Losing Hope

Even though I just posted a blog post on 5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Running Injury, the truth is that I have really been struggling these past couple of weeks with the fact I haven't been able to run. I want nothing more than to be able to wake up in the quiet, early hours of the day, pull my running clothes on as everyone else in the house is still sleeping, and pound the pavement as the…

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Running Injury

It has been nearly 3 months since my hip flexor started bothering me, and while it hasn't been fun to deal with this injury, I am doing my best to distract myself with other things and not get too down about the situation. I am the queen of finding things to do, so the time I would have spent running has been filled with all sorts of other things: cooking/baking, hiking, adventures with Cullen, traveling to Minnesota, and working on…

Fall Favorites – 2016

It is definitely fall here, there's no doubt about that. The other day it was 37* F when I woke up! The colors are changing on the trees, the mornings are cool and crisp, and there's darkness when I go to bed! I've always liked fall. From my childhood days, fall reminds me of cross country meets, harvest on the farm, jumping in leaves, and marching band practice. The only thing I don't like about fall is the season that…