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Oh my goodness! We’ve made it! A whole year of one healthy habit per month… ONE GOAL, that SEEMS POSSIBLE in order to succeed in making changes that last. Here they all are: #1 – Drink Water #2 – Exercise  #3 – Sleep  #4 – Eat Real Food (and Less Sugar)  #5 – Enjoy Leisurely Walks #6 – Eat Slowly. Stop at Satisfied. […]

Do One Thing (DOT) #12: Meditate


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As many of you know, we are dealing with the tragic loss of my husband’s best friend, so I’m laying low on social media this week. But I know the world keeps spinning for everyone else, and Advent is almost here! So – here’s a repost of my announcement from last year’s inaugural “Active Advent” […]

Active Advent 2015


Some Things to Consider for Race Day When I was coaching my little FINS (Fitness, Image, Nutrition, Self-Esteem) Running club for 3rd-6th grade girls, Race Day was such a big deal because it was the first race for most of them. If you’ve never experience a race day event, I’m going to try and prepare you […]

Common Questions about Logistics for Race Days




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Food and Water Before and After Running Fuel So to continue this series on running, here’s a very common question. What do I eat and when? Unfortunately there aren’t any hard and fast answers to this… It’s all a very unique experience, so you’re going to have to go the trial and error route. If […]

What Should I Eat Before I Run? (and that moment ...


Only one more to go! We’re working through one healthy habit per month… ONE GOAL, that SEEMS POSSIBLE in order to succeed in making changes that last. To review… #1 – Drink Water #2 – Exercise  #3 – Sleep  #4 – Eat Real Food (and Less Sugar)  #5 – Enjoy Leisurely Walks #6 – Eat Slowly. Stop at Satisfied. #7 – Focus on Strength […]

Do One Thing (DOT) #11: STRETCH



So after a week of controversy, disappointment and some unfortunate news, our weekend road trip to Asheville couldn’t have come at a better time! If you ever get the chance to go to the Grove Park Inn, do not miss it! (Yes, I know it is RIDICULOUSLY expensive, but it is such an amazing experience with […]

(An Announcement) and the Benefits of Coconut Oil


So I had planned on writing some helpful, informative post on the nutritional aspects of coconut oil, or the benefits of lemon water… but I think I’m going to have to be a bit selfish here and sort through some personal thoughts.  (which may mean lots of ellipses and parenthetical thoughts – I’ll apologize in […]

Peace, Purpose, and Periscope


Running Gear Clothes, Shoes, Gadgets and More I’m not going to pretend I’m an expert here. My workout wardrobe is straight from Kohls, Target, and TJMaxx. If you want some sophisticated advice on running gear, check out a specialty running store (like Fleet Feet in Winston-Salem). They’ll be more than happy to sell you a […]

My Top Tips on Running Gear