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How I Plan To Be Consistent

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Consistency... it can be such an ugly word sometimes! And for me it's been a struggle... in a lot and I mean a lot of areas this year...  And I thought maybe once school started it would get easier? You know, having a routine... but it's been the opposite. I feel like I've been squeaking by to keep my head above water.

So, I've created a plan of action. Yep. You know, if you write it down and put it in a calendar with pretty stickers and all, it's bound to happen right? ;)

Stop Your Scroll - This Is Your Life

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Where did July go? Seriously, it seems like this month is truly just flying by. Since Lil Man and I went to the beach in June (Why You Should Capture The Moment) it feels like everything has been a blur. 

Our days have consisted of hanging out at the local pool, chilling at home and butting heads on a frequent basis. ;) But when I look back over the summer, it does feel like one big blur. Is it just me?

Summer also brought me the boot (let's all give one big collective sigh).




After some hill work, I felt pain in my shin/lower leg area. Fast forward a week and the pain had increased. One x-ray and dr visit later I was put in the boot for 2 weeks with tendontis, shin splints with the possibility of headed toward a stress fracture. I was also informed that my arthritis in my ankle is really bad.

I made the best of it. I've been here way too many times.




But after about 5 days, the arthritis in my foot and ankle were hurting worse than the original pain in the shin area. I had also acqu…

Why You Should Capture The Moment

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School is finally over, and on a whim I decided to take Lil Man to the beach. At first I was only going to do a day trip. (We are about 4 hours from the beach). But then I found a decent priced hotel, and Hubby and I decided we should stay a night or two. Then the weather drastically changed. Our sunny forecast turned into flood watches and warnings... for real!

I called the hotel and I think they thought I wanted to cancel. Instead, I added an additional night. Say what?!? Yep, I decided our travel day (which was to be our day on the beach) would be our rainy shopping day. And by adding another day that gave us one possibly 2 more beach days. The forecast was sketchy for the additional day that I added.

We arrived. It was cold. It was rainy, and we were loving every minute of it.





The following day was our sunny beach day. In fact, both days turned out to be awesome beach days. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable trip (although we really did miss Hubby.. but work …

Enter To Win A StrideBox

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Well May has been a blur! Between medical tests and procedures and school activities, it feels like each day has just meshed into the next. But things (hopefully) are finally settling down. (One a side note, I got an all clear on my medical procedures. I'm not back to 100% normal just yet,but I'm starting to get there!)  And we are in the home stretch of the last days of school for Lil Man (and work for me).  It's been a good school year, but I admit I am ready for summer. :)

Now... for the reason for this post... StrideBox ... most of you know that I love my StrideBox every month. When I get my email that it's on its way I stalk the tracking information until it arr…

How I Allowed Fear To Rule My Life

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I took a little break from writing. It wasn't planned. It sort of just happened. I didn't have anything to say. I know shocking right?!?! But I've been dealing with some stuff, and I haven't really been able to work through some of my feelings until lately when I realized that what I've been feeling is FEAR.

Fear is such an ugly word... not one that I really knew had such a big hold on me... but it does. So for the last month or so I've allowed fear to rule my life... to the point that I'm wasn't sleeping because of nightmares.

I'll spare you my long laundry list of fears, but I'll say that my health has been near the top of the list. Because of that, I allowed myself to spiral down a dark path of allowing fear to creep in many what felt like at times most areas of my life.

That being said,

Why I Am No Longer Pushing My Body To The Breaking Point

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There was a point in my life that I pushed my body to see what it could do. I ultimately broke myself mentally and physically in the process. I got so obsessed with training goals that I pushed through injuries and ignored the blaring signs of burn out. I became fixated on “race weight” resulting in severe calorie restriction while over training which led to bingeing and over eating because I was unable to stay within the guidelines leading to weight gain and disordered eating that I am still currently dealing with.

I felt like a constant failure. It was a very very dark time for me. And for awhile I lost my way. Then

I Have Found My New Running Partner

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For probably 10 years now, I've been looking for a local running partner. Don't get me wrong. I have a lot of friends who are runners. And I have good friends that I run with from time to time, although I can't remember the last time that I ran with someone. But, the harsh reality is that I don't have a local friend to run with. I've put out the facebook pleas. I've begged. I've come just short of paying people to run with me. (joke, but I've truly been that desperate).

Sometimes  having that accountability is what you need to get out the door. And not even just getting out the door but also pushing yourself. I find that when I run with others I tend to push myself a little more out of my comfort zone.

But either the pace, the time of day, or for whatever reason... who knows... nothing has worked consistently. And I find myself running alone which isn't always bad. I do enjoy a good solo run. But as you can prob…