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5 Fun Things When You’re Sick

You guys, I thought I was in the clear. I thought I was going to make it. I was so close! I even followed my own advice on how to stay healthy during cold and flu season! But alas….it seems the crud has finally caught up with me. UGH. And, the really awesome part of it is I still have to do everything around the house because I’m the only one here. hooray. Anybody want to volunteer to bring me some soup? Or some spicy Thai food? Or even bbq from the joint across the street…

5 Things I Learned Shopping for Trail Running Shoes

So, if you’ve been reading my recent rambles, you know that I’ve decided to run more trails in 2018 and I even have 2 trail 50ks planned. If you’re new, welcome! And yes, I think I may have lost my mind. haha Anyway, running less on the road and more on the trails means I need trail running shoes. Yay! Shoe shopping! Except, there’s actually a little more to it than just shopping for basic running shoes. Okay, there can really be a lot more. 1. Not all running shoe stores sell…

5 THINGS I “LOVE” ABOUT WINTER

Aaah, winter. Here in southeastern Virginia, you have a tendency to be mild but sometimes, yes sometimes, you’re a mean ole bee-otch. Like right now. Hey, thanks for that whole “bombocyclone” thingy that dropped temperatures as well as a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town. That was awesome. Sharing the snow wealth from neighbor to neighbor. *eye roll* I didn’t really feel like shoveling on a rest day, thankyouverymuch. So, let’s talk about all the really wonderful things that winter has to offer. (hint: there…

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…

THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK (aka Friday Favorites #7)

Hey there!  This week, I’m trying to focus on the things that make me happy.  And Friday seems like a good day to do that. 🙂  I’ve had an up and down week emotionally.  I’m not really as weepy as I was, which is definitely good, but I’m tired.  Drained would be a better word.  And I’m not sleeping well at all.  I’ve been pretty much waking up every 90 minutes to 2 hours or so and that just makes for a long damn night. So, again, HAPPY things…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #6

Happy Friday, everyone! Look at me with 3 posts this week! What what??? Man, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared some of my favorites from the week. This whole work, school, and knee surgery trifecta has really been kicking my butt! AND, my physical therapy regimen will take a new turn next week once I hit weight-bearing status. WOOO! Luckily, life is finally starting to settle down and I’m able to create more of a routine and get into the swing of things. Like sharing my favorites from this week! 1…

Friday Favorites #5

Omigosh, I am such a nerd. I am so in love with the alliteration of this post’s title. Especially when you consider that I’m about to share five things with you. Five Friday Favorites #5. *swoon* Okay, sorry. Sometimes I just can’t help myself. #grammarnerd Where was I? Oh yeah, some of my favorites from this week! I think it goes without saying that my most favorite thing from this week is that I feel WAAAAAYYYYY better than I did last week. Thank goodness! I’ve even managed a few workouts and got…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #4

Ho, ho, ho!! Christmas is on Sunday, my friends!! Can you believe it? It feels like it and yet, it doesn’t. Okay, so, I have some news on the going back to school front. Turns out that’s not going to happen in January as I had planned. :/ Not all of my transcripts are in and I cannot register. Nope, didn’t delay in getting the request in – sent that one off via email on October 17. They said to give 4-6 weeks for processing. PLEEENNNTTTYYY of time. AND, to top it off, I…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #3

Happy Friday! 🙂 Wow. This week seems to have flown by! Maybe that’s because I made a really big decision and had a great weight lifted off my shoulders? Or maybe it’s because Christmas is in 9 days and I’m not done with my shopping yet? Uuhh…let’s not discuss that…moving on….nothing to see here….. Anyhoo…it’s Friday! And it’s time for me to share some favorite things from this week! Today, I want to share my 5 favorite things about my…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #2 – FALL RECIPE ROUND-UP

source Friday’s are the best. 🙂 So, I finally had an MRI on my knee. 3 months after I went to the doctor. And did physical therapy. And was trying to get back into running. Meniscal tear. Great. :/ I see the orthopedist on Wednesday and I’ll find out how bad, where the tear is, and what my options are. Fingers crossed for a tear in the FRONT because those generally heal on their own. But, I hurt in the BACK of my knee so I’m not super positive. I just wonder how much additional damage…