Be-You-Tifully Fit: It is everywhere!

Lately I have seen many acts of kindness…towards one’s self.  I am a firm believer in watching the for a lesson in all I see.  After the second or third viewing, I began to ponder if this was a lesson meant for me.  Pretty sure that is a big fat YES.  It is so hard […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Ragnarian!

EEK!  I still cannot believe I went waaaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone and did Ragnar Trail Relay in Pocahontas State Park in Richmond, Virginia.  It was incredibly amazing in so many ways! First off, I only knew two people at the event in total.  The introvert in me was dying a little, but the […]

Bridges & Hills: MCM, Battleship Half & Old Glory Ultra

Now that I finally have a moment to think.  To just sit and reflect.  Here’s what the last 3 weeks have been like… MARINE CORPS MARATHON The training began when the lottery ended pretty much.  As I joined the Semper Fi Fund charity team, Team Semper Run, I began to work on lots of strength […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Taking offense.

It is quite hard to not take offense to a huge variety of situations in the fitness conversation.  There are so many tender spots and many do not tip toe around even when they really should.  I admit…I’ve been offended a ton on this journey.  I still get offended now but I’ve gotten better at […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Celebrate it all!

It’s time to take it all in and celebrate.  Celebrate every mile…every drop of sweat…every laugh…every cry.  The day is almost here.  For my running partner & I, it doesn’t just stop there.  This will be marathon #4 for us in one year’s time.  The limits have been pushed and the craziness embraced.  Celebration is […]

3rd Fitversary!

Another year has gone by…  It’s weird now though.  Last year was a huge year filled with change (http://nicolemichelles.com/2014/08/04/2-year-fit-versary/).  This year a lot has changed.  I have hit a point in my weight loss that the scale tends to stay the same and the gains I’m achieving are different.  This year has been about goals […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Insanity Max 30

Wowzers!  Here I thought I was in this awesome physical shape after marathon training twice and eating right for about 3 years.  Uh Shaun T decided to prove me wrong!  Holy smokes. Ok…let me correct that a little for my own sake.  I am in great shape but never fall into a point that you […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Run to Remember

Memorial Day.  It’s a day not of picnics or BBQs.  It’s a day of remembrance.  Celebrate?  Yes, the lives of so many that are no longer with us because they choose to fight for our freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice.  I joined with a group of Stroller Warriors.  There was a small dedication of […]