No time to write? Think again.

Earlier this week, one of the many e-newsletters I subscribe to popped in my inbox. The article that immediately stood out to me: How to Stop Wishing You Had More Time to Write. As a full-time copywriter, finding the time and energy to write outside of work has been a constant battle. While I've recently set … Continue reading No time to write? Think again.

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What it means to love my body

It's easy to say you love your body. It's difficult to mean. As an athlete -- namely a hiker and CrossFitter -- I love what my body can do. It can deadlift and squat more than it weighs. It can jump high and dip low. It can push fast and pull hard. It can sprint; … Continue reading What it means to love my body

Hiking’s best lesson is delayed gratification

In today's fast-pasted, connected and digital world, we have everything we want or need with the click of a button. Hungry? You can order food and have it delivered to your door. Need an item? Within seconds, you can order it online and have it be on it's way. Want an answer to a question? … Continue reading Hiking’s best lesson is delayed gratification

My first full-time job: 5 lessons learned after one year

Throughout college, I worked part-time as a waitress, but I never had a full-time job. My first full-time job was the goal after college -- the shiny trophy that I worked toward for 3.5 years. Luckily, I graduated with a part-time copywriting job that transitioned to a full-time copywriting job just a month later. As … Continue reading My first full-time job: 5 lessons learned after one year

4 reasons we hate Valentine’s Day

Do you remember celebrating Valentine's Day in elementary school? If you're like me, your classroom celebrations included valentine mailboxes, cards and/or treats for all your classmates, a festive craft of some kind, a fun lunch or dessert hour, a classroom full of students dressed in pink, red, purple and white, and maybe even a special … Continue reading 4 reasons we hate Valentine’s Day

Redefining and reinventing myself: Life without running

Over the past three years, running became a staple of not only my life, but also my identity. I didn't just run -- I called myself a runner. I trained for a marathon. I raced half-marathons, 10ks and 5ks. I joined my local running club. I wrote and wrote about running. I posted pictures of … Continue reading Redefining and reinventing myself: Life without running

Why rest days are the best days and how to best take them

After spending the past year suffering from chronic running injuries, I've decided to incorporate an extra day of rest into my training plan. I used to take two days of rest, back when I was just getting into running and not seriously training. However, when I ran my half-marathon PR of 1:43 at the DC … Continue reading Why rest days are the best days and how to best take them

Why you should always run the hills

Today I ran a HILLY 10k. When I say hilly, I mean HILLY. So hilly, in fact, that the race website didn't include an elevation chart with the race map -- I don't think anyone would've shown up if they did! The race, Run the Rocks, took place at Red Rocks Amphitheater, a widely known … Continue reading Why you should always run the hills

Finding fall in the fog

Fall did not quietly sneak itself into the lineup of seasons here in Colorado, turning the air crisp overnight and leaving white girls excitedly standing in line at Starbucks for their pumpkin spice lattes the following morning. After years of being with me, she decided she no longer needed to play it so cool and … Continue reading Finding fall in the fog