Picture Me Imperfect: What I never blogged about

What I never blogged about…  These truths sting to admit but I have always tried to keep this a place of authenticity.  Of accountability.  Of the real, hard scary monster being exposed.  But… I never told you about the cleanse pills that I would take in order to try to kickstart my weight loss because […]

Marathon Training Week 7, 8 & 9…In PCS Muck

I have not run in 3 weeks. It has been killing me to just have those lines through my training plan. The empties on my Garmin Connect. I had such thoughts of grandeur heading into this. I really thought that I’d just pack my fitness suitcase and still pull off 11, 12 & 13 mile […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Making plans

So many things are happening in life right now… the girls are leading up to their dance recital, two of them are enjoying baseball, we have been trying to sell our home, I have been working, my husband has been in college and the Marines Corps now wants to send us to Camp Pendleton. I […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Setting out for big things

Setting out for big things is scary. It’s the fear that pushes you to grow into the capabilities of mastering the feats ahead. This was how I felt about marathon #1. It was a monster of an obstacle. Plenty of times I believe I could not do it. I was never going to make it […]

My Journey: The One Less Traveled By

One of the hardest things to do for me is to talk about my weight loss.  It is very hard to explain why.  Yes, I have been very successful with it in the last six years’ time.  Yes, I am a personal trainer now trying to help people make the same journey.  That being said […]

Covering the distance

When I get into conversations with people about running, they still have that moment of eyes bulging out at the point when I say that I have done 2 ultramarathons.  Quickly it goes into the whole outward thought process of “I’m not an ultramarathoner in my head though because the distance destroyed me”, but tons […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: In the wake of a relapse.

Over the last couple month of 2017, I had given up. I admit it. I wish I could pinpoint what it was that did it, but I cannot. Life was as it normally was in our household. The only new stressors were the CPT test and my husband’s college studies. And since summer running with […]

Random Running Tips

Random Running Tips… Don’t fight the wind Wear good shoes that you were fitted for  (bigger and wider than normal shoes to compensate for swelling) Relax – stay loose during the run If you’re hungry, eat.  Don’t wait! Run against traffic Warm up then stretch There’s no such thing as junk miles Even if you […]

My Bucket List Races

My bucket list seems to be forever changing!  I think seeing some of the pretty medals or the awesome swag bags immediately add them.  This is purely an allover list of mine.  I have a local race list too but it is more to try each of the race events before we move again.  The one […]