fitness challenge

A Little Monday Inspiration

Run when you can,  walk if you have to,  crawl if you must;  just never give up.  Dean Karnazes, American Ultramarathon Runner This has been a good quote for me as I am participating in the Runner’s World RunStreak Challenge to complete 40 miles in 40 days. From Memorial Day to July 4th, runners just…
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Monday Motivation

For the last 7 days I’ve been participating in Runner’s World Run Streak. I have 7+ miles out of 40 marked off my calendar.  This weekend I walked my miles as a break for my calf that was tight and painful.  As long as I get my mile in, it doesn’t matter to me how…
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How I Kicked the Diet Dew Habit

Last Year I Gave Up Diet Mountain Dew for Lent Today is the first day of the Lenten season.  It spans the time from Ash Wednesday (today) to Easter Sunday (April 20). It is a season of remembering the sacrifice Jesus gave for each one of us and remembering that He came back to life.…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Move-mber

Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.  Kara Goucher, American Long-Distance Runner I think this fits so well with my 3 words of inspiration – Patience, Perseverance, and Positivity.  Nothing happens all at once and nothing comes without hard work. Keep working at your goals, checking off the…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Final Challenge Check In

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown, author and TV personality I am certainly the only person who can limit myself.  It is my fault if I don’t make time to run on the treadmill. It is my fault if I don’t push myself harder.  It is my fault if I give…
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A Little Monday Inspiration and Week Four Check In

No one is born a perfect runner.  And none of us will become one. But through incremental steps, we can become better runners. And that’s the beauty of our sport: There are no shortcuts, nothing is given to us; we earn every mile, and we earn every result. Peter Magill, 2010 USA Masters 5K champion…
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Living and Active Week Three Check In

Running isn’t about how far you go but how far you’ve come.   Bart Yasso, author/marathon trainer/runner My week 3 check in fits in perfectly with the above quote.  When I first got my treadmill and started running, I really could only run for 30 seconds at a time.  I can now run for for…
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Week 2 Complete

Last week was a hectic week with subbing and after school/evening activities so I am glad I got a head start to the week with getting my workouts in. I was super pumped because the week before I had attempted to do a “pyramid workout” consisting of a succession of 25-20-15-10-5 reps of squats, push-ups,…
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A Little Monday Inspiration and My Week 1 Check In

I finished Week 1 of the Living and Active challenge with Peak 313.  I have been pretty sore this weekend after doing some different exercises and getting out of the “treadmill box”. I’m looking forward to pushing myself forward another week.  This quote really sums up my thoughts from the week…. It’s important to remember…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

source There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills, American Operatic Soprano As I begin Day 1 of my 5 Week Living and Active Challenge,(See Post HERE) this quote reminded me of my focus for this next 5 weeks.  This is exactly what I needed to hear.  No Short Cuts.  Do the…
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December