finding joy in the little things

Happy Mondayyyy!! I had an exceptionally stress-filled, unhappy week last week. Do you know what happens when you come home in a bad mood every day? Your husband rips out the horrible, awful, no-good porcelain white kitchen sink that you’ve been loathing since you moved in and replaces it with a beautiful, shiny, clean new stainless steel sink: ...more

It’s Friday.

It’s Friday. Good grief, I could not be happier about that. This week has been one of the longest weeks of my life, promise. No exaggerations. I have only gone home directly after work once [Wednesday] and that day I was so out of it that after I finished a sufficiently crappy workout I couldn’t even form a cohesive thought. I literally stumbled into the kitchen, made dinner [term used loosely: I reheated leftovers, salmon, which I realized after eating ...more

movin’ on a wednesday

So. Workouts. They have been sporadic and on the fly so far this week. I tried to assemble a plan, but I’m not even sure how that’s going to work out. But what I’m hoping will happen is something like this: Monday: 30 minutes incline walking, 10 minutes sprints, shoulders Tuesday: 20 min run [easy] + back Wednesday: Jillian Michaels Kickboxing, lower body + 5 mile run + Triceps Thursday: 20 min run with 5 30 second pick-ups [AM] + ...more

running behind in life

the title pretty much sums up how I feel right now. I’m breaking out like a 15 year old going through puberty, so I can only assume that stress has caught up with me. I also haven’t slept through a solid night in, oh, I guess about a week now, which has been swell. I REALLY enjoy waking up in the middle of the night. it’s my fave. so things are going well, as I’m sure you can surmise. last ...more

3 years.

3 years ago today, I was marrying my very best friend. I couldn’t ask for more in a husband, and I know I’m incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful marriage. I could wax poetic about how phenomenal I think Sean is, but words wouldn’t really do justice to how I feel about him. Instead, I’ll just give you a small glimpse into Sean and I throughout the years ...more


When I initially posed the question about Boston at the end of my post yesterday, it was a high-spirited question born out of excitement for the race. Like most runners I know, I was on a Marathon Monday high, and was giddy for everyone running. Boston is a goal of mine, and I know firsthand the blood, sweat and tears that goes into marathon training. It’s not something for the faint of heart – it requires dedication, commitment and a ...more

Monday Moves

It’s Marathon Monday! As much as I wish I could have watched the race, I have [unfortunately] been chained to my desk job all day. Perks of working in an office full time. I’m starting this week flat out exhausted, which should bode well for the rest of the week, right? ...more

weekly workout wrap-up

I’ve been waiting for this week to happen – the week where I set up goals and then was just too worn out to accomplish all of them. This was the week. And you know what? I’m 100% OK with that. It happens. Sometimes you just need to take a step back. But let’s recap first: ...more

Running Warehouse + Giveaway Winners

Yesterday I came home to a lovely little box on my doorstep. ...more

Finding Motivation

I had a rough day on Monday. I know that it isn’t uncommon for women to struggle with self-esteem issues from time to time – and I definitely am not immune to this. For the most part I am pretty positive – I know that I don’t have a perfect body by any means, but I am proud of what my body allows me to do. However on Monday [and really Tuesday if we’re being honest] I had one of ...more