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Cowtown Half Recap!

On Sunday, February 24, 2013 I ran my first official Half Marathon! 
Before the race started, I met up with these fellow MRTT ladies!  Pic from How My World Runs
It was freezing cold (yes 33 degrees is freezing to this Texan! haha) and I was hoping it wouldn't warm up too much because I run so much better in the cold. I ended up wearing my jacket the whole time and was completely comfortable! We had a wind advisory in affect and I think the wind made it even cooler. This was also my first time to run with my new haircut and with my hair down! Didn't bother me at all! Short hair for the win! :)
I was in the very last Corral to start. Yes, I know I'm slow. Get Over it!<---Saw that saying on several shirts throughout the race!  Looks like I need one! haha :)

I had to post this pic, because I have no idea what I was doing, nor remember even taking it! Haha!
About 20 min before the race, I headed to the porta potty's. Yeah, I should have gotten there at least 20 min pri…
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Starting over with something new.

Way back in 2012 I started running...for reals...
I ran my first Virtual Half Marathon in June and then in the Fall, I started meeting up with a Moms RUN This Town friend 3-4 days a week to walk/run 3-4 miles with our kiddos in the stroller. We started training for the Cowtown Half Marathon and I started dropping weight. By December, I had lost 35 lbs (this was total since having Sophie, not just in 2-3 months) and I looked the best I had looked in a very long while. Then I ran the Cowtown Half in February of 2013, hurt my hip, stopped running, walked the Dallas Rock N Roll Half a month later and then stopped running for good until August of 2013. I then started trying to pick it up a bit here and there while also participating in Stroller Strides. 
The thing is...I started gaining weight once I stopped running. Didn't matter if I was doing stroller strides. I just kept getting bigger. First it was just 10 lbs. I kept it at that 10 lb weight gain from August until January of 2014…

Happy 4th Birthday Blog! :)

So blogging.... Obviously I've had some trouble with it...

July 22nd marks 4 years that I've had my blog... FOUR YEARS! I know I haven't written on  daily, weekly, or even monthly basis sometimes, but I have shared quite a lot!
I shared how I started running...4 years ago... I shared how I stopped running because I had a miscarriage... Then started back running after the miscarriage... When I ran for 20 minutes straight for the first time ever!... When we announced we were moving to Fort Worth... The first time I ran/walked a 10K on 10-10-10... When we announced we were pregnant :)... When we announced it was a girl... Our doggy's 5th Birthday and ultrasound pictures... And when the Princess arrived... Our first walk together... When our puppies passed away...My very first 5K! :)... My very first Mothers Day as a Mother Runner!... My 1st National Running Day and my 100th Post!... My very 1st Virtual Half Marathon!... When my Grandma passed away... When I got my BOB Jo…

Train Dirty Fitness Ambassador! :)

I just realized that I never shared on my blog when I became a  Train Dirty Fitness Ambassador!  That has become one of the most amazing things in my life! They are an amazing group of inspiring ladies and I can't believe I was chosen to be a part of it! I was chosen back in November and if you follow me on Facebook, you have seen me post my #PinkWednesday posts!
They are because of Train Dirty Fitness leader, Crystal!

She had a thought that women should boost each other up! Not tear each other down! It's all about positivity and showing women that they are Good Enough as they are! No matter what size or shape!

I love this concept and hope that all of you will join me in posting a pink picture and/or wear something Pink every wednesday!
Don't be the Mean Girls, be an Awesome One instead!
Spread the Love!
Use the hashtags #PinkWednesday and #LeadWithLove!








Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon Recap!

Warning: Long post ahead!I want to remember it all, so I wrote a lot of details! :) This past Sunday, April 27, 2014, I ran my 3rd half! It's been a year since I ran the distance, and my body could tell!  My friend, Becky, and I started the weekend off by driving up to Oklahoma with our daughters. It was only a 3 hour drive, but my child refused to nap until we were almost there, so that made for a long...loud...trip! We all survived and made it to the Expo to pick up our race packets! Apparently, some sort of Art festival was also going on right next door to the expo, so parking was a nightmare. We picked up our packets, walked a bit around the expo, didn't find anything we had to have, and then left! We stopped at the Art Festival and let the kids have some sweet treats and sat next to the water, where it was nice and pretty. :)
We then went to the hotel and checked in! It was such a nice place! I had a gorgeous view from my room! :)
The picture doesn't do it justice!  W…

Life Update! :)

Hello Again! I've been working for over a month now and I'm really enjoying the job! I have been sick with one thing or another most of the time. I've heard it come with the job! When you work with kids (especially as the school nurse who sees ALL of the sick kids!) you are bound to catch everything until your immune system builds up!  It's definitely come with some family adjustments, but I think my hubby and daughter have both started to adjust well! My daughter is staying with her Aunt 3 days a week and I'm pretty sure she loves it! My niece is almost 10 months old and she loves playing with her! 
I've actually been doing really great on my Iron Bombshell workouts!! I am LOVING them actually! I'm on week 5 and I can feel myself getting stronger! I'm up to squatting with 50 lbs on my back! I love me some squats! :)

I started Half Marathon training again this past Thursday! It's for the Oklahoma City Half in April! :) I'm hoping I can get some…

2014 = *Strong*

Last year, my word for the year was *Joy*. 

I tried to be Joyful of and in everything. I know I didn't succeed as much as I would have liked, but that's ok! My goal was to strive to be Joyful! And I'm pretty sure I at least accomplished that! 
This year I've decided my word will be *STRONG*! :)

I want to become stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually! 
I am already planning on doing the Iron Bombshell Program starting on Monday, which will hopefully make me stronger physically!
I will also be starting my running training back up and just doing my own plan of trying to increase my mileage each week! I have a few races in mind and need to become Half ready ASAP! :) 
I will have to become Strong to leave my child on a daily basis to go to a new job! I will start a job as a school nurse this month! I am really excited about this new adventure! 
I will also have to be Strong to get my workouts in BEFORE I go to work each morning! Like, I'll need to wake up at 5 …

2013 is almost over...

I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas and that 2013 is almost over...
This year did NOT turn out how I expected it to in the fitness/weight loss department.
I just knew that if I kept up all of this running and these workouts that the weight would finally melt off of me and I would finally be down at least a size or 2 and have something to show for it.
Instead, I'm 12lbs heavier, running less (for various reasons), and still refuse to buy new clothes, because I just know that eventually I will lose this weight.
I want to say that 2014 will be the year! I will run more! Lift more weights! Eat less of whatever it is that is keeping me from losing weight...
But I'm afraid to say that this time. I failed this year.
I did not run my 13 races in 2013. I did not run 1000 miles like I had planned. I barely made it to 400, when last year I was at 800! Instead, I was stupid, didn't train like I should have, became injured and stopped running.
Then I found Stroller Strides! I…