My Half Marathon Journey: Part 1

Have you ever been disappointed in yourself? Sickened by what you saw in the mirror? That was me just about six years ago. I was at my heaviest weight and scared for the person I’d become. That’s why I started running, and why I refuse to be stopped. Follow along with me as I share … Continue reading “My Half Marathon Journey: Part 1”

5 Ways Training For a Half Marathon Prepped Me For Twin Mommyhood

People who have visited us since the twins were born have commented that both Greg and I seem relaxed and have this parenthood thing down. These people don’t see me zombie my way to the nursery for middle of the night feedings or cry when my incision is being dressed, but they are right. And … Continue reading “5 Ways Training For a Half Marathon Prepped Me For Twin Mommyhood”

Half Marathon Emotional Dump

This post is pure emotion…a dump of my thoughts post Half Marathon. What a day! Kids, I hope you can look back on a day and can say it was the best day of your life, even if that day changes throughout the years. Maybe right now the best day of your life was the … Continue reading “Half Marathon Emotional Dump”

Top 5 Places Along the Pittsburgh Marathon Course

There are some really awesome spots along the Pittsburgh Marathon Course. As someone who has ran the majority of the course (Half Marathon in 2013, legs 4 and 5 of the Relay in 2014), I have picked out my top 5 places along the course. Will you be running any part of the Pittsburgh Marathon … Continue reading “Top 5 Places Along the Pittsburgh Marathon Course”

Run For a Reason: I’m IN for the Half (And Need YOU!)

Okay, you guys. I am seriously shaking. Today, I decided to bite the bullet and register to “Run for a Reason” for the Pittsburgh Marathon’s Half Marathon. My mind and body fought, but after attending an event where the Race Director (Patrice Matamoros) spoke about why people do the marathon, I couldn’t just sit there … Continue reading “Run For a Reason: I’m IN for the Half (And Need YOU!)”

Myrtle Beach’s Hollywood Wax Museum

Disclaimer: I was provided with information about Myrtle Beach’s Hollywood Wax Museum through US Family Guide in order to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center – Myrtle Beach If you love to travel with family, I’m willing to bet that Myrtle Beach is on your list. My husband … Continue reading “Myrtle Beach’s Hollywood Wax Museum”

2017 Word of the Year Wrapped: Faithful

2017 is about to be wrapped, so it’s time to take a look back at how I did as I set my intentions with my word of the year, faithful, back in January. My goals were around ways to be faithful in several areas of my life – let’s see how this turned out! (You can read my … Continue reading “2017 Word of the Year Wrapped: Faithful”

2017 Christmas Letter

Our Christmas Letter is going digital! And in true Willis style, it’s a few days late but better late than never, right? Merry Christmas! 2017 has almost come to a close, meaning it is time for our annual Christmas letter. Admittedly, as parents of four kids, the year flew by. All of the kids have grown … Continue reading “2017 Christmas Letter”

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler 2017

In my journey to get back to the fit mom I was in 2013-14, I set my goals to run again. It’s been about two years in the making, but I think I’m finally back as a distance runner (it only took two good, long races to make me feel that way). Today’s race was … Continue reading “EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler 2017”

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 … Continue reading “Fat to Fit – The Struggle is Real”