My FAVORITE books from 2018!

One piece of personal progress I made last year was that I started to read quite a bit more. I have always loved reading, but I just felt really burned out after graduate school and had lost the habit of reading as much as I had in the past. Last year, that changed. It especially changed after I quit facebook and suddenly found more time to spend on a chapter here and there- and a chapter here and there really adds up! So without further ado, here are my top 12 books from 2018. Continue reading

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January Wrap Up and February Goals

The first month of the year is almost over, and I can’t decide whether it flew by or felt like the longest month ever… anyone else feel that way? Anyway, here’s a re-cap of how my January goals went and what’s on the tending list for February. OH, and if you want to jump on the Powersheets train… you can get them HERE (they are almost sold out of the yearly planners and those will definitely be gone by the next time I post a┬ámonthly goals post so now is the time!) Continue reading

Favorite Running Mantras (that are also pretty good Life Mantras)

Sometimes I need a little extra push or motivation when I’m running. And I need it to be something simple enough that I can keep it in my head while doing something physically daunting like running. Here are a few that I’ve been using this past year, and some ways they are useful for other things in life for those of you who were thinking of skipping this entry because running sounds horrible to you (I can’t blame you. I used to be you. I still am you some days…) Continue reading

Running is a mental game… but not JUST a mental game…

Can I confess something? This past year isn’t the first time I’ve tried running. I’ve been a failed athlete several times in the past and I told myself I would just never, ever be good at running. Continue reading