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Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits
[ 4 ] 04/06/2014

Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits

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 […]

Marathoner in Training
[ 4 ] 03/07/2014

Marathoner in Training

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 feeling great about […]

True Confessions- It's Getting Real In Here
[ 7 ] 02/11/2014

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 […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 4 ] 01/28/2014

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 […]

10 Things I Learned At My Last Race
[ 1 ] 11/30/2013

10 Things I Learned At My Last Race

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 run. […]

New Balance v1400 Racing Flats Review
[ 1 ] 11/26/2013

New Balance v1400 Racing Flats Review

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 […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!
[ 4 ] 11/05/2013

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 […]

That Was Then, This Is Now
[ 4 ] 10/19/2013

That Was Then, This Is Now

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 […]

Strength Training- What It Is and Why You Should Be Doing It!
[ 6 ] 09/21/2013

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

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, […]

Sweaty Bands Review + Giveaway {Closed}
[ 70 ] 08/15/2013

Sweaty Bands Review + Giveaway {Closed}

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. […]

Spring Clean You Challenge: Week 2 Check-In
[ 13 ] 03/27/2013

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 sleep a […]

Couch to 5K Check-In #5
[ 10 ] 02/03/2013

Couch to 5K Check-In #5

WEEK 6!  Yes, we are on week 6 of Couch to 5k. I wonder how many of you are still around.  It’s gotten so quiet around here of late.  There a few regulars that I see check in here or on Facebook but not as many as the initial *Who wants to join us for […]

Couch to 5K Check In #3
[ 12 ] 01/20/2013

Couch to 5K Check In #3

  You have made it week 4! Can you believe it?  I am so proud of you.  However, have you taken a look at Week 4?  Go ahead and scroll down, take a look…… Week 1- Days 1, 2 and 3 Brisk warm-up walk of five minutes. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of […]

Couch to 5K Check-In #2
[ 14 ] 01/13/2013

Couch to 5K Check-In #2

Well, well, well. You have made it to week 3 of the Couch to 5K training program.  Can I get a woot woot!  Do you have the discipline and commitment to stick with it through this week? Week 1- Days 1, 2 and 3 Brisk warm-up walk of five minutes. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and […]

Couch to 5K Check-In #1
[ 51 ] 01/06/2013

Couch to 5K Check-In #1

Well, well, well, I am completely blown away by the response to our Couch to 5K Virtual Program, but now I have to ask- how did week 1 go for you? Was it harder, easier or exactly what you thought it would be?  Are you ready to continue into Week 2?  Do you have a […]