• 5 Running Essentials

    This 50 degree weather has been giving me major spring fever! I know this isn’t good to think considering it’s STILL February… but hey, a girl can dream right? One of the many things I get excited about when the weather gets warmer is running outside (no surprise there). As I’ve started to run outside again, I’ve realized that there are some running essentials that help make my run the best it can be. These essentials all help me in their individual ways. Jersey Tank – I always wear jersey tanks when I go for a run. I never really like wearing shirts with sleeves when I run, so I always go…

  • January Update

    Happy Saturday, everyday! I am back in the groove of graduate school, and my schedule is all sorts of busy. But, I love it. However, I don’t love that I don’t get to blog as much, which is why I am writing today! Once I get into the swing of things, I’ll be able to blog more each week. I’m hoping to blog about 2-3 times a week by next month (woohoo). Today, I wanted to briefly fill you in on what I have been up to this January by sharing a few photos with you all. A few more things…   This month for my book of the month, I received Lillian Boxfish Takes…

  • Half Marathon Training For Beginners

    Hello, my friends! A few people have asked me what my training schedule looked like for my half marathon (especially since it was my first big race). My training schedule was very untraditional but I did have a little routine that helped me prepare for the race. I signed up for my half on June 19 and race day was September 25. So, I knew I had enough time to start training (and I knew once I signed up I was committed). At this point, I had only been running about 1 -2 miles a week. I casually (no pun intended) ran here and there, didn’t stick to a schedule and didn’t…

  • 5 Ways To Have A Better Day

    It’s a good day to have a good day, right? Sometimes, it’s hard to have a good day. Whether it’s a hectic schedule, a gloomy day or just overall stress, it can be hard to find that ray of sunshine. However, I have come up with 5 ways that can help you have a better day. 1. Do something for someone As Audrey Hepburn said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” This couldn’t be more accurate. Doing something for someone else will not only fill your heart with joy, it will fill their day with love. It…

  • Training Your Mind

    Training my mind is something I have been working on. I have a tendency to overthink situations and many times, create scenarios in my head that aren’t even true. This leads to negative outcomes, such as worrying and being stressed about situations that I don’t need to be stressed about to begin with. Therefore, it’s critical to train your mind to stop overthinking and start thinking positively. I’m a very positive person. I always look on the bright side of situations, look for the best in people and enjoy the simple things in life. However, I let overthinking get to me sometimes. The good news about that is that it can be…

  • 5 Ways to Balance Your Day

    I recently graduated college and began working part time at a marketing agency. I start graduate school in August, and I know my schedule will be very up and down. Night classes, work, projects and whatever else comes my way! Working part time, I have learned heathy and successful ways to balance my schedule that help fill me with positive energy and motivation. 1. Make time for a run or walk Even if I’m exhausted after a long day of work or groggy when I wake up, I make time  for a run or a walk. Some days, I don’t run very far at all. But that’s not the point! Getting active…