Life

Dear 26: I Promise to Stop Breaking Promises

I thought making a list of 26 things I want to accomplish this year would be a great way to celebrate my birthday. And then I realized, wow that’s going to be a really long blog post. No one is going to read that. Well, except maybe my dad. And if you are reading this… hi, dad. I still have…

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Medal Monday

Medal Monday: The Coldest Race of My Life

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Medal Monday post, so I wanted to apologize for my inconsistent posting schedule lately. I’ve been pretty busy since graduating college last month. I moved back to Florida permanently, bought my first car (2013 VW Beetle light blue!), had a couple mental breakdowns during my never ending job search, and questioned…

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running

5 Reasons Why Runners Forget Their Sunscreen

Your water bottle is filled to the brim with ice cold water. Running shoes are laced up and ready to go. The playlist that always pushes you through that last mile is updated and waiting to be played Your watch is charged and strapped onto your wrist, ready to track the run you’re about to embark on. Stepping outside you…

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Life

17 of the Biggest Lessons I Learned In College

Yesterday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s in Communication/Public Relations. I can’t believe I can FINALLY say that! Nothing I’ve ever experienced has topped what I felt hearing my name called and walking across the stage.  This achievement is not one that came easily. It took six years of…

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Medal Monday

Medal Monday: Iron Girl Half Marathon

Woo-hoo, another Medal Monday! This one’s going to be a good one because we’re getting into the half marathon medals, which are usually bigger and cooler. My first half marathon was the Iron Girl Half Marathon in Clearwater, Florida. there were palm trees everywhere and everything was pink. I was thriving. The story behind this one is really personal and…

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running

The Secret to Getting Started

When people think about running, or just exercising in general, they think there’s some crazy and complicated formula behind getting started (myself included), mostly because they don’t know how to begin. They don’t want to start until they feel like they know what they’re doing. More often than not, that’s the reason why people quit before they even get started. But…

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5 Life Changing Lessons Running Teaches Us

When I started running two years ago, I thought I was just going to literally put one foot in front of the other until I finished my run and that would be it. I wasn’t in any way prepared for the lessons I would learn through all of those miles. Running has been an incredible teacher to me. I’ve learned…

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Medal Monday

Medal Monday: Gasparilla

My favorite day of the week! Medal Monday. One of the best parts about running a half marathon, or any race in general, is the medal you get after crossing the finish line. The symbol of all your hard work, determination and the endless miles you’ve put in. I spend a significant amount of time on Monday’s scrolling through the…

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