2016: A Year in Review

Another year another re-wind!  This year was full of firsts and most of them travel related.  All in all it was a great year, let’s kick it back all the way to January! January:  Our first trip to London!!!  It was cold but it was fun.  We saw all the highlights but my favorite was…

Weekly Workout 12/20-26

Santa’s coming!!!  Santa’s coming!!!  Oh my gosh I know him!!!  A little elf humor for you.  Its Christmas week and Christmas is on a Sunday so it threw my schedule off a little but its ok I worked for those Christmas calories! Tuesday:  600 meter pick-ups today.  It wasn’t the best form but I got…

Merry Early Christmas!

I know Christmas isnt until Sunday but I will be in full cooking mode and wont have a chance to write a post.  Keeping it short and sweet today because I know you are very  busy people. I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you have…

Weekly Workouts 12/13-19

Its getting closer to marathon day!  Sorry I keep saying it so much but since its my first I really just cant help it.  Traveling again this week and the treadmill and I formed a relationship that I cant wait to break up with. Tuesday:  4.7 miles with 6x20second pick ups thrown in for good…

How to Host A Major Holiday and Not Lose Your Mind

The past few years I’ve hosted most major holidays at our house and while I wont trade that for anything it can be stressful.  Over time I have come up with a few crazy-saving strategies to make cooking for a crowd much easier.  I know not everyone can get together for the holidays but these…

Vacation Planning 101

Hello and welcome to Vacation Planning 101, here is your syllabus.   Haha, sorry I couldn’t help myself.  But seriously, vacation planning is an important part of any successful trip.  I see you back there “fly by the seat of your pants” people, I see you and I ignore you. I’ve mentioned this before for…

Workout Recap 12/6-12

Its finally getting cold outside and finally I’m not sweating my booty off!  I forget how nice it is to run in this weather because the summers are so horrible!  Lets talk about my “rest” week this week. Tuesday:  5 easy miles today.  This is what I mean by I forget about the good weather….

Foam Rolling Techniques That Have Saved My Legs

Let me start by saying that I am not a licensed physical therapist.  I don’t have training on muscles and how they work.  These poses and comments are what have worked for me and my training.  I have included a link to RunnersWorld where you can see videos of these stretches from a professional.  As…

Perks of Southern Winter Running

I don’t think you can really say we have winter in the South.  It rarely gets below 20 degrees and if that does happen its only for a few hours.  I see meme’s all the time about how horrible it is to run in the winter and it got me thinking.  Running in the winter…

Workout Recap 11/29-12/5

Back to training on treadmills this week and upping the mileage for another week!  Can someone please come keep me company on my long runs? Tuesday:  The mexican food we had for lunch yesterday was making its presence known this morning so I slept some more and let things settle.  Luckily we finished with our…

Why hiring a photographer in Paris was the best decision I made

If you have been following along my Paris travel journey you may have noticed there are some pretty awesome photos of me and Joe.  How did we get such gorgeous photos of the two of us?  Simple, we hired a professional photographer! You may be wondering why I decided to hire someone and its kinda…