Dan and I haven’t discussed this, but its something that has been very much on my mind…

One of the may reasons that I loved running was because it was mine and mine alone.

I am a big believer that no matter how close you are with your spouse, you each deserve to have a hobby that is uniquely yours. That defines you not as something that you and your guy do, but something that belongs to you.

For me, it was always running.


If you’re a new reader, you may not know but my husband Dan and I are together a lot. We’re business partners and life partners. And sometimes those lines get blurred, things can get complicated.

Running was my way to make it less complicated. I knew it was time to myself, something that I knew more about than Dan and something I was better at than him. I cherished it, held it close to my heart and deep inside I hoped he would never want to become a runner. Running was mine, not his.

Does that sound terrible?

Don’t worry, he has golf. Though I’ve always wanted to learn to play, I also respected that golf is his hobby with his best friend. I didn’t (and don’t) want to impose on his time.

But then something changed…

It started when he came to support me at a trail race in North Carolina. As soon as I was done and he had snapped one final picture, he mentioned that trail running looked interesting and mentioned he might want to try the next one I registered for.
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Trail Ultra Training Week 3 & Fun TidBits

March 27, 2015
quest for crest training

We’ve made it friends. Friday, how I love you! I’m pretty stoked about today, Dan and I are going on a putt putt date. But not traditional put put. One of the local golf courses is holding a fundraiser event and putting on a night time putt-putt thing. Since the only golf club I own […]

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Meet Me At The Bar Bell Workout {Barbell & Kettlebell Workout}

March 26, 2015
barbell and kettlebell workout

We’ve almost made it to Thursday! I hope the week has been wonderful. I have a great workout to share with you, and to be honest it’s a bit different than what I normally share here. But it’s fun to spice things up from time to time, right? Believe it or not, I do actually […]

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Eat This Instead: Sweet Potato Easter Nest Recipe

March 25, 2015
Sweet Potato Bird Nest Brunch Recipe

I have to admit it, I’m a little shocked myself. I’ve managed to keep this series goes for 3 weeks now. 3 weeks = 3 new recipes. I’m on a roll. I also have to admit that this might be my favorite thus far. Not because of the taste (the stuffed cabbage was amazing) but […]

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Why My Kettlebell Swing Doesn’t Go Higher Than My Neck

March 24, 2015
How high should the kettlebell swing go?

The kettlebell swing… seems simple enough. You throw your hips back, throw you hips forward and watch as your kettlebell flys through the air at the end of your arms like the ball at the end of a pendulum. Yet, it’s one of the most debated kettlebell moves around! If you’ve seen it done more […]

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The Naked Truth: When Is Our Body Finally Good Enough?

March 23, 2015
when are you good enough

It’s time for another Naked Truth! If you’re new here, this is a series where I share all, open my heart up and bare all. Hopefully you can relate to these and enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy (though sometimes there is a fear) writing them. Previous Naked Truths: My Body 10 Pounds […]

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50K Training Log: Week 2

March 20, 2015
quest for crest training 50k

So something terrible happened yesterday. I woke up like this… Flattering, right? And that was after about 3 previous attempts of trying to not look like death. But sadly, when you feel like death, it shows. Fever, chills, congestion, sore joints… ugh.

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How To Balance Lots Of Running And Strength Training

March 19, 2015
how to balance strength and endurance

Happy Thursday! Today is my first “scheduled” day that includes both strength training and running. The first of many. I should also note, that while this is the first on my actual training schedule, its not my first double workouts this training session (sometimes I just can’t say no to a good boot camp class). […]

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Peyton’s Wacky & Wild 5K Ultra Race Recap

March 18, 2015
wacky and wild 5K ultra charleston

This year truly is shaping up to be full of adventures! While some may take their bodies for granted, I feel so blessed and lucky every day to be able to to do all the things I do. This past weekend was Peyton’s Wackly & Wild 5K Ultra. Sorry for the delay in the recap, […]

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St Patricks Day Special Eat This Instead: Bison Stuffed Cabbage

March 17, 2015
Healthy Bison Stuffed Cabbage

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Do you celebrate? Dan’s family has some Irish in their blood so it’s always been a tradition to do three cheesy St Patty’s Day things: Watch Darby O’Gill & The Little People (look how young Sean Connery was!) Drink A Green Beer <— Dan does this, I don’t drink during the week […]

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Move It Monday: 10 Variations Of Kettlebell Squats

March 16, 2015
kettlebell squats

Happy Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting this week full of hope and excitement. I know most people loath Mondays, but seriously it’s the start of what could be a great week. If we wake up dreading it, then what does that set in motion for the rest of the week? Food […]

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