Month: January 2017

#FitnessInYourFuture

This post is dedicated to the un-athletic, awkward, chubby thirteen year-old me: “YOU will be just fine. Actually, you will be more than fine. YOU will be awesome.  I promise.” This has been an exhausting post for me to write. I’ve redrafted this one probably thirty times, editing so much of my original post that it looks nothing like where I started.  Health and fitness…

#LeapofFaith

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to go skydiving. I probably got the idea watching Road Rules as a pre-teen…or maybe Real World. Honestly though, what good ideas and sound decisions didn’t come from watching MTV?  For whatever reason, I talked myself out of skydiving for all of my adult years…likely my brain using logic to…

#IJustFeltLikeRunnin

Yesterday was race day. Race day brings with it a mix of emotions…excitement, confidence, anxiety and dread. All of these feelings melt away when I hear that gunshot. Determination, drive and mental clarity take over and I have two objectives….run and run faster. Yesterday’s race was the only 5k that Jason and I signed-up for this year. We had a free registration from…

#GoalGetter

I love goals. Love may actually be an understatement….I am obsessed with goals.  It’s why I make so many lists. That wonderful feeling of crossing off an item on the list; a mini accomplishment for the day. Success!! I realize goal setting isn’t for everyone, but it works for me. These goals keep me motivated to move forward.  It’s a…

#YearofLauren

Ah, 2017, here you are. I’ve been feeling uninspired the last few weeks. It’s January! The single longest month of the year. Generally speaking, January has nothing going on for itself. When you compare January to the other 11 months (with the exception of my wonderful husband’s birthday, sorry Jason), January ranks pretty low. It’s cold, it’s long, the next fun holiday is too…