September Simplicity

It’s September 1 and fall can’t be far away – though Mother Nature is once again thumbing her nose at the calendar with the return of heat and humidity this week. No matter, September signals the start of my favorite time of the year and I’m ready to embrace it!

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My September goals are really quite simple:

– consistently run 3 -4 days a week with 2 days strength work

– return to double digit long runs

– wrap-up my physical therapy sessions

– let go of the stress

Yeah that last one is the key. I admitted in my runfessions that my running is stressing me out. And, when I stopped to think about that, it is insane to me that something that usually is a stress-reliever for me is turning into the complete opposite.

Time to let it go – the days are going to count down towards my next race whether I stress about it or not, right? So why waste the energy…and why let it take the joy out of running?

So I’m keeping it simple in September.

What are your goals for the month? Does your running ever stress you out?


August Runfessions

I've missed the past couple of Runfession Fridays, but I'm happy to be linking up with Marcia today! Time to cleanse my sweaty soul. Who's in? Runfession #1 -- My running is stressing me out! While I am thrilled to be running again, both my … [Continue reading]

Lovin’/Not Lovin’ – Summer Edition

Brooks hat

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Thursday Thoughts – Summer Mode

Source: Trip Advisor

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Thursday Thoughts v6

Danielle Chips

Nope, I have not dropped off the face of the earth...I have been knee-deep in prepping for two major events for my job this weekend. My schedule lately has left me with many thoughts circulating in my head but nothing cohesive. So much randomness, so … [Continue reading]

86 days…. 2015-08-04 17-01-43

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August Ultimate Coffee Date


  Hello August! We are flying through the summer! And, while I'm over the heat & humidity combo - especially after this morning's run/slog, I am looking forward to soaking up all I can of these last couple of weeks! I'm starting … [Continue reading]

Journal Menu Review & Giveaway


Journal Menu provided me with a Running Journal in exchange for a product review.  As always, all opinions are my own.  I've shared here many times that I am a bit a planner obsessed - using my planner is a key part of my morning routine, helping … [Continue reading]

Alternative treatments help keep me running


I'm linking up once again with Erika, April & Patty for Tuesdays on the Run. This week's topic is one that I have always found really interesting - alternative treatments for running injury/injury prevention. Over the past couple of years, I … [Continue reading]

My Mom the Runner

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I recently saw this fun questionnaire on both Angela's and Sue's  blogs giving a kid's perspective on life with a mother runner. I thought it would be fun to play along and luckily my youngest son was game (Son #1 continues to enjoy life at … [Continue reading]