One Little Word for 2015: FEARLESS

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I got this idea for a “2015 word” from Lynne. Her blog post got me wondering about my own little word for 2015, and what I ultimately wanted to strive for this year. My word for 2015… Fearless.  2014 brought about a lot of change, a lot of nerves and plenty of times when I […]

A Fresh Start

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It’s January, but these aren’t New Year’s resolutions. Simply put, I realized that I need to start putting more effort into myself and less into things that drain my energy and disrupt my inner peace. Call it cliche (because it is…), but I had a sudden change of heart on morning after hot yoga. Nothin’ […]

7 Things I Learned From Running an Ultra

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  I signed up for an ultra-marathon [for those of you who do not know what an ultra-marathon is, it is anything over 26.2 miles… #ouch] on a whim. I had done a handful of half marathons, but never anything over 13.1. Sure, I was nervous. But, I had come to the conclusion over the past year […]

Forced Into Being A Skier

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Title: How To Be Dramatic 101. Taught by yours truly. Okay, okay. So, I wasn’t forced. But there were some driving factors. Let me explain… When I was 7 years old I strapped a board to my feet during a lesson at the base on Mt. Maury, Winter Park [magic carpet ftw..] and never looked […]

Training For Naptime

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Remember that one time I ran a 50k and then fell off the face of the internet LIKE WOAH. Well now I’m back and here to share all of the happenings in my life as of late like I didn’t just stop blogging for about a month. Because we’re friends, right? And you wouldn’t forget […]

Breakfast Cookies (For those on-the-go!)

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With an hour-long commute and hectic schedule, having breakfast on-the-go is a must. Don’t get me wrong, I wish that I could sit down to a steaming bowl of oatmeal and coffee everyday while catching up on blogs. But alas, girlfriend has gotta eat on the road! When Supreme Protein challenged me with creating a […]

My First 50k: All the Nitty, Gritty Details

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It’s been a little over a week week since I crossed the finish line of my very first 50k. Running 34 miles with a crap ton of elevation gain means a lot of time spent out on the trail…which requires the right gear! Going into this race, I honestly had no idea on what to […]

Indian Creek Fifties Race Report: My First 50k

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I’m still a little wobbly. My muscles don’t work quite right and my ankles are still a bit swollen. Each morning post-race I’ve woken up and honestly forgotten that I had run for 11 hours straight on Saturday. My body doesn’t hesitate to remind me as soon as I take that first step out of […]

Favorite Finds: Sierra Trading Post

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I’ve had a love affair with Sierra Trading Post ever since I nabbed my favorite winter cap off their site last January. Not only are the deals killer to begin with, but they send out a TON of coupons through email and Twitter. So, I can usually snag something for a bazillion dollars off retail […]

5 Things I’ve Realized While Training For An Ultra

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Training for my first 50k has been interesting. Seeing as I’m literally just flying by the seat of my pants, it’s been a real learning experience. I’ve asked experienced ultra runners a bazillion-and-one questions, been seeing a sports massage therapist to keep my body in check, and training smart as to finish this with a […]