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Iced Coffee Catch Up

It’s been a very long time since we’ve caught up. Please excuse my lack of blogging, but life is more overwhelming than EVER. What’s keeping me running? ICED (or just any kind of) COFFEE, of course. Old iced coffee pic – my car now has over 50,000 miles on it! Let’s do a 5 point update: Running  I registered for my usual Race Against Hate…

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Recent Happenings

Good morning! I took the day off because I have been running myself ragged with work and wedding planning. Not much actual running has been happening, which is part of why I have not stopped by the blog in a while. Life has been good, but busy. Our wedding is just over 3 months away and we are on track with planning! Right now we…

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Gratitude Friday: First One of 2017 Edition

Good morning! Since writing my Shamrock Shuffle 2017 recap on Wednesday, I got the urge to write another post. Obviously, the best option was to throw it back to my favorite Mel’s Miles series: GRATITUDE FRIDAY! Gratitude Friday is all about focusing on the good times in life, even when the going gets tough. I stumbled upon a quote that I really needed to see last week…

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2017 Shamrock Shuffle 8k Race Recap

I did something last weekend that I have not done since the Chicago Marathon last October: I RAN A RACE! With all of this wedding planning business, my life is not very running-focused as of late. Despite the fact that I spend literally every weekend doing something wedding-related, I was able to stick with a training plan for the last 8 weeks and really enjoyed…

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Shamrock Shuffle 8k Training 2017: Weeks 3 & 4

I haven’t made good on my promise to post once a week, but at least I’m posting a bit more, right? These past two weeks have been, yet again, a whirlwind of positives and negatives. Things have been stressful and exciting in my neck of the woods. I successfully completed my pseudo Vegetarian Whole 30 (and lost 6 pounds!!!), put a downpayment on our honeymoon to…

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Shamrock Shuffle 8k Training 2017: Weeks 1 & 2

I totally promised a post for last week, but my lovely friend Sara was updating the blog/switching over my hosting, so I didn’t want to mess with anything. Thanks to Sara, the blog is back to its full functioning. Woot! Excuse me while I ramble a bit before I get to the actual training log… The last two weeks have been quite the rollercoaster. Andy…

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Shamrock Shuffle 8k: Round ELEVEN!

Look at me, BLOGGING again <3 Honestly, I am so happy to be here. Since my attempt at a diet overhaul and then getting the stomach flu last week, my perspective on life has altered. Things were getting pretty dull in my neck of the woods, considering that my brain was consumed with wedding planning and not much else. I forgot that the rest of…

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Running: My Coping Skill for Anxiety 

The winner of last week’s Spartan Race entry giveaway is Maggie! She has been contacted 🙂 Remember to check out the Spartan Season Passes here. If you’ve read my blog for more than a few entries, you’ll know that I experience anxiety. You might also know that I work in the mental healthcare field. After 2.5 years in the field, I’ve confirmed everything grad school taught…

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Spartan Season Pass + Race Entry Giveaway

Happy Monday! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for another Spartan Race entry giveaway! Wahoo! How is your holiday season treating you? Like the procrastinator I am, my Christmas shopping isn’t close to being complete. Wedding-related purchases have ruled my bank account, so Christmas shopping was on the back burner until the last minute. And here we are now: the last minute 😛…

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