Time to stock up on athletic gear!

If part of your 2019 goals is starting a workout plan, working out more, or continuing your great fitness habits (go you!), then now is a great time to bulk up – pun intended – your athletic wear!

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New Year, Who Dis?

Happy 2019, friends! Last year at this time I was a newly married woman, and it seems like the year didn’t slow down from day one! After reflecting on 2018, “New Year, who dis” is going to be my theme for all the great things we’re going to do in 2019! Continue reading

33 and a Self-Reflection

This post is a little different than what I normally write about, but it’s been on my heart, and I need to put it into words.

I turned 33 at the beginning of October. I’m still trying to process the fact that I’m 33 when I feel like I’m 3 or 13 on many days. But I’m also embracing it. Continue reading

Motivational Monday – Half Marathon Training Begins

Let’s face it – Mondays are difficult.

This Monday is particularly a struggle because my half marathon training officially begins this week (yikes). Back in January my sister and I thought it would be a great idea to sign up for our second half marathon. With doughnut in hand, I registered for the Rock ‘n Roll Savannah race that takes place in November. Last year we survived the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville half marathon (I’ve never seen so many hills – and I’m from the mountains…), and I guess the pain of that race momentarily escaped us.

I’m certainly not the fastest, and I don’t think anyone will ever look at me and say, “oh, she’s definitely a runner,” but I try, and that’s what counts, right? However, ever since that last half, I’ve really struggled with running. I’m not sure if it’s mental, or if I’m just getting old (what happened to motivational Monday??). Either way, I’m determined to use this training to make me tougher, as an escape from the craziness of work/life, for my own health, and hopefully beat my time from Nashville!

I’ll be using the Sub 2:30 Half Marathon training plan on runkeeper.com if you’re interested or would like to find a plan to suit your running skills. Look me up (Autumn L.) and we can be running pals (i.e., keep me accountable)!

If you have any helpful tips for staying motivated during the training process, I’d love to hear them. Have a great Monday and happy running!

Thanks to GoneForaRun.com for this motivational quote!

Thanks to GoneForaRun.com for this motivational quote!