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Last First Day

Today marks my last first day as a full-time graduate student! Next year, I’ll still be in school, but only to complete my clinical internship and take some exams that will certify me as a counselor. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I went to Target and treated myself to some notebooks and highlighters. To be honest, those highlighters were only $1, but at a different…

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Contact

Please send all inquiries to mberickson529@gmail.com and I will respond promptly. I look forward to hearing from you! Instagram Twitter

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About

Welcome to Mel’s Miles, a blog centered around my journey towards living a healthier life. My name is Melissa (or you can call me Mel) and I live in Chicago.  Positivity is my passion and I believe that a good life requires work.  I plan to write about the small efforts I make in hopes of achieving higher levels of health and happiness. I love…

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Facts About Me

I’m new to the blogging world so those of you who are reading for the first or second times may want a little more background about who I am. I can be a little loud once you get to know me (this is probably an understatement). My extreme extroversion definitely scares people away sometimes and I love to laugh. Saving money is a hobby of…

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Running

Over the years, I’ve run at least 30 races. Some for fun, some for time, and a couple just to challenge myself with a new distance. The half marathon is my favorite distance and 5ks are my least favorite.  Here, I link to race recaps, posts about running, and a list of the races I’ve run within the last five years. Race Recaps 2015 Bank…

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2014 Running Goals

I started off 2014 thinking my only goal would be to get out and do more, which could be accomplished by the simple act of writing a blog.  It seems obvious that writing about my life would motivate me to get out and live my life. I’ve realized, however, that I am not very effective at accomplishing much unless I set some SMART goals.   (Source) After much…

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Lazy Weekend

I shouldn’t have given this post such a generic title because I will probably have plenty more “lazy weekends.” On the other hand, the fear of repeating post titles could motivate me to do more on weekends 😉 Typical Saturdays for me involve working a half day, but I didn’t have to go in this weekend, which definitely threw off my momentum.  I go to…

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2013 in Review

A huge part of why I wanted to start this blog was to have a place for storing memories. I’m a reflective person and love to find meaning in everything I do. Call me cheesy, but it’s just the way I am 🙂 Of course it makes sense to post to a review of the high points from last year. In 2013 I…. Had my…

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Beginnings

Confession Time: I shied away from starting a blog for so long because I didn’t think I was good enough, fast enough (at running because this blog will focus a great deal on my running goals), or knowledgeable enough to have anything of value to say. There’s a motivational quote that has something to do with lacing up your running shoes being the most difficult…

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My First Post!

I’ve had a number of blogs over the years, but couldn’t keep up with them. I think my last one on WordPress ended over a year ago. For some reason, I have a feeling that this blog will last. I’m excited to be here and have SO MUCH to write! My About page is up (although it’s not yet complete), but I suppose I can…

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