Category «self help»

I am enough.

I subscribe to way too magazines that I never seem to have time to read. So, to make time, I either read on the porcelain thrown {yeah, yeah TMI} or in bed at night as I try to get sleepy. So two night ago, I was reading Fitness Magazine and I saw this right before …

Face to Face: The teacher who called me Precious.

I wasn’t ready to write this post. Not yet. I wasn’t ready for yesterday to happen. But it did. When the time came, I wanted it to play out just as it had in my head a million times over. But this chance meeting came and went, out of my hands and out of my …

A run is a run.

I’m not a mushy, weepy, emotional gal. There’s nothing wrong with being one, but it’s just not my general make up. Oh don’t get me wrong; I am a highly spirited, excited, fiery chick. But few things will get me to be all “boo-hoo“. The Steelers, my Mommy and this weight loss journey were the …

Destination Run: Georgetown & Potomac!

Thank you all so very much for the love you showed me in regards to the letter to my mother. In deciding to spend the anniversary differently this year, I actually had a very healthy day for my body AND mind. So much so, that I have started a new June 8th tradition–“Run Fast for …

A Letter to My Mother

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my mother’s death. I’m skipping the dedicated fitness/running/weight loss journey post to write a little letter to my Mommy. My heart is heavy today; no other subject will do. If you’ve lost your parent–especially your MOTHER–may you get something out of this, too. ****** June 8, 2012 Dear Mommy, …

Crying in the closet & Drinking Lululemonade.

How yinz doin’? I’m writing to you from outside Washington, DC, as I’m here for the week house/cat-sitting for my sister & her hubby. A paid {she offered, soooo why not?!} week free from work and responsibilities at home and a chance to see old friends, stay in a luxurious home, pretend to be a …

A sweaty affair, the {Running} Joneses, & my first vlog!

I’ve been having an affair. I can blame it on my RunKeeper app I just downloaded. I can blame it on having no more episodes of Murder, She Wrote to watch on Netflix. I can blame it on wanting to have better backgrounds in my post-workout pictures. Whatever I attribute it to, I have been …

My Epic FIRST Race Recap!

Wow. That pretty much sums up my trip home to Pittsburgh to run in my very first race, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon’s 5K. But since one-word posts don’t really make for interesting reading, I’ll elaborate. Oh, and I will totally blog about my trip home, as it was the most fabulous summer{ish} vacation …

What are you capable of today?

All righty. Let’s just get this weekend’s food transgressions out of the way, shall we? I’ll warn you–they are not “clean” eats! But they were hella, hella tasty. I started with a beer at Hooters on Friday night… …and of course had to get wings, because ummm, it’s Hooters. **I’ll skip the picture of Saturday …