January Justified

Who is ready for January to come to a close? (me, me, me, me, me and me) Maybe it's the lingering impact of the holiday hangover (traveling all over, a schedule jam-packed with get togethers and parties) or maybe it's the New Years Jolt (packed with resolutions, the need to change everything up, and the …

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Determined to De-Clutter

Just a few outfit outcomes for Winter 2020 ...insert obligatory eye roll for all those skeptics out there who poo-poo resolutions/improvements/etc. at the first of the year (disclaimer: yours truly is generally one of those people)... Why? We all have to start somewhere -- and while these moments (especially in January) seem to be historically …

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Resolutions Are Crap

The week after the holiday indulgence and just before the dawn of a new year is an awkward purgatory for those who have that guilty little voice in their heads scolding them for a year plagued by work demands, too many sugary snacks and not enough exercise, right? Enter the New Years Resolution and the …

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We Rise By Lifting Others

It was after listening to Run to the Top's latest Podcast called "What Makes you a "Real" Runner" an interview with Jill Angie, who hosts her own Podcast called "Not Your Average Runner" - Jill said something that inspired this week's post.  She got done telling a story about how she used to train in …

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Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not …

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Life is a treasure hunt

“I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Let me avoid sugar-coating the last few months of chaos... • Starting another blog and feeling completely inspired again • Training for the Chicago Marathon (after last year’s crash and quasi-burn at Marine Corps) • Training for my 1st Triathlon in July (eeek) • Getting promoted …

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Reality – Today Sucked

6,592 avg daily steps90 miles driven to work (all in the dark)35 hours of sleep38 meetings35 hours of sleep4 miles run1 marathon training program1 triathlon added1 meltdown... Welcome to this week's circus - while my goal has been to project upbeat and inspirational vibes into the world of cyberspace + fitness - there are days …

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