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2017: You Were a Good One

Happy New Year!

I'm still alive! I know I've been M.I.A these last couple of months but I haven't felt like I've had much to share and truth be told, I've been busy focusing on building my coaching business and working on a bit of side hustle as well (more on that down the road). I've been spending more time on Instagram, telling snippets of stories there. But I will come back to blogging in 2018.

Better than Expected: 2015 Year In Review

How is it almost the end of the year already? This year absolutely FLEW by. To be honest I'm happy to see the end of this year. It wasn't awesome, but it wasn't horrible either - It was just kinda "meh". It wasn't a HECK YEAH kind of year like some of my previous years (2013 in particular) I did get to race a fair bit this year but I never raced at 100%. There was always some kind of niggle or...

#Mingsanity, Boston, A European Adventure & A Few Surprises: A 2014 Highlight Reel

Here we are folks, the last month of the year. The end of the year is always a time for reflection for me as I'm sure it is for most people. Did it meet all your expectations? What were the highlights? The low points? The last few years I've written my year end recap with excitement and high expectations for the following year. This year I can safely say, I'm not writing from that place. For once...

Lucky 2013: The Year in Review

If you had told me in January that I was going to podium in every race I did in 2013, except one, I would have said you were nuts.  Yes, I had high hopes for this year, especially after the end of 2012, and it did not disappoint. I took my newly improved psyche / mental game and ran with it (literally!). I upped the ante this year and signed up for the 13 in 2013 challenge to keep me motivated and...

Running the Numbers at B&BT

I normally wait until the end of the year to do my recap, and I will probably still do so,  but I have been inspired by a post that Ty at Seeking Boston Marathon wrote, to do something a little different in the meantime. If you read his post, you'll see that it doesn't just focus on all things running, which I thought was pretty entertaining and refreshing because running is more than just miles...

Tell me about your 2012!

Amanda over at Miss Zippy took some time to reflect on her year of racing and wanted to hear from her readers about their experiences this year.  She posted a great set of questions. I always take the time at the end of the year to reflect on everything but it's never this succinct. I've taken some time to think about my answers so without further adieu, here are the questions, along with my...