Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in PurpleStride. I wasn’t timed. I didn’t run. I dropped my competitive nature at the gate.
Instead, I joined my family on a walk through The Cleveland Metroparks zoo. We laughed, talked about John and all of the “god damn’s” we heard him say, and most of all, we showed that we love each other just by being there. By walking together and making sure Sophie had a good time – which is all John ever wanted.
Pancreatic cancer has recently surpassed breast cancer as a leading cancer-related cause of death; moving it from the fourth to the third in the U.S.
Every 13 minutes, someone will loose their life to pancreatic cancer. Only 8% of those diagnosed will live past 5 years.
Today’s #WarriorWednesday is dedicated to one of my favorite yoga poses: The Pigeon Pose or the Kapotasana, as it is called in Sanskrit.
#MeatlessMonday Lunch Tip
I don’t know about you, but I find it extremely difficult to get out of the house in the morning.
Between walking the dog, taming my hair from whatever Cleveland weather may throw at us and eating a filling breakfast, having time to pack a healthy lunch seems almost voodoo magic some days.
National Cancer Survivors Day
This morning myself as well as hundreds of Clevelanders gathered at Beachwood Place for the 16th Annual Race for the Place to benefit The Gathering Place in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day.
A lot of people have a hard time finding that whole “work/life” balance thing. My job is extremely flexible with time for flex hours and support towards a healthy balance of those. The challenge I face is finding a healthy balance between running/training and life. In May alone, cross-training not included, I completed 135 miles.
Completing the mileage is made possible by those around me who support my training. This blog is for them.
If it were easy, everyone would do it.
Thought of the day: Fuel your body so it can do awesome things.
I am always comparing how much I eat to other people. Ryan and I have a running joke that we eat way more than the average human.
For breakfast once, a friend of his had one single ego waffle. One. We were blown away.
However, I also forget to calculate in what I ask my body to do on a daily basis. I’m not fueling my body to be idle. I’m fueling my body to do 100 Burpees, to complete high intensity workouts and to run distances that will help me cross the finish line in Akron.
What do these two photos mean?
These race photos are almost one year apart.
So much has happened in this last year – mentally and physically.
Today the stars (and schedules) aligned for me and my workout crew from work to get together again for a Wednesday Workout.
We completed the above series in about 45 minutes.
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“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)”
I’m a day late with this week’s post and truthfully, it has everything to do with being dead tired after my 14-miler yesterday. Despite my exhaustion at the end of the day, yesterday renewed in me a feeling or purpose for why I am running.
26.2 miles to dedicate to a mother who dealt with my craziness for 22 years. I like to think she enjoyed each and every gray hair my siblings and I gave her during her time with us.