Following My Feet...
I made it a goal this weekend to kind of make a change to my normal weekend running routine. I normally choose a goal distance along with a time I would prefer to run it in. I've been running for a few years now and realizing that I do it this... Read more
Waiting For The Sunrise...
If there is one thing I have learned about the way my body reacts to certain things, the most challenging of everything is lack of sleep. Or just having a night of poor quality sleep. Due to the way my schedule is right now and needing to be u... Read more
Let's Get Stronger...
It never gets easier, you just get stronger. I love this quote. I believe in it. I used to think it wasn't true. I used to think that the more I ran, the easier it should be. For a while I did run in a way that did feel easy, but I didn't p... Read more
The Picking Myself Back Up Phase...
In the middle of my long run this morning, an adjustment had to be made. I had planned on doing 7 miles. I was mentally ready for it, hydrated and overall physically up to it, but an unexpected situation came up that called for an end to the r... Read more
Whole30...Week #1....Round #2
So I'm finishing up my first week of another whole30. I absolutely love this program. I'm a huge advocate of it because of what it does for my life, my energy, my outlook and how my body responds to it. I see such a big difference in all area... Read more
Now...I'm Loving Myself
There came a time not so long ago when I took a stand and did something that I really didn't want to do. I knew I needed to do it, but I found all sorts of excuses not to. I believed that living in a state of denial was easier than living in r... Read more
And She's Back...
It's been so long since I've written a blog Sitting here at my computer writing this feels....good Read more
Time To Run...Los Angeles
So 3 weeks from today is half marathon #4 for me. I will be running through the streets of Los Angeles alongside my amazing daughter. This will be an interesting run as the training for it has been not as solid as I wished it could have been,... Read more
The Long Distance Relationship...Part 1
I talk so much about change, I think I automatically bring it towards me. Drives me crazy at times. But as I've learned, life is one big cycle of change. Either fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride, or pray for mercy. Change has been a h... Read more
3 Miles Out of 20....
As the weekend winds down, I'm at my routine ritual of looking over my past week and doing what I do...analyzing it. Yes, I do make myself crazy sometimes with my analytical thinking, but I am what I am. Take me or leave me...I'm a thinker by ... Read more
"When We All Fell"...
What was your reason for coming to Spark? This was a question that I came up with this week due to a very odd, incredibly vivid dream I had earlier in the week. I'll never forget this dream. It had a simple statement in it that led me to wake... Read more
It gets easier...or does it?
I've been an avid runner for about 6 years now. I originally began this running journey as a way to lose some weight, to get me outside a bit more often and to try and conquer something that I had attempted many times in the past, but always qu... Read more
I'm Tweaking Again...
One of my favorite words/actions I've used here on Spark is "tweaking my perception". It wasn't until I began blogging here that I learned how to do this. I'm very grateful to Spark for providing the outlet for me to write and get those though... Read more
My Whole30 Challenge...
For the month of August, I took on my first Whole30 Challenge. What an experience for me. It truly was nothing short of amazing. For anyone who isn't familiar with this challenge, for 30 days you eat only whole foods. You take out dairy, gra... Read more
It's Worth The Effort...
This isn't a blog about bragging. This is a blog about realizing. Realizing that it takes time to make a change. It takes time to reap the benefits of your efforts. If you take the time to invest in yourself, eventually the rewards appear. ... Read more
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