Bye Bye Physical Therapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…