My 100 Days of Health: Day 14

Well, I am two weeks in to my 100 Days of Health, so I thought I would provide an update. This will be quick because I am short on time. Nutrition: I am officially 14 days soda-free! That is a strong accomplishment for me. I still get times where I miss it, but I have beenRead more

My 100 Days of Health: Days 1 – 4

Well, it is already day 4 of my 100 days project– it’s crazy! If you’re just joining me– I was inspired by John Green to complete a 100 days of health project leading up to my wedding. While I am tracking this for (at least) 100 days, I am hoping to develop habits that willRead more

My 100 Days of Health!

Improving my health on a holistic level is always a goal of mine. While I am motivated (internally), I am often not disciplined (externally). I could make up excuses. I am a busy person. I am currently on the verge of finishing a traditionally 2-year MA program that I will have completed in 9 months.Read more

A Year in Books: What I Read in 2016

Reading is very important to me, so every year I set a reading goal and keep track of what I’ve read. This year, I surpassed my goal of reading 52 books– I read 61 books. This is 23 more books than I read in 2015 (which was 38 books, for those who are less math savvy).Read more

Compassion & Kindness

“Do we argue with each other ’til we both turn blue or find similarities in what we like and what we do?” Recently, there has been some serious bullying in the triathlon community– particularly against people like me. I have not directly received the bullying, but the comments being made could be extended to meRead more

Meet Rosie!

Today is National Dog Day! And it is a very special National Dog Day for me because today is my first day with my new furry companion, Rosie <3. Rosie comes all the way from Oxford, MS. She’s adopted from the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society. She got there because they found her and her siblingsRead more

70.3 Training Update: 5 Weeks to Go!

In just a little over a month, I will be competing in the Augusta 70.3 triathlon! It is hard to believe. Training has been going okay… definitely not great, but I suppose it could be worse. It has definitely been a challenge to manage training with all of the moving around I have done inRead more

10 Ways to Start A Successful Semester

August 23rd, the start of my graduate school classes, is fast approaching. Starting Sunday, my days will be filled with orientations and getting acclimated to this new life. It’s been three and a half years since I finished undergrad, and while I am grateful for the valuable work experience I have had since then, IRead more

Race Report: Annie Oakley Sprint Triathlon 2016

(I apologize if pictures aren’t formatted correctly. Although I have edited them, they seem to show up strangely on some devices. If you know how to fix this, please let me know.)  Well, I’m quite late on this race report (the race was in late June..), but there is no time like the present! This race wasRead more