-Ralph Waldo Emerson I started my most recent European trip with purchasing my marathon ticket. That is when all the dominoes started to fall together. Countless hours followed either on the road, trails or the coffee shop lead me in the direction to Budapest, Hungary on October 15, 2017. I had my eyes focused on … More Life is a journey, not a destination.
The impromptu trip to Lake Como turned out to be one of the most beautiful and thrilling parts of my European trip. I had an idea of going but did not plan or organize the trip to get there and what to do once I was there. That was where the fun kicked in. I … More Off the Beaten Path
After my marathon in Hungary, I went right back into traveling around Europe. My next stop, Milan, Italy. I was swept away with the extravagant architecture such as the massive Gothic Cathedral and the Galleria Vittorio, a high-end shopping center in an ornate 1800’s arcade (if you’re like me and couldn’t picture what that could … More Cooldown in Milan, Italy
Planning to run a marathon takes time and heart. I gave myself three months to prepare for the 26.2 miles ahead of me. (I was starting with a baseline of 6 miles) It wasn’t the most glorious training. I often fell short of my running schedule and tried to make up for it in other … More First Marathon!
I was in London for five days and walked nearly a marathon. The city is perfect for your walking shoes. I had three full days of adventuring around, I saw beautiful architecture and was brought back to the past where fortresses once stood and kings and queens once ruled England. I stayed in the Wombats … More Lovely Walk through London
Only one week left till the big 26.2 miles and I’m getting prepared mentally and physically. Today was my last long distance run through my hometown. I ran a half marathon and I can say with confidence I finished feeling strong and motivated to tackle what’s ahead of me! I’m currently awaiting for my plane … More Traveling with a Purpose
Less than a month I will be accomplishing one of my life goals, running a marathon! Not only am I running 26.2 miles but I’m going to Budapest, Hungary. I studied abroad there four years ago and now it is my time to make a reappearance. I am working out the final details of my … More Final Count Down
I’ve always loved bike riding, just cruising around either heading to the beach or enjoying the summer breeze. However this summer I’m using it to help with my marathon training. It gives me an edge to my off days. The days I rest from running I’m hitting the road with my bike. It is low … More Cruising
I stepped up the smoothie game this summer by preparing my ingredients in zip lock baggies and putting them into gallon zip lock freezer bags. I found that I was wasting a lot of time pulling out all the ingredients I wanted and then having to put them all away. It actually started to deter … More A Smoothie Summer
If you were to count how many times you have told yourself to go for a run and you didn’t do it, would your number be high? I know mine can creep up at times. If you are in the same boat, I would love to encourage you and share a couple of tricks that have … More If your mind isn’t in it, you aren’t in it.