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50 Miles of Bliss!

I can not possibly put into words the exact feelings I had about crossing the finish line of the NorthFace Endurance Challenge in DC over the weekend. I trained long and hard for this event. I doubted myself over and over again during the weeks leading up to 4/28/18 but knew I had to give it a go. 

Driving down to DC the night before the race with my husband and friends I started to feel excited but my nerves were still high. I was thrilled that my husband and Kelly came down to support Miki and I as we attempted another 50 miler. 
Lets back track for a moment. In 2016 I trained for a 50 mile event that had a 14 hour cut off. The race was a total wash. It rained the entire week before the race and then the whole duration of the event. The trail conditions were so poor that it made running extremely difficult for me. I spent hours and hours walking a sliding in the mud. My attitude was terrible. I had such high hopes for that event and they were crushed by poor weather. I crossed the fin…
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Train Hard

I'm about 10 weeks out from race day. I have been training consistently for the past few weeks. I feel pretty strong. Ok correction I was feeling pretty strong until I went to the gym Monday and now my legs are thrashed and Im sore as hell! I have not been going to the gym much and that showed big time after my workout.

Monday at 8am I went to Thomas DeVietro Strength & Condition Monday is squat day. I felt great during the workout but two hours later when I was due to run my scheduled 8 miles for that day my legs were feeling it. Needles to say my 4 mile yesterday was pretty darn tough as well. Im glad I went to the gym. Im plan to go again next Monday.



I am participating in the Run Ranger Run event this month with Tom and a few other members of the gym. Our goal is to run 565 miles for the month. My personal run goal for the month is 160 miles. Id also like to raise atleast $250 dollars for GallantFew? Im excited to a part of Run Ranger Run I know it will help keep me on sch…

New Year! New You!

Yes I know we hear this year after year! What if this year we did actually stick to our resolutions and we did actually incorporate some healthy changes into our lives? For you what would that change look like? For me I really need to get back on track with my eating. To be exact I need to cut out sugar from my diet, refined sugar. I am telling you when I eat sugar I wake up feeling hungover. If you know me you know I dont drink so feeling hungover is not something that I want to feel.



I have set a few goals for myself for the year. I like to share them with others to help hold myself accountable.

1. Run another 50 miler.
2. Become fully Self Employed.
3. Practice Yoga more.
4. Run the Grand Canyon
5. Be more peaceful.

For each one of these goals to become my reality I need to create actions steps. For the running goals I have training plans. For the financial goals I have milestones I need to make in my doTERRA business before I am able to leave my day job. For the spiritual goals I …

The Green Monster is coming!!

48 Days until I run the Green Monster! I have been training for about 12 weeks now but honestly when I am not training? I got in a good long run on Saturday and pushed it to the limit for sure. Yesterday my left heel felt off not sore just off so I decided to walk and do some yoga in place of another longish run. I am feeling strong but I know this race will challenge me as a runner for sure.
Total elevation climb is 7690 feet. I have been running 3-4 times a week plus working out at Thomas DeVietro Strength & Conditioning 3 days a week and also doing yoga. I feel good about my physical training now I need to crack down on my nutrition and my mind! 
The mind is the most powerful thing during a long race like this. I think this is what draws me so close to yoga. Yes I love to be active and move my body but I love the grounding and breathing that I learn through my yoga practice. If you have not done yoga before very often towards the beginning of the practice the teacher will encou…

Broad Street Nerves

Hey Everyone!

Broad Street is in 4 Days!! If you are not someone who is local, Broad Street is the largest 10 miler in the Country and it takes place in Philadelphia, PA. The Broad Street event started out in the early 80's and has grown and grown ever since. In 2012 the race had over 40,000 runners!  The street that the event is named after is approximately 13 miles long making it perfect for this event. Runners will make there way to the starting area at Erie Avenue and the event finishes inside the Navy Yard.

This event is a must run for anyone in the area however due to the event size participants must enter via a lottery to get selected to run. The first time I entered the Broad Street lottery (2014) I was not running distance yet. I decided to sign up and if I got accepted I would start training. Low and behold I got accepted. I started a 10 week training plan and was hooked on training and distance running ever since! I was completely intimated by the size of the event and…

Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

I have been an a quest for Health & Wellness for many years now. I started thinking more about my health as I was getting closer to my 30s. I had been clean off drugs and alcohol for many years which was a huge plus, but I knew there was more that needed to be done. I quit smoking before my 28th birthday. That single action made me realize how much more I wanted to do for myself. Soon after I quit smoking, I started walking then I started running. Running was not always my passion it was very tough at first and I will admit that I did not love it right away. It took me some time to build a strong pace that I felt comfortable breathing with. I also did yoga on and off for many years and always loved that practice. When my girlfriend did her 200 Hour Yoga teacher training my practice got more intense and I was peaceful. That same friend and yoga mentor moved to Spain and my practice suffered I just did not keep up with it while she was away but I got more into running during that ti…

Super Bowl Sunday Treats

This year was the first year I ever went to a Super Bowl Party. Honestly the only reason I may have went was because I missed my friends and I also wanted to make yummy treats to eat! Naturally Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be on a weekend that I had Yoga Teacher Training so that meant I was not going to have as much time to prepare treats to bring. Thankfully I have the best Snack & Party Food Pinterest Board that ever existed. I found two recipes that I Pinned years ago. One Being Hot Corn Dip and the Other being a Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball. Both were extremely easy to make and both tasted freaking amazing.

I did not have any Mint Extract but thankfully I have lots of Essential Oils on hand! I used two drops of Peppermint Oil and two drops of Spearmint Oil.



I'm hoping to take the time this weekend to get some baking done. I try to bake something at least once a week it really makes me happy and it certainly helps to have something tasty in the house. I just have neve…