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Bye Bye Physical Therapy

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A couple of weeks ago, I asked PT if I was ready to graduate. We both decided to wait and see what happened after I'd been running/working out for a few weeks.

Well last week, I graduated from PT. Yeah! Am I 100%? Umm... no... but basically I need to continue to stretch, foam roll, and listen to my body. We agreed that if I was hurting and after a couple of days of rest still had issues, that I would return.

Sorry to be so MIA here on the blog. I have been focusing a lot of my attention on instagram it seems. I enjoy the community there, and the motivations from others. So if you follow me there then you know I've been running.

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Honesty And Motherhood

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I was asked what value do I think is the most important to instill in our kids. Honesty - it's something that I try very hard to make sure that I stay true to. This blog and my social media accounts are a reflection of me. So I try very hard to make sure that it's a true reflection of who I really am.

And when it comes to parenting, honesty is something that I feel very strongly about. I often express to Lil Man the importance of being honest - to tell me the truth rather than lie about a situation. I believe it's important to instill those qualities at a young age. Honesty builds trust.

For those of you who've known me over the years know my story.

When Race Photos Make You Cringe

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Finally ready to let you in on what I've been feeling...

I mean I should have known. When I put on my clothes that fit last year but haven't worn them yet this year, and they were lets just say snug in all the wrong places. I mean, you can't run an entire 10K with your stomach sucked in can you? And eventually there is going to be a friend or a photographer somewhere who is going to snap that photo.. the one that makes me cringe. And I saw several this time from my Hershey 10K

Actually it's basically one major problem area for me.. my stomach. I suppose we all have our areas of our bodies that we might not like. But it's an area for me that I'm very self conscious about, that I always try to hide, and lately well ... I've shed tears over.

I'm struggling very much with body image as I write this...

I'm Ready To Race Again

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Well y'all - I'm ready to race again. Physically I am not 100% yet.
But mentally I'm ready to race. I guess it was around my last marathon training that things started falling apart in regards to racing. I reached a point that I hated every aspect of training, I lost my love for running, I was dealing with very low self-esteem because of my the lack of the ability to hit my goal paces on the training plan. And honestly it's taken me a very long time to get over that dark period in my life. (I Gave Up During My 2nd Marathon)

But out of that, I found my love for trail running. I said I that would never ever ever ever ever ever run on a trail. Well I proved that statement wrong. (I Ran, I Walked. I feel. I bled)  I love trail running and still plan to make it a part of my life. I'm not sure about trail races this year because I truly want trail running to be a fun sport for me. I tend to put too much pressure on myself when it comes to racing. So at this time I'…

Why I Stretch And Foam Roll

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So if you've been anywhere near me or this blog then you know that I have been dealing with a hip injury. And my first so-called event back into running was the Hershey10k.

Since then I have been working on improving my fitness and building some base miles. But I wanted to share with you what I feel was the turning point for me with this injury.

Drum roll please...

Hershey 10K Race Recap

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Where to begin.... this was a race that I had decided that I was not going to run. I have been injured for months. I have not been running. My longest run was 2 miles, and it was weeks ago. So I had decided that I was not going to run this race. The very day that I made that decision I got an email from Zensah (save 20% with this affiliate link) about doing an Instagram stories take over. Well I definitely did not want to pass up that opportunity. Of course I was given the option to take a later date, but I didn't have any other races on the calendar at this point. So I decided to see
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Let The Spring Cleaning Begin

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Ahhhh.... spring cleaning... I have to say that I enjoy it every year. We heat our house with a coal/wood stove, and the dust, dirt and grim are unspeakable. Of course, I clean all year long, but to me spring cleaning breathes new life into my house.

I usually start my spring cleaning by dusting everything. I admit, dusting is my least favorite cleaning chore. I don't know why I loathe it so much, but for some reason I do. Once dusting is completed, I move on to the other chores such as vacuuming and mopping as I normally do during a traditional clean. But with spring cleaning, I like to clean a little deeper.

To help me in this cleaning process I use Lysol, Air Wick, Woolite and Finish products. Lysol is my go-to product for all of my disinfecting needs. Seriously, I may run out of paper towels from time to time, but my household never runs ou…