Every Wednesday I get up while my family still sleeps and slip on my workout gear. Quietly, I head down to the kitchen to silently brew a cup of coffee, grab an apple and some cereal and gather my gear for spin class. I love spin. Loud music, adrenaline, pushing beyond what we did last … Continue reading Whatever It Takes
Ahh, Warrior Dash day! I love the energy of race day! It's just fun getting out there with other folks to play! On the way down to the "battleground", I stopped at a Starbucks to get some coffee and one of those spinach feta egg white wraps. (I love them!) I then had to stop … Continue reading Dash Recap: A Day in the Life of a Warrior
It sucks starting something new. Having hope is scary. I know, you've had hope before and then it didn't work. You see those skinny chicks and wonder how it would be to live like that. You think, "I'd be happy in my life, if only I looked like that." Staying the same just isn't an … Continue reading To The Beginner
Dear Military Mom on your first deployment: Oh mama, there really isn't anything I can tell you to prepare for this adventure. It is hard. Simple as that. There are days (hours, minutes) that are going to feel like forever. Dragging so slow you swear it's been an hour and it's only been 4 minutes. … Continue reading Dear Military Mom Facing Your First Deployment With Kids
The countdowns have begun in my head: "Only 1 more gallon of milk until he gets home." "Last 2 episodes of Deadliest Catch until we can watch them together." "The next grocery run, I'll be stocking the fridge with his favorites." "The next time I mop the floor, will be the last time I mop … Continue reading Reason #472 Why I Am Over this Deployment.
To the friends who inspired and paved the way... To the trainer who believed in me and my abilities before I could believe in myself... To the friends who didn't laugh when I told them what I wanted to do... To the friends who walked and ran beside me as we cheered each other on... … Continue reading To the….
The gym at NAS Whidbey Island periodically has fun runs, a 1.5 mile, a 5k and a 10k. I ran one of the 10ks last year and thought that perhaps Jake would like to run the short race, while we push Hannah in the stroller. I would be over the moon if at least one … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Fun!
I am never more alive then when I've just completed a workout, I'm sweaty and what I like to call "all wrung out". For some reason, I'm never more clear, more focused and more sure of myself as I am when I am doing something physically strenuous. More often than not, much of my writing inspiration … Continue reading Wonder Full Wednesday: Perspiration to Inspiration
We all have days (weeks, months) that we just aren't that motivated. Often I am motivated to work out and do what needs to be done ONLY because of the feeling after the fact. I know I'll feel great once I work out. I know I'll feel better if I just get off my butt … Continue reading The Real Test
Even on the yucky, crappy, wish-the ground-would-swallow-me-up, go-back-to-bed-days, I aspire to still, in the midst of circumstance, be grateful. Even on the yucky days, when I am at my worst, I want to be able to take a step back just for a moment, and remember the bigger picture, and be grateful. This is so … Continue reading Even on the yucky days…