Figuring Out How to Deal With Loss Through the 5 Stages of Grief

grief loss It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. I have been trying to figure out how to deal with a loss unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. Continue reading “Figuring Out How to Deal With Loss Through the 5 Stages of Grief”

Money Challenge Weekly Wrap Up

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Have you ever done a money challenge? With your whole family? We decided to try a month-long money challenge for March. We allotted ourselves $930 for the month and outlined the rules in our 52 Week Money Challenge in a Month post. If you missed that post, you can go back and read it here. Continue reading “Money Challenge Weekly Wrap Up”

Weekly Running Log – March 26th

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Running log totals: It’s been a few weeks of struggle. Our family experienced an unexpected death and I cannot seem to get my legs to move. My head, heart, and legs are not working right now. All my miles this week were walked, no running. Continue reading “Weekly Running Log – March 26th”

Weekly Running Log – March 5

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Running log totals: Another blessed week of NO treadmill runs! The weather turned back to freezing temps, but it was sunny and worth getting outside! Continue reading “Weekly Running Log – March 5”

New Year, New Goals! 2017’s Bucket List

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I am not very good at new year’s resolutions, hence the fact that it is March and I am just now declaring my goals for 2017! If you are not the type of person that has ever written down your goals, and have no idea how to start, you may want to go back and read my post here. It outlines simple steps to setting short term and long term goals. Today, I want to focus on short-term goals; ones I hope to complete by the end of 2017. Continue reading “New Year, New Goals! 2017’s Bucket List”

Money Challenge Weekly Wrap Up Week 1

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Have you ever done a money challenge? With your whole family? Exactly one week ago we decided to start a month-long money challenge for March. We allotted ourselves $930 for the month and outlined the rules in our 52 Week Money Challenge in a Month post. If you missed that post, you can go back and read it here. Continue reading “Money Challenge Weekly Wrap Up Week 1”

How and Why Running Hills Makes Us Better Runners

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This weekend, not unlike any other, was full of climbing hills. The next race I am preparing for is a 25K with over 4,000 feet of elevation. Hills are something I need to get better at, but it doesn’t seem possible when I am mid climb gasping for my breath. If you are anything like me, you know you need to start running those hills to get faster, but as soon as you see that incline coming, you automatically slow down into your power hike pace. After struggling up the side of a mountain on Sunday, I decided that once and for all, I need to figure out some training plans for getting better at adding hill work to my weekly mileage. Continue reading “How and Why Running Hills Makes Us Better Runners”