October has always been a big month. For the past four consecutive Octobers I have either ran a half marathon, ran a full marathon, or taken a trip somewhere. Last week my fit friend and I celebrated our two-year anniversary of running the Mankato marathon. WOW. Two years. What seems like yesterday and forever ago … Continue reading “Fall” into Self-love
Every morning, rain or shine, blizzard or polar vortex weather, Hector wakes up around six. He starts his day by climbing into my bed, nudging me with his wet nose, and snuggling against me. Hector proceeds to wake up by yawning and stretching next to me. And on occasion, he will sneeze all over my … Continue reading Sticking it Out
I have been thinking about this post for a long time (ironically enough, for 24 days exactly). While I do not expect to post anything you probably have not already read, I want to contribute to the conversation about Kobe and Gigi. As a disclaimer, I am not discounting the tragedy in any way by … Continue reading Mamba, Thank you.
Wow. 2019, you have been a year. 2019 was a year of firsts and lasts, of good and bad, and of happiness and plenty of sadness. In the past year, I have been in weddings and made appearances at various baby showers, bachelorette parties, and bridal showers. In this time, I wrote and delivered a … Continue reading Social Media
As some of you may know, I have been fundraising for Suicide Awareness and Prevention initiatives. While this might just seem like an excuse to talk more about how I run, I swear it is something more. Suicide is something that has impacted us all in one way or another. Some of us have lost … Continue reading Miles of Awareness
Do you remember in high school when your teachers and parents would encourage you to join extracurriculars or find a part-time job to “prepare you for the real world”? Or if you attended post-secondary school, you might have had a professor who encouraged you to get work experience. The same professor may have helped you … Continue reading Athletes in the “Real” World
In efforts to fulfill my “read more” 2019 New Year’s Resolution, I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Due to a lyrical suggestion by one of my favorite musicians, I purchased an old looking new copy of this renowned book. With little to no expectations of the story that was able to unfold, I began … Continue reading Legends Never Die
Why do I run? Honestly, it is not because I think running is the most enjoyable thing. With my track record (no pun intended), I would be the last person you would think who has found enjoyment out of running. I enjoy the health benefits and runners high I often feel. Yes, I enjoy certain … Continue reading Mental Flex
This past summer I started reading a book on how to influence people and win friends. I like to think I have done a decent job making friends over the years, however, I wanted to look more into the logistics behind making an impact and influencing people. While I find interpersonal skills to be some … Continue reading Write it!
Happy 2019 readers! While 2018 has brought its fair shares of highs and lows, I am excited to take on the new year and the new challenges it has to offer. Is it just me, or does the start of new year seem like the most Monday feeling of all? Usually Mondays, as much as … Continue reading Month of Motivation