My First Half Marathon – The Estes Park Marathon

My First Half Marathon - The Estes Park Marathon : So Very Blessed

The morning of the race was surreal. I hadn’t slept well the night before, but I woke up at 5:30am, Body Glided and bandaided my blister-prone feet, pulled on my racing clothes, choked down half of a Nature Valley Salted Caramel Nut Protein Bar, checked out of my hotel, and headed to the race at…

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My First Half Marathon is Tomorrow

I’m Running My First Half Marathon Tomorrow : So Very Blessed

**This was written last night, but I didn’t have internet access, so I couldn’t post it until today. Race recap coming soon!* I am running my first half marathon tomorrow morning and I just want to remember this moment. This moment full of nerves, excitement, fear, and trepidation. I’ve been training for this for the…

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That Time I Was Charged By A Moose

That Time I Was Charged By A Moose : So Very Blessed

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved moose (pssst…I’m the girl!). Some people choose to love dogs for their sweetness, bunnies for their cuteness, or frogs for their greenness. There was no reason or logic behind her particular fondness of the long-legged majestic creature, but nonetheless, the moose was her chosen favorite…

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My Little Slice of Heaven

: So Very Blessed

Last weekend, Boots and I made the 15-hour trek to Colorado (just barely surviving a crazy hailstorm along the way. My poor car. And dog.) last weekend and are now basking in our little slice of heaven. My mom had my room made up and ready for us, complete with my childhood laundry basket (I…

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Use Two Hands

Use Two Hands : So Very Blessed

Happy National Donut Day! Is it a coincidence that both National Running Day and National Donut Day fall on the same week? I think not. Both obviously called for celebration. It is no secret that I love donuts. I truly can’t remember ever eating a donut that I didn’t like, but my top 3 favorite…

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A National Running Day Love Letter

6 Ways Running Heals Heartache : So Very Blessed

Dear Running, I used to hate your guts. My heart used to drop at the very mention of your name. The very thought of you made me shudder and want to hide in the depths of my closet. You were forced upon me from an early age and you set expectations that I just couldn’t…

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I’m Gonna Soak Up the Sun

I'm Gonna Soak Up the Sun : So Very Blessed

I spent the last week in Carlsbad, California with some wonderful friends, which was the most perfect way to kick off summer vacation. The Beach Sand, sun, and so many smiles! We were afraid we weren’t going to see much of the sun since every morning we were there, it was quite cloudy. I happened…

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Memorable Moments of the Week

Memorable Moments This Week : So Very Blessed

I caught a cold last week and when I got home from work, the only thing that sounded remotely good to me was hot chocolate with marshmallows. So, I pulled out my moose mug, brewed some hot chocolate in my Keurig, and opened my cabinets to reveal a heartbreakingly marshmallow-less shelf. *gasp* A few hours…

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The Pursuit of New Dreams – Health Coach Edition

The Pursuit of New Dreams - Health Coach Edition: So Very Blessed

I love my life right now. I have Skype and phone dates regularly with my family. I talk and text and spend time with friends all the time. I sing on my church’s worship team. I have the best dog in the world. I run. I try new things (like harvesting garlic) and am always…

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