Hey Madison, WI readers! Madison has been a great city for us.  There’s so much to do, and I’ve found a really awesome running community–even though I haven’t gotten to run as much as I would like to! That being said, I want to share something with you all! Saturday July 7 is the Fitchburg Festival of Speed!  There’s a 5K, a 25-mile bike ride, 1 mile run, Kids Fun Run, and free concert too!  VIP access includes unlimited food and drink (including alcohol!)  Click here to save 40% on your registration (including 40% off VIP)! I am SUPER excited to be a part ofRead More →

It really wasn’t a “What a Birthday!” in an overly exciting way:  my daughter’s first Last Day of School took priority.  We had birthday/last day of school ice cream, went to the park.  I cleaned before heading to bed myself.  #superexciting #notreally I know I’m not THAT old–but I felt it!  I was exhausted by 9pm lol  Of course, then the kids were wired and totally awake, hanging out watching their tablets together <3 <3  When we finally called it quits (and after a wonderful chat with my dearest hubby) I fell SOUND asleep.  Waking up this morning, I think I’ve figured out why: allergies.Read More →

Summer Body Boot Camp starts April 23! Seriously–it’s not too late! This new program I’ve been doing the last 5 weeks has been AWESOME.  I’ve lost 4 inches overall, 2 from my waist.  But some of my colleagues’ clients have had CRAZY results in the first 2 months.  Like, INSANE.  And that’s why I gave in to my FOMO and jumped on this program. SO GLAD I DID! I lost 4 inches overall, 1 of those around my waist.  In 4 weeks!  Not to mention the Strength Victories:  I can do a full side plank again;  those dumb renegade rows with a twist I canRead More →

Fitness is a journey.  Most journeys–especially in great literature–teach the person on that journey a lesson or two.  Now, I’m most certainly not comparing myself to any great literary character, but ALL OF US are on a journey and learning along the way. What I’ve learned so far could be said more like “What I’ve Learned (Again) So Far.” I’ve learned (again) so far that Practice makes Perfect, and that Progress IS Perfection.  When we start something new, or different, we AREN’T going to be perfect at it.  Especially right away.  Even when we start something again, it’s going to take us a while toRead More →

Yep.  I lost my battle with FOMO. I also happened to lost my battle with my “Everybody’s doing it, so I’m NOT going to do it” high school self.  Yep.  If it was popular, I didn’t like it.  Pop music.  Fashion trends.  Stuff like that. I try really hard to not be like that–to enjoy something for its value, not just because it’s popular. But sometimes old habits are hard to break.  Like, ALL old habits are hard to break.  In fact, they’re a bitch to break.  But it’s good to break the old bitches Do you ever “watch and see?”  By that, I mean doRead More →

We *finally* have snow! It’s a sexy snow day!  Only a few inches, but more than a dusting. It finally feels like winter, and I’m super happy!! I need to get out and make a snow angel, and a snowman. Would you like pics? Comment “YES!” and I’ll post my snow angel! But let’s admit it, winter is not a sexy season, am I right? Bulky coats, heavy sweaters, comfy pajamas do a fantastic job hiding our winter fluff. And it’s easy to get fluffy–easier to stay warm in bed instead of getting to the gym (or home gym). Warm winter comfort foods aren’t exactlyRead More →