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Conquering My Goals With Commit30

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I decided to take up journaling again to help me stay focused on my goals. I've been using a fitness journal that I really like, and I plan to continue to use it. But I came across the Commit30 journals. And there was something about the idea of doing something (small changes to create big results) for 30 days that really appealed to me. I like how each day there was a goal/purpose to help me obtain the overall 30 day goal.

It's not an all or nothing approach. I see it as a daily intention kind of thing.

However, I am struggling with my monthly goals for the year. The Commit30 journal has you plan out your goals and vision yourself a year from now. Yeah,

You Don't Want To Miss This Noxgear Giveaway

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Whether you workout before work or after work, chances are if you workout outside you'll be working out in the darkness or very dim light.

And one of my major pet peeves is to see runners or walkers or cyclists or really anyone out and about who doesn't make sure that they can be seen.

Because the majority of my workouts are before Hubby goes to work, and usually I'm solo, safety has always been a priority for me. And when I say that I won't run outside in the dark / low light/ fog without my Noxgear, I'm serious.

If you aren't sure what Noxgear is check out this video.

What Happened When I Returned To The Trail

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Ok, I've been keeping a secret. Ever since I got injured this past summer (When Life Throws You A Curve Ball)and I got my diagnosis of arthritis, I've been afraid to get back on the trail to run. I've hiked, but I've been afraid to run.

Hills plus rocks plus harsh terrain doesn't play nice with my arthritic feet. So I've put if off because I really didn't know what to expect.

But I've missed the trail. I've missed the feeling of running through the woods, the sound of leaves and frozen ground crunching under my feet, the roots, the rocks, the obstacles...  I've missed it all.

I decided it was time.

You Don't Have To Race To Be A Runner

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Ok.... just gonna toss this out there... if you aren't currently running races / participating in organized events, it does NOT make you any less of a runner or athlete. This past year has definitely been a whirlwind of a year with injuries and health related issues for me. But because of my experiences, it's also changed my perspective on a lot of things.

I used to think that

How Scheduling Your Workouts Can Help Prevent Injury

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I sit down every week and plan my workouts for the week. Do I always manage to get them all in? Ummmm no :) Sometimes I’m too sore, too tired or schedules just get rearranged. But that doesn’t stop me from planning my workouts. It helps me to see the week at a glance. Sometimes I realize that I’m trying to do too much and I need to add in rest days. Sometimes I realize that I need to bump it up a notch.

Scheduling also helps me to see if I’m becoming stagnant or if I’m pushing myself toward injury. Am I doing the same thing over and over again? If so that’s a big red flag for me. Since I am injury prone I know that

How Gixo Is Changing How I Workout

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Truth time - I've struggled a little with the transition back into the work force. I LOVE my job. But I went through a period of feeling very disconnected. And the last thing that I wanted to do was workout alone. So of course I turned to social media and asked if anyone in my area wanted to run/workout with me. Crickets. Yep, that's basically all that I got - crickets.

And then I got an email to try an app called Gixo. It's live guided fitness classes. I thought why not, and I signed up for a free trial.

Best.App.Ever

I didn't know what to expect,