Medal Monday: The Race That Almost Beat Me.

I’ve run countless road races, of many distances. I’ve struggled to get to the end of some. Others were smooth like butter. Saturday’s race was definitely more of the former. A lot more. So much more, that I can say, after it was all said and done: It was my absolute, worst run ever. It […]

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Why do you Workout?

Why do you workout? Everyone has a reason. For some, it’s to get stronger. Others, want to get smaller. There are people who want to get bigger. Sometimes it’s a mental health coping mechanism. That workout releases stress, or boosts someone’s mood. Parents want to be able to be active with their children. Younger people […]

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Medal Monday: Running to the Solstice.

Since the road races around here don’t give out medals… can I still call this a Medal Monday? …Rolling the stroller with my son in it up to the back of the pack, readying for takeoff, I didn’t have a game plan. I never do when I’m competing in any way. My plan develops as […]

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My body on display: Society’s “standard of postpartum”.

I’ve read a few blog posts lately, and have seen several posts pop up over Twitter and Instagram that respond to those ugly, hateful messages that public figures see in their comments sections, or find in their inboxes target at their bodies. In an interesting twist of life events, I’ve personally had a sudden influx […]

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Goal redirection: Bigness has been shoved overboard.

My sails are up, a new course is charted, and Bigness had to walk the plank. Today I made a pretty tough decision. It involved “canceling” one of my biggest current goals. And it sucked. I had to shelf The Bigness Project. It had nothing to do with time. It didn’t have to do with […]

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Fit Tip Tuesday: The Calorie Game.

“Is this healthy?” It was a text that buzzed in on my phone over the weekend. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this over the years, and it’s also not the first time I’ve seen what followed just this year alone. Consuming 1200 calories a day, while exercising, to lose weight. ONLY 1200 […]

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Dear 2017: I wanna be BIG.

Somewhere around Thanksgiving week of 2016, I had a very dawning realization as I was planning out my Christmas list of “wishes” to give to my husband. I want to be big. I want to be strong, and big. Well, bigger. Bigger than I currently am. I want to put on one of those super […]

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