Coca-Cola 5K crew

July 22, 2014

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Coca-Cola 5K Run/Walk at Essence Festival Recap

Earlier this month I attended the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans as a guest of the presenting sponsor Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola has been supporting the Essence Festival for 19 of those 20 years. Sure, Essence Fest might be best known for its music, but it’s much more than that. Empowerment and community issues receive just […]

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July 15, 2014

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Lions, Prince, and the Beach

I’ve been on the move, my friends, for the last month and I’m excited to be home and share my journey – and my upcoming plans – with you. It began with an unexpected 9-day media trip to the beautiful country of Kenya. This was my first trip to Africa and it was truly a […]

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June 20, 2014

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DOLE Nutrition Plus Fruit & Veggie Shakers POWER Smoothies

I have a thing for juices and smoothies. While I try not to drink too many of my calories, I like how quick and easily I can get some energy and nutrients in something that tastes so good. I like to make my own smoothies but sometimes I don’t have the time or everything I […]

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June 4, 2014

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Happy National Running Day

Happy National Running Day! It may sound silly but this is one of my FAVORITE days of the year. It makes me pause and give thanks for all that running has done in my life. The health benefits – physical and mental – are by far the most important benefits for me; but a very […]

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May 27, 2014

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runDisney’s Newest Race: Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

Stop. They just might have outdone themselves with this one. I haven’t stopped smiling since I saw the announcement about runDisney’s newest race: Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation. I’m a 70′s baby (I know, it’s hard to believe right?) and grew up watching Star Wars. I played with lightsabers, cherished […]

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May 22, 2014

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Easy Heat Therapy Bag Tutorial

Injuries suck. Sorry I just had to get that out of the way. Outside of a bout with plantar fasciitis, I’ve stayed injury free through three marathons, 15 half marathons, a Ragnar Relay, a Warrior Dash and countless smaller races, but somehow I managed to jack my shoulder and elbow up on the tennis court […]

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May 12, 2014

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2014 Impala Review: Driving at Disney

When I found out that I would be reviewing the new 2014 Chevy Impala during the TravelingMom.com retreat at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando I was a little skeptical. Even though the Impala has been an iconic car for decades, I still expected to see a car that was, um … old. Well, was […]

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April 29, 2014

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Birthday Beginnings: 43

Yesterday I celebrated my 43rd birthday. Gasp! Yup, 43. I’m not quite sure how I got here so fast but I’m grateful for each new year. As I get older I definitely feel like I’m getting wiser, more confident and more appreciative of life and all it’s gifts. On my birthday I like to reflect […]

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April 22, 2014

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Reebok SkyScape Giveaway: Create Your Own Style + Comfort

I stay on my feet. Literally. Not only when I’m running races, but when I’m “running” my kids to and from their activities, “running” my household and “running” for work, too. When it comes to shoes comfort is most important to me. I had a fight with plantar fasciitis when I was training for my […]

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April 17, 2014

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Renewing Our Vows: Wifey’s Getting Married Again

Next month Husband and I will be celebrating 15 years of marriage. Wow. Fifteen years. We’ve shared some truly amazing moments learning, growing and experiencing life together. And, we’ve shared some truly challenging moments learning, growing and experiencing life together. While the bliss has most definitely outweighed the bad make no mistake – marriage takes […]

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