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My 2017 Word of the Year: Phoenix

My 2017 Word of the Year: Phoenix

Starting in 2016, I decided to pick a word for the year that would encompass my overarching goal for what I wanted to achieve that year. Last year, it was tenacity, which was to remind me that my goals can only be achieved if I put the effort in. This year, choosing was a much more difficult task. I ended last year in a state of turbulence. My to do list consisted of the bare necessities and my previous goals…

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I’m Moving to Washington State!

I’m Moving to Washington State!

You read that right! I’m moving to Olympia, Washington at the very end of July. I’ve already told my family and my job and now I’m telling the rest of my people. A lot of people have asked me why I chose Washington as the place I want to live. There are a lot of reasons. It’s a gorgeous state and one of my best friends lives there along with her husband and one of my cousins lives there as…

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5 Helpful Health Apps

5 Helpful Health Apps

If you are like me, you have a lot of things in your life you would like to keep track of. Probably the most important is our health, which is also the thing we most likely let slide. I’ve put together a list of five apps that can make keeping track of our health a little bit easier. 1. Runkeeper, Free This is an app that tracks your mileage, whether it be running, walking, hiking, or cycling.I really like this…

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How to Create a Running Training Plan

How to Create a Running Training Plan

I ran my first 5k in May of 2015. It was the first race in my self-imposed challenge of running 12 5ks in 12 months (I ended up with 13 5ks in 14 months. Hooray). It was during this time that I learned the importance of not only showing up ready to race, but preparing for the race by having a regimented training plan. Especially if you are running your first race, you should have a plan of attack when…

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5 Podcasts I Love

5 Podcasts I Love

  For the first time in the over three years, I ran out of podcast episodes. I was caught up on all my current podcasts and had no back log of old episodes to tide me over. It’s a scary place to be in: how was I going to clean my house or commute to work without something to listen to? Here’s a list of five podcasts I love, so you don’t have to scroll through endless lists of podcasts…

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Why “Tenacity” Is My 2016 Word

Why “Tenacity” Is My 2016 Word

At the beginning of 2016, I was a tad aimless. I had a job, but it wasn’t as satisfying as I would have liked. I was doing fun things, but still feeling like I could find more fulfilling ways to spend my time. I was going through my first winter without being in school and it felt draining. I needed something to shift me back on track.   In my lifeGroup (basically a weekly bible study), we challenged ourselves to…

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