no small victory here people!), I realized I forgot one important thing when I made my plans last night, clean pants. Crap!

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Core Workout for Runners

Hello All!

Are you ready to get your sweat on this lovely Workout Wednesday? I know I am!

This weeks’ workout is focusing on core work for runners. I’ve always heard that having a strong core is important as a runner because it helps you maintain proper form during fatigue and allows you to run at a faster pace, while also protecting your lower back and knees, but I never really understood why. So lucky for you, I decided to do the research for all of us and share my findings with you! You’re welcome! 🙂

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The Beauty of Starting Lines in Running and in Life


I came across this awhile ago and it really struck me. I knew I wanted to write something about it, but I didn’t know what just yet. I’ve been holding on to it and pondering for awhile until I could really figure out what I wanted to say. After giving it some thought, I think I’ve finally figured it out, so here it goes…

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Vacationing in a Small Town

Hello All!

I spent the last few days in Joseph, Oregon visiting my cousin and her kiddos before they move. Hopefully they will still be the same distance away (they currently live around 7 hours away) or closer than they are now, once they move closer to her husbands’ work! I wanted to take advantage of the long holiday weekend and make a trip out to see my cousin, their cabin, her 6 month old twins and 2 year old son before the big move. This was the first time that I was able to meet the twins, so I was excited to see them before they grew up too much!

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