Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stress Management Tool Kit Essentials

With Thanksgiving last week, the holiday season in now officially in full swing.  While this season should be filled with love and laughter, family and friends, it often comes with higher levels of stress. A couple years ago, I shared 4 Tips to Relieve Stress. Those are still some really great tips, but they do take some time. And, let's face it, sometimes during high stress, we need simple, quick, and easy solutions to help lower that stress.

I recently received a Wellness Newsletter at work. It was mostly about stress management, and one of the things it suggested was having a Stress Managment Tool Kit.

What's in Your Stress Management Tool Kit?

I couldn't resist sharing some tool kit essentials that can help you relieve stress anytime anywhere.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Week in Review 11/27

Hope you all survived Thanksgiving and are getting in the holiday spirit!

I started the #RWRunStreak on Thanksgiving as well as a new Nike+ training program. To help hold myself accountable, I thought it would be a good idea to do a Week in Review post each Sunday.

Week in Review - 11/27/16
I'm mostly focused on running right now, but this frog doing yoga was just too cute!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Turkey Day! Can you even believe it?!

Happy Thanksgiving

This quote randomly found its way into my Inbox, and I really loved it!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. --Melodie Beattie

I sincerely hope your day is filled with GRATITUDE, delicious smells wafting from the kitchen, family & friends, good food & fun!

Gobble! Gobble!

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
How are you celebrating today? We are skipping all traditional aspects of Thanksgiving and are instead heading outside to enjoy some of the gorgeous nearby trails. I love living in Vegas!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

3 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! I thought I'd share some ideas to mix up your Thanksgiving Day celebrations and make the day a little more meaningful.

Monday, November 21, 2016

PJ 5k Recap

The PJ 5k takes place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is the only time Glittering Lights is open to foot traffic. It's 3 miles of really cool holiday lights and displays.

This was my 3rd year running this race, and it just keeps getting better!

PJ 5k Race Recap

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Urban Running: Staying Safe

While I love to hit the mountain or desert trails, I still largely identify myself as an urban runner. There is something about running through the tall buildings and along the busy streets that I find really rewarding.

Running through urban areas does come with its own set of risks and since November is National Running Safety Month, I thought I'd share 10 tips on how to stay safe out on the streets.

10 Safety Tips for the Urban Runner

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thankful Thursday #3

Thanksgiving is just one week away. What are your plans? Big dinner? Gathering with family or friends? We don't really have any plans yet, but I'm thinking maybe a picnic in the mountains. Hmmm. I'll have to think on that a little more.

Thankful Thursdays 2016

But today, here are a few more things I'm thankful for.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thankful Thursday #2

Happy Thursday!!

We're another week closer to Thanksgiving!

Thankful Thursdays 2016

Time to take a few minutes to reflect on the things I'm thankful for this week.

Living in Las Vegas. I'm so grateful to live in a place that is so close to absolutely gorgeous hiking trails. Some of my favorites are Red Rock National Conservation Area.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ultimate Coffee Date - November 2016

When I was preparing my blog to get it ready for its big revival, I was super excited to see that Coco and Deborah were still hosting the Ultimate Coffee Date on 1st Saturday of each month.

Because who doesn't love having coffee virtually with all their blogging friends?

Ultimate Coffee Date

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thankful Thursday #1

Happy 1st Thursday of November. :)

We don't really do much to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, but I thought it would be a good excuse time to reflect on some of the things I'm thankful for with a revival of Thankful Thursdays.

Thankful Thursdays 2016

This week, I'm thankful for...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hello, Again...

Sixteen months ago, I made the decision to close down this blog. I had been feeling uninspired for awhile, and blogging wasn't really working for me.

But I kinda started to miss it!
... sharing my running adventures
... sharing random thoughts and experiences of my every day life
... the blogging community
And then a couple weeks ago, I got an email from GoDaddy reminding me that my domain would expire in a couple months.

So, I got to thinking.... Why not start blogging again?

Maybe a 16 month hiatus was just what I needed to get my blogging mojo back. Fingers crossed. :-)

I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts, experiences, and tips with you all and hope that you'll enjoy my return.

Until next time...