When You’re Just Burnt Out

When You're Just Burnt Out

Let me set the scene...you've been running for a few years, you have a bunch of races under your fuel belt, you have a couple more races on the not-so-distant horizon...BUT...you don't want to run. You're tired. You're bored. You're burnt out. I'm going to admit something to you.  This … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In


*In my best Robin Williams* Goooood morninggggg, Shrinkers! Do you know what day it is? It's hump daaaay! Oh wait - that's if you're a camel.  Silly me.  Today is Wednesday check in day here at the Sisterhood.  So, before you get all crazy with breakfast and kids and work and whatnot, get thee to … [Read more...]

True Confessions

True Confession Tuesday #shrinkingjeans

It's Tuesday and time for some True Confessions! I hope that you have been treating yourself well and don't have any health and fitness-related confessions to make, but if that's not the case, please join in down in the comments section, where we will get all these things off our chest and have a … [Read more...]

Save Your Skin: Winter Skin Care Tips (Sponsored)

crane humidifier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We are just rolling into the last bit of winter and confession time…my skin is suffering. I know I’m not the only one who gets super dry during the winter. It’s … [Read more...]

What to Eat Before Running

What to eat before running

One question I often receive over and over again on our Run with the Sisterhood Facebook page and in our Couch to 5k Group is "What should I eat before I run?"  It seems we all know that food is fuel for a runner, but what, when and how much is often the question. For many runners, what to eat … [Read more...]

Marathon Honesty


I ran my first marathon on Sunday.  Forever ago I had decided the goal of this race would be to finish. There would be no time goal, especially since it was my first time to do this distance.  Especially after my long training runs became slower and slower. Given the length of time of my training … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-in


Good morning fellow shrinkers! It's Wednesday so that means it is time to hop on the scale, check-in and see how all your hard work is showing up on the scales! I like to weigh myself first thing on Wednesday morning before I eat or drink anything, after using the bathroom! It's a fresh new day and … [Read more...]

Are Abs Made In The Kitchen?

Are abs made in the kitchen

Have you ever heard the phrase "Abs are made in the kitchen," or that getting fit and healthy is "80 percent diet and 20 percent gym?" According to a recent article in the Washington Post, studies show that a foods-as-reward dynamic is often a culprit of weight-loss efforts. According to a study … [Read more...]

26.2 Miles of Gratitude


The last two months of training have been difficult- physically and mentally.  The miles have taken their toll on me and I drudged through my training runs. I felt as if I had lost my love for running- it had become a chore.  One set of thoughts that would lift my spirits was thinking of all the … [Read more...]

Hill Training: is it really necessary?

Hill Training (1)

I think one of my favorite race signs came during a particularly nasty hill.  The sign read, "It's just a hill, get over it!"  I've also seen this on a shirt and I'm pretty sure I need it. I won't lie - I'm not a huge fan of hilly runs.  I live in an area that's mostly flat but I can find some … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Saying Goodbye


The past year leading up to turning 60 has been an amazing journey of discovery and learning. I've learned that it is okay to think about myself and take care of myself. I've learned that in that process, you sometimes have to make some hard decisions. I've learned that if it feels right, it … [Read more...]

Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life

Positive thinking in a negative world can be very challenging, but there is evidence all around us that shows us that being an optimist instead of a pessimist can be life changing. If you are following along with the 52 Small Changes challenge that we are having this year, you saw some of the … [Read more...]

Skin Care Products, Cosmetics, And Your Health

Is your skin care good for you?

If you've been with The Sisterhood for a while, you know that we're pretty big sticklers on what we put in our bodies - in moderation, of course. Hellooooooo weekend wine (or delicious treat of your choice). But what about what we put on the outside of our bodies? According to the Environmental … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn: What Are You Proud Of?

toot your horn: what are you proud of this week?

It's Tuesday and time to toot your horn! In case you are new around these parts and have not a clue what I mean when I say "toot your horn" let me take a minute to explain myself! We are here to encourage you and help you in your health and fitness journey and one way we do that is by letting you … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Finding Me


Re-posted from July 2013. Every year on New Year's Eve, I sit down and I set some goals for myself. I refuse to make what everyone else calls resolutions. I have had too many years where I have failed at those rotten things and then felt horrible about myself because of it. This year, I set a … [Read more...]