MIMM: A Three Day Easter Weekend

MiMM MIMM: A Three Day Easter Weekend Happy Monday all! How was your holiday weekend? And if not a holiday, how was your normal weekend?

I had a three day weekend after taking Friday off for some family stuff, and my weekend was just fabulous. Since I had such a marvelous weekend, I wanted to link up for Katie’s Marvelous in my Monday.

We were busy little bees this weekend, and I thought it might be fun to do this a little photo-recap style. So, without further ado … Continue reading

Currently: April

Oh my gosh guys. You know that feeling when you have so much to say, but it all wants to come out at once? I think that’s what I feel like with this blog right now! Just not enough time to get those posts out, but when I sit down to write, I have SO many ideas – it’s almost intimidating.

I thought a fun way to get some of those feelings out might be to write a “Currently” post. I used to get to these monthly, but this year, not so much. They’re a good Q & A style of what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve seen this same post on so many blogs, that I have no idea who to credit for the original idea, but if you know, help a girl out? Continue reading

Race Recap: Fight for Air Climb Des Moines 2014

Fight For Air Climb Race Recap: Fight for Air Climb Des Moines 2014 For my first event this spring, I took on a different kind of race. One of a slightly more … vertical … fashion. And it was fabulous!

The Fight for Air Climb is a nationwide event, taking place in multiple cities throughout the U.S. and organized by the American Lung Association. The climbs all exist as a fundraising method for the organization, and the money raised helps fund research, allowing scientists to discover new treatments and cures for lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer. Continue reading

#NextStepChallenge: Results are in!

Screen shot 2013 03 07 at 8.29.25 PM 300x96 #NextStepChallenge: Results are in! Well folks, the results are in! Or, have been in. And I’ve just been neglecting you, per usual. icon wink #NextStepChallenge: Results are in! I kid, I kid.

March 1st was the final weight in for the Next Step Challenge, a six week nutrition and fitness challenge that I did with my Crossfit box, Crossfit Primal in Des Moines. If you haven’t been following along, here were the rules: Continue reading

Running is Cheaper Than Therapy

Grab your drink of choice, folks. This one’s a rambler.

I’d like to preface this by saying: I don’t have anything against therapy. I think it’s a perfectly acceptable thing to participate in, and I encourage it for anyone.

Since I started running post-college, it’s been a great stress-reliever. But as I said in my last post, my running has been a bit lackluster lately. Mostly since I started Crossfit, to be honest. After all, Crossfit is so fun, and it’s been cold outside. Ick. I’m not necessarily a fair-weather runner, but my neighborhood’s idea of shoveling sidewalks leaves a lot to be desired, and I don’t love the dreadmill. Continue reading