Be-You-tifully Fit: What doesn’t serve you

It’s been a year since I decided to seriously start weight lifting.  After training for the Marine Corps Marathon & the Old Glory 50K, I was absolutely burnt out and defeated.  I had run a total of 2,400 miles last year.  My body did not mind the mileage but with the other pressures of life […]

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 […]

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 […]

New commitment.

2012 was the beginning.  It was tons of research and struggling to find what works. 2013 was the surprise.  After getting on my way with weight loss, Hannah decided to join our family. 2014 was the return.  In the beginning of the year, I was injured and needed to take some time out to rest […]

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 […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Taper town.

And taper has begun.  The last long run is complete.  Trying to keep the faith that all is going to go well race day but I.AM.TIRED.  This last week has been a crazy, chaotic one.  I’m on my last class and there’s been fevers, car trouble, bills & doctor/dentist appointments.  A whole bunch of crazy. […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: 24 to 34

A lot has changed in 10 years. 8 1/2 years ago I met the man I had been waiting my lifetime for and moved. 7 years ago we had a baby boy. 6 years ago we moved, got married, had baby girl #1 and opened an etsy shop. 4 years ago we moved and had […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: A block

I’ve been quiet a lot.  I think with my mileage so high, life with kids and school coming to an end…I have hit a bit of a writer’s block.  Ever felt too busy to speak?  I’ve even tried planning time to write but that falls into story times, play dates and homework.  Decided that I’m […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Fit Family

It’s pretty amazing seeing the effort you put into finding a healthy & whole way of life…in your children. We recently participated in the Sgt Lucas Pyeatt Run to Remember with 2nd Radio Battalion.  The kids decided to run the kids 1K race and to my surprise…Aiden won!  He took off pretty fast and I […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: 750!!!!

I did it!  750 MILES!  My goal for the year was to complete my 2014 total mileage of 750 before I completed 250 miles in 2014 which wasn’t until August!  I’m a bit ahead of schedule.  AH!!!  It’s coconuts I tell you!  I’m most definitely on track for my NYE resolution of 1500 miles for […]