Five Friday Faves

As Friday winds down, while I’m here in NJ, here are a few of my favorite things from this week:

  1. Daily Motivational Passages that I read every morning before I start my day. 
  2. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. She is one of my favorite authors. Great great book that I read in a week! 
  3. Pure Barre. I have started going to classes and am loving it! It really has helped a lot with my strength training and running. 
  4. Running. I’ve started to run again and it feels great! I am going to start training for the Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon in Philly and am beyond excited. 
  5. Being able to go home for the weekend and spend some time on old familiar roads like this one:

It’s been a busy day and I am happy to be able to get this post up! Being home in NJ with the family is great! 

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Hellooooo It’s May! 

It’s already May, which means it’s my birthday month! I am going to be the big 30! In addition to continuing to better myself, I have a few goals for May:

  1. Run at least 30 miles this month. I am already at 5 as of today. 
  2. Find one thing everyday to be grateful for. 
  3. Celebrate every day either with a treat, workout or good conversation.
  4. Smile. 

Starting off, (since I have three things to catch up on) I am grateful for:

  1. Nieces. This past weekend was my nieces last dance competition and seeing her dance was a wonderful moment for me. 
  2. Running. I started running again (hence the 30 miles in May goal) and it has been a welcoming feeling to come back. Can’t wait for races in the fall! 
  3. Rainstorms. Last night it poured. I mean POURED. At one point, I turned off the TV and just listened and I heard the rain and it was beautiful. It was nice to just stop and listen. 

Moving forward I will post what I’m grateful for and of course include my Five Friday Faves! Can’t wait to see all the things I find to be grateful for. I know this list will be really long. 

Below are my proud running pics from yesterday and today (starting off strong!) for my 30 miles challenge. 

Hello 2016!

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Hello 2016! A new year with many exciting possibilities and opportunities. With this new year (the year in which I will turn 30), I have new goals, one of which, is this blog, to share my pursuits of mental and physical health. Each month, I will address the few goals I have to keep it simple. I know from past experience that when I have tried too many all at once I unsuccessfully complete any of them. Goals can also change each month.  Continue reading