CURRENTLY – SEPTEMBER 2017 (TOL #24)

Happy Thinking Out Loud Thursday, my friends! I thought I would do things a little different today and give you a snapshot of some current and random things going on in my life right now. Because I know you’re interested in my randomness. ;D Current events: Ha! I totally laughed when I typed that. It’s like I have to do a report or something. Anyway, I’m currently packing for my trip to visit my Sailor in California! I leave on Friday and we’ll have 10 days together. I think that’s…

WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR A RUN IN THE RAIN

Alright, how many of you peek out your window before you start getting ready to go for a run and immediately stomp on the brakes if there’s a raindrop or two or 258 falling from the sky?  Now, if you happen to have a treadmill in your home and were planning on using it for said run or you plan on driving to the gym to run on the treadmill there anyway, this isn’t really going to apply to you. And I would wonder why, if you were going to run on a treadmill at home…

ANXIETY (TOL #23)

Okay, so, I totally wasn’t going to share this. I haven’t blogged since last week and that frustrates me because I have like 5 ideas written down for blog posts that I’m really excited about. But I can’t seem to sit down and write them. I’m actually surprised I’m about to share what I wrote the other day. To be truthful, I wrote it – by hand – in a notebook that I keep on my desk. I bought the notebook to keep by my bed so I…

TMI, MAYBE? (TOL #22)

Okay, so my last few Thinking Out Loud posts have been pretty “thinky” and not so much random and what you would expect from someone thinking out loud. Not this time, baby! Buckle up and get ready to hear some of the more recent thinks I’ve had. I apologize in advance if some of this is TMI. #sorrynotsorry #randomthoughts 1. Some random tropical storm-ish thing hit us on Tuesday.  It actually started Monday night.  Tuesday was pretty damn gross. Even so, the day started off fine and I got a nice garage workout done.  Came…

A REST DAY IS NOT A COP OUT

The other day, after working out 3 days in a row (2 running, 1 CrossFit), I woke up tired. And I did not want to get out of bed. (some of that may or may not have had to do with the 2 sweet snuggly kitties purring around my chest and head.) But, I had a workout planned! I even wrote it down on my white board in my garage. I had to get up and get out there. But my body was so tired, my knee ached a little, and my eyelids were soooo heavy and I went back…

DEAR GOALS: PREPARE TO BE CRUSHED

So, I’ve struggled before with a bit of an “identity crisis.” If I hadn’t blown up my previous blog (you know, maybe I need to stop rehashing that and move on from it? hmmm…that’s probably a whole different post that needs to be written), you would know that.  But seriously, after I found CrossFit 5 years ago, I began to question who I am. Am I a runner? Am I a CrossFitter? Is it possible for me to be both? AND find balance between the two? Most CrossFitters will tell…

PUMPKIN APPLE BREAD

You guys. Fall is coming!! And you know what that means….. It’s time for all things.. PUMPKIN!!! Did you know that pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food? It’s chock full of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Iron, Niacin, and Potassium which your body needs.  Plus, it’s super versatile and can be added or incorporated into so many different recipes. Like a yummy loaf of bread. 😀 Pumpkin bread is usually made with loads of sugar and butter and that’s what makes it dense and delicious.  AND maybe not always…

HOW TO GET YOUR GROOVE BACK… HOPEFULLY.

If you read my BlogFest recap, you’ll know that one of the things I learned while I was in Vegas was about finding my “why.”  It came from a quote that Darren Hardy made during his keynote address and it really resonated with me.  I’m fairly certain that I’ve finally found my why – took me long enough, right?! – and I’ve been moving towards it over this past year.  Unfortunately, I’ve had my share of struggles along the way. Guess that’s all part of that…

FUDGY TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

I cannot tell a lie.  I have totally been craving brownies.  And not just any brownies – although, it was getting to that point where I mighta grabbed a sub-par brownie and been disappointed but I controlled myself. it was hard. – but these super fudgy triple chocolate brownies. Again, I cannot tell a lie.  I did not skip out on or substitute something else for the sugar in this recipe. These are brownies, people. Generally, you’re going to find sugar in a brownie. It happens. They’re supposed to be a treat! A special moment…

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM BLOGFEST

Okay, so I seriously learned so much while I was at BlogFest that it actually took some time after I got home to go through it all and decide what information actually applied to me and what I wanted to implement. Plus, I had a major case of airplane flu going on and was trying to get over that/jet lag/time difference/bladder infection/ALL THE FUN so I needed a li’l extra time to get my thoughts together. Obvi. I’ve been to a fitness blogging conference a couple times before (sorry, I can&#8217…