6 Ways to Run Injury-Free

6 ways to run injury free

For the last 3.5 years, I have run injury-free....for the most part.  Sure, I have had aches and pains and soreness and there have even been times when I limped and hobbled and walking hurt for a day or two, BUT I *think* I have figured out what it takes to keep *me* running relatively … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-In + Time Management Challenge

Wednesday Check In With a Challenge

So it's Wednesday and the title of this post is *Check In*, not weigh in.  Now, you certainly may weigh in and tell us how it's going for you or if you are like me, you don't want to weigh in (for whatever reason and believe me, there are a myriad of reasons), but go ahead and tell us how you are … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Guide for the FIT DAD

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Looking for a Father's Day gift idea for the Fit Dad in your life?  Look no more!  We have some awesome recommendations to make your gift shopping easier.  My husband is a Fit Dad and would welcome any of the items on this list, although some more than others.  If you are still on the prowl for the … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

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We have a birthday in the Sisterhood house!  This writer is one of my dearest friends and a kick-butt runner.  Allow my to write one of those acrostic letter poems in honor of my friend, Lisa. L - Lovely.   Lisa is one of the most lovely people I know, inside and out.  See also: beautiful, kind, … [Read more...]

Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits

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Image Source: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series If you never step out of your comfort zone, then how will you ever know how bad ass you truly could be?  How would you know what your body is capable of? How would you know that you can achieve what you once thought you couldn't? If we do the same … [Read more...]

Marathoner in Training

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So this is happening....after running for 4.5 years, I have finally committed to training for a FULL marathon.  I can't quite figure out how I feel about this.  I should be feeling excited and I when I registered for the race, which happened to be right after I finished half marathon #8.  I was … [Read more...]

True Confessions- It’s Getting Real In Here

I feel the need to get some things off my chest, true confession style. It's not going to be pretty but hopefully by the end of this post, I can wrap it up nicely. I am over-committed.  I know this but it's starting to be a real problem.  I will finish out my commitments for this school year and … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

oIt's Tuesday and time for another round of Toot Your Horn! However, I thought I would change it up a bit and combine this with a few true confessions of my own. It looks like this.... 1.  True Confession- I didn't run much last week.  In fact, I didn't do much in the way of exercise from … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned At My Last Race

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Over the last four years, I have run multiple 5k's, 10k's and half marathons.  Here are a few observations I made during my last race, a Turkey Trot 5 Miler! If your race happens to include hills, it really helps to train on hills. Sometimes you have to stop thinking so much and just … [Read more...]

New Balance v1400 Racing Flats Review

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See this pretty running shoe? And this one too? They are the same shoe- the New Balance v1400 Racing Flat- and I am in love with it. Period, the end.  That's all I have to say about this shoe review- I love it. How's that for details? Actually, when asked to review this a racing flat, I … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

It's been over a month since we tooted our horns- I think we are overdue, don't you?  Personally, I know it's much easier to confess the *bad* but sometimes, we to shout the good, you know what I mean?  Also, I have some very good stuff to toot! 1.  Since August 5th, I have lost 22 lbs.  Yes, 22 … [Read more...]

That Was Then, This Is Now

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I started writing for Shrinking Jeans in January 2009.  I am quickly approaching my 4 5 year anniversary with this lovely group.  I thought it might be fun to play *that was then, this is now*! 2009:  I weighed 188 lbs 2013: I weigh 163.4 lbs 2009:  I had a 4 month old, 2.5 year old and 5 … [Read more...]

Strength Training- What It Is and Why You Should Be Doing It!

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The first time I added strength training into my fitness routine was 5 months after the birth of baby #2.  I had a 3 yr old and a 5 month old, I was chunky, and TIRED. I hated the way I looked and I was determined to do something about it.  I joined a gym, shelled out some mega bucks for a personal … [Read more...]

Sweaty Bands Review + Giveaway {Closed}

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Winner Winner! Lauren S- check your email for details. Thanks to all who *played*! I sweat..... a lot.  Also, I have a lot of hair.  So finding a hair band that is heavy duty enough to do the trick of keeping my hair back as I exercise or go for a run can be tricky. Enter Sweaty Bands. This is … [Read more...]

Spring Clean You Challenge: Week 2 Check-In

Week 2 of the Spring Clean You Challenge is over and out already! How did you do? Are you planning your *work* and working your *plan*? Are you finding certain areas of Spring Cleaning more challenging than others? MINI-CHALLENGE Last week, the weekly mini challenge was to try and get 7 hours of … [Read more...]