I’ve had my fair share of injuries related to running or exercise in general. I’ve written several posts about how I’ve dealt with being sidelined (see the bottom of this post), but recently I received a question on Instagram that made me realize that I haven’t shared this side of my experience. Luckily, the injuries I’ve had haven’t required surgery or serious pain medication, but a couple of times with my back injury I had to take muscle relaxers because I could barely breathe in the acute stage of the injury. The muscles around the injury would spontaneously constrict and… View Post

Fitness has always been a large part of my life, although there have been periods when it was beneficial and periods when it was destructive. My approach these days is more about pushing myself to accomplish new goals while also finding the balance that helps keep me sane. If I had a chance to go back and tell myself what I know now, these are the things I wish I knew about fitness as a teenager. Genetics plays a huge role From the time I was a teenager all the way until post-college, I bought Sports Illustrated Swimsuit calendars, plastered… View Post

I like to throw in some recovery-related posts here and there, and it dawned on me that I’ve posted about being actively addicted and then not actively addicted, but nothing really about what I’ve done to maintain that cessation. Relapse is a huge part of addiction, and many people I know have relapsed with both positive and negative results. It’s been eight years for me and thankfully relapse isn’t a part of my story. I owe a lot of that to the people who helped me early in recovery and my own understanding that the bottom I hit was it… View Post

Hello! Welcome to the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend. It’s still August, which means we still don’t have any weekend plans until the beginning of September (hey there Greece!). I’m looking forward to a nice, slow couple days before the week starts again. What are you up to? To wrap it up, here are some of the things I’m loving this week (OFFICE SUPPLIES!!). *some affiliate links below 1. Desk calendar I bought a paper calendar for my desk so that I can keep better track of all the blog and freelance projects I have… View Post

This post is sponsored by Lifeway. You may or may not know about my obsession with farmer cheese. There was a period when I was eating it every day and then for some reason, as happens with almost every product that I love, my local grocery store stopped carrying it. WHYYYYYYY. I’ve gotten back into it and have been wanting to write this post for some time. I begged the people at Lifeway (actually since last year) to help me spread my love for farmer cheese and HERE WE ARE. A quick, nitty gritty about what it is and how… View Post