Category Archives: Fitness

Fat to Fit – The Struggle is Real

When people tell me how proud of me they are, I usually smile and say thanks. In fact, it’s still a work in progress, so sometimes I even get down on myself and say how far I still have to go. Truth is that deep down, I feel like they don’t really get how real my struggle has been to go from fat to fit. keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Race Recap

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It’s time for the final post in my 2017 half marathon journey – the race recap! ()

It’s hard to believe that almost a week has gone by since the 2017 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon (in which I ran my second Half Marathon). Life has been super busy ever since the weekend of the race and has finally slowed down enough for me to breathe and think about the run. It’s race recap time! keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Part 9

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

Well, here it goes! Tapering is upon us. I’ve slowed down in impact and duration and am trying not to scream every morning that it’s X days until the Half. But I can’t help it, this is quite exciting for me! This time next week, I’ll be at dinner with my co-workers (and Greg), relaxing before a quick sleep and the race. I’m pretty much ready, but need to go for prayers tomorrow and have my dad and mom pray with us on Saturday. Otherwise, I’m feeling awesome – keep reading to hear how this week went! keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Part 8

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

You guys. This week has been a true test. I got the sickness and simply couldn’t deal. Like sat on my bed and cried until I fell asleep couldn’t deal. Eep. Regardless, this Half is happening with or without me! keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Part 7

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

When you have a goal in mind…big things happen.  And when you have God on your side? Those things are even bigger. This week wasn’t my fastest week ever, but it was a week full of heart. keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Part 6

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

Whoa, buddy. This has been a week. It’s probably the most emotional week yet in terms of beating myself up for timing. Perspective, I need to keep in mind the bigger picture. keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Parts 4 and 5

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

You guys. I had all the things to write last Friday, but my husband had different plans for us that evening. (If you haven’t read about my surprise, you should. He’s such a romantic and I’m so blessed to have him.) The days that have followed have been full of happy, too, but I’ve also had some catching up to do. Thus my results from the last two weeks will be in today’s wrap-up. keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Part 3

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

Anyone else still feeling the effect of Daylight Saving Time? Truth be told, I cruised into work on Monday because yinz’all were sleeping in, but by Thursday I was right there with you. In the last two days, I hit snooze at least 27 times and I am so ready for bed as I’m typing up this post tonight. But, a deal is a deal, and I’m committed to this training and sharing of the plan! keep reading

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Half Marathon Training Essentials

() This list of half marathon training essentials comes to you from someone who grew up walking the Presidential Physical Fitness Test mile and turned into a running junkie. While I’ve been running for five years with a Half Marathon medal hanging in my house, I’m no expert but want to share as I go. keep reading

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My Half Marathon Journey: Part 2

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Follow along with me as I share my half marathon journey – I’ll be running my second half in Pittsburgh this May – with weekly updates. ()

On the training front, this week was sort of quiet. I didn’t make any huge leaps and bounds on my time, I didn’t feel disappointed. I did, however, have a nightmare that we were late to the starting line and I was left just in front of the sweep car. Eek. keep reading

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