Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Epic 25

TOTALLY re-worked my Epic 25 plan. I think it's a bit more well balanced right now.
I know I've been gone lately, so sorry for that. Super swamped at work, and just stressed in general.
So last night I totally decided to plop down on the couch and watch Cutthroat Kitchen with a tub of ice cream. Half way though (the show, not the ice cream), I said to myself stop. I have all these dreams and goals and here I am totally blowing it. Sure, it's okay to relax, but that was all I've been doing! I've been so stressed out that I've forgotten to do the one thing that really relaxes me.
So I changed into some workout clothes, put my contacts in, and went for a walk. I ran a little but it was mostly a walk with me taking pictures.

I love the thought that life is a journey. We don't always know where it will take us, but we must give it our best shot. I mean, I was pouring myself into a job and forgetting to pour myself into my life. I was spending more time worrying about my boss thought about me then worrying about what I thought about me. I have a strong work ethic, and I always give 110% at
work. If I'm doing all that in my personal and professional life, then I am really living to the fullest.

It's "easy" to let other people down. It's hard to let yourself down. When I don't preform well at work, I feel like I'm letting myself down. Now I need to transfer that to my personal life. It's hard for me to express what I want to do, what I need to do. I'm scared to try because I really really really don't want to let myself down.

But in not trying I am letting myself down.

Does my rambling make any sense?

Sound off below!!

PS. I am still raising support for Give Kids the World. I have until the end of September to raise $500 through my virtual race, coffee giveaway, or a donation. Can you help?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Energy Bits for Give Kids the World!

So I'm sure you've heard of ENERGYbits. They are hitting the market with a storm - becuase their product is awesome!!
They have been super amazing and agreed to give my readers 30% off any order, with part of the discount going back to Give Kids the World!
Just use the code GiveKidsTheWorld at check out to get your discount. What an amazing offer! If this is the first you've heard of ENERGYbits, here's some more info -

Monday, September 9, 2013

Chasing my Dreams

I made an epic decision, and I couldn't be happier.
In pictures -

Start by studying math to take my math testing. I suck at math, but there was no way I was getting the "math for dummies" book. 

Four semesters at Johnson County Community College earning my General Education Credits, starting Spring 2014. 

Four semesters at KU earning my English Major with a minor in Creative Writing. 


I plan to use my English major to teach English in High School. Creative Writing minor is because I love creative writing. Super pumped. Super excited. 

Where there is a will, there is a way!

What are your dreams? How are you working to achieve them?

PS. My Epic 25 is being revised, and should be back up soon. :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dominating Runner Melissa

I found this quote tonight and it totally reminded me of my amazing friend Melissa. She has so many excuses she could use to hold her back but she is deciding to be - amazing.

Check it out!
What started you running? I started running in 2005 in when I first moved to LA full-time. It viewed it as an outlet to any stay healthy and fit, but as a way to get social and meet others who enjoyed running as much as I did.

What is your greatest running accomplishment? As a way to stay not only motivated, but inspired and healthy I decided to set a major goal for myself, to run 13 half marathons in 13 months, 13.1 Going on Crazy as I like to call it. To detail and track my progress I decided to set up a blog discussing the trials and tribulations of my runs, After completing this challenge I joke and say that I went from crazy to goofy as I have recently completed my first Goofy Race and a Half Challenge. The Goofy Race and a Half Challenge is a half marathon and a marathon in a two day period.

You also balance running with Crohns. How do you manage to do that? Being a runner with both Crohn’s and Celiac Disease one of my biggest healthy living accomplishment’s not allowing either disease to dictate my life. Every run that I complete is a victory and I need to accept myself for who I am and what I am capable of. In life you need to pull yourself up by the bootstraps or in my case my running shoe laces and keep on going and that is exactly what I do.

What are some of your current goals? Currently I trying to place myself in a more stable, productive situation physically, mentally, emotionally. Through running I know that I will succeed at this goal. In regards to running I am aiming to improve my time and be able to run longer intervals. Currently I am a 3:1 ratio. Race wise I have the Dumbo Double Dare this Labor Day, International Long Beach Half Marathon this October, Wine and Dine in November, January WDW Inaugural 10k and Half Marathon, and Tinker Bell! This are all races that I have previously participated in and I look forward to each and every fun filled weekend year after year!

How do you find inspiration for your running? I find inspiration from many different places in terms of my continually being motivated to lace of my sneakers and head out the door. My biggest inspiration when I am lacking the motivation to get out and log those miles is to reflect on how I feel after a run a after crossing line. I sometimes even look at old tweets that I have made after a run to give me the boost that I need.

Check out Melissa online at She is also active here:

Please consider supporting Melissa as she raises money for CCFA

Melissa successfully completed the Dumbo Double Dare in an amazing costume and three amazing medals!!


Let's be honest, we all want these medals!!! :D

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Give Kids the World Virtual Race

My virtual race is live!! Check out this amazing medal - 

I mean, seriously? A 2 inch dye-cut medal with your own distance on the back, details on a coffee medal you won't find anywhere else, prizes, and a virtual race community?