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Mosaic Notes

2019-07-31T20:27:59+00:00July 31st, 2019|

A lot of beautiful writing, inspirational quotes, and creative projects end up on Instagram. And it was one of these inspiring posts that caught my eye a few years ago and introduced me to the 100 day project. In 2018, I decided to participate. For 100 days, I wrote short notes of 100 characters [...]

Bookish Badass

2019-07-30T17:51:09+00:00July 30th, 2019|

A bookish badass is who I am and who I want to be. A strong athlete with a strong intellect. A bookish badass is built for endurance. She focuses on mile markers and sets goals that aren’t finish lines. She approaches each day with patience and discipline. She knows her limits and makes time for [...]

Empty Your Shopping Cart

2019-07-15T18:41:05+00:00July 15th, 2019|

The other night, I was shopping online for sunscreen. I put a bottle in my shopping cart, but I decided not to buy it. So I closed the tab and walked away. I’ve done the same thing many times before - sat down to buy something online, wasn’t quite ready to pull the trigger, and [...]

Pursue Your Own Path

2019-07-14T13:16:34+00:00July 14th, 2019|

Every year, my husband Paul runs a 100-mile ultramarathon. (Sometimes he runs more than one, but that's a story for another time.) Leading up to this annual 100 miler, he tends to take off in his truck for a few weeks. He's built a sleeping platform in the bed of his truck, so he lives [...]

Making Sense of The Passion Paradox

2019-07-14T13:18:15+00:00June 5th, 2019|

When I first heard the title of this book, The Passion Paradox (by Brad Stuhlberg and Steve Magness), I assumed it wasn’t going to be for me. I was bummed at first because I love reading Brad Stuhlberg’s articles in Outside magazine. But because he was one of the authors, the "passion" part of the [...]

Don’t Follow Someone Else’s Training Plan

2019-07-14T13:19:49+00:00May 24th, 2019|

Let’s say I recently signed up for a race, so I get back into a weekly workout schedule. I’m running, going to the gym. Things are good. And then a little voice speaks up. Is this really what you want to be doing? Why would you sign up for that race? You said last time, [...]