Running On Average

Don’t Stop (get it get it)

Well hi again!

Six months ago,  I was stoked after reading Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face  and determined to stop starting over, to work for it, to grab life by the horns.

And then I haven’t blogged since.

Oops.

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So, how successful have I been? I guess that’s open for debate. I had a temp freelance job writing social media for a communications company for five months. I joined a gym with childcare. I finished crocheting a blanket for R and began one for J. I’ve made progress on my novel. I’m training for another marathon.

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In that regard, I have been. But generally speaking, I don’t feel any different. I don’t feel any more accomplished and I certainly don’t feel like I haven’t wanted to start over once a week.

Maybe that’s all part of it, though? That even though my life is moving forward and I am trying, I definitely have room to improve upon my goals and consistency, but that doesn’t mean I’m failing. It doesn’t mean I need to start over. I need to realign and keep pushing.

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How about you? How has your life been moving forward? What are your goals?

I look forward to chatting a lot more often!

Working on My Follow Through

I’m a dreamer. I have these big ideas of things I want to do and projects I want to complete and I get all excited thinking about them, devising plans, creating lists, and envisioning the end results. But my problem is on the follow through. I’m terrible at it. And I’m beginning to get annoyed with myself for starting then stopping, beginning but not completing.

I want to run and lift more consistently.

I want to take my kids on more adventures.

I want to clean up my diet.

I want to write a novel.

I want to actually write in this blog regularly.

I want to stop starting over.

Change is hard. Especially the beginning stages where you have to work up the momentum and work your way into a groove. But maybe I can use my stubbornness to my advantage and finally follow through.

I ran my fourth marathon April 22, so after a few weeks of low key exercise and recovery I’m ready to start training for the Pottstown Half Marathon July 14. I started training this past week and beginning on Monday I will be doing 80-Day Obsession to add strength training to my routine. I’ll be modifying it, both in the exercise and diet aspects since I’m running and still nursing my baby boy.

For the family side of things, I’m creating a Summer Fun list for daytime adventures with my kids so we don’t spend too much time watching Paw Patrol.

As for the writing, I definitely want to dig into my novel writing, but instead of overwhelming myself right out the gate, I’m going to start with my family and my health/exercise.

So join me on my adventures! What are some goals you want to achieve? Let’s hold each other accountable!

Raising Babies and Chasing Dreams

Lifestyle | December 8, 2016 | By

My baby turned one on Monday.

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February Goals: Stop Apologizing

It’s Groundhog Day!

Puxatawny Phil saw his shadow and you know what that means… an early spring is on the way! Who’s looking forward to that? I love winter, but by the end of it I am SO. OVER. IT.

You with me?

But this weekend was gorgeous. I cannot even believe it. It was 70 degrees on Sunday! I am ashamed that I got zero pictures of the beautiful weather, but we fully enjoyed it. Did you?

Let’s talk goals. How are you doing with your resolutions? If you missed it, here are 2016 resolutions and January goals. They are going okay. I started working out, in fact, I ran 10 miles already! It may seem small, but I haven’t run since October so it was huge for me. I’m excited to keep going. Which brings me to my February goals and Word of the Month.

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2016 Resolutions: Month of Balance

Lifestyle | January 18, 2016 | By

I am a cliché. I make new year’s resolutions every year. And almost every year I fail to keep them. Just like every year I say I’ll write for this blog on a regular basis…and every year I don’t. Because I am the worst.

But at least I’ve got goals. That counts for something, right?

We’ll say it does.

Anyway, this year I made a few whole-year resolutions:

  • Read 12 books.
  • Run 3 distance races. (13.1 or more)
  • Swear less. I am a mother now, after all.

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