August 26, 2014

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kenya

This summer I had the opportunity to take an unexpected 9-day media trip to Kenya which has become one of my all time favorite places in the world. I never thought it could rival my love for Capri, Italy, or Barcelona, Spain, but the Masai Mara in Kenya instantly won my affection. This was my […]

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August 21, 2014

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Middle School Independence, My #Blogust First

As moms our lives are continually filled with firsts. Each day with kids brings new milestones, new opportunities and new challenges, too. This is my first year as a mother of two middle schoolers. My son, Miles, just started 8th grade, and my baby girl, Milan, made the move from elementary school to 6th grade. […]

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August 12, 2014

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5 Reasons to runDisney at Disneyland

In light of registration opening today for runDisney’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, I’m channeling my inner princess and sharing 5 reasons to runDisney at Disneyland. While I have many reasons that I’d love to pack my bags and jet-set across the country to Walt Disney’s original theme park, these five top my list: Logistics […]

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August 5, 2014

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My Next Race: Black Girls Run! Sweat With Your Sole 15K

I just registered for my next race, the Black Girls Run! Sweat With Your Sole 15K on September 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Fun! The race is a part of the third annual race and conference weekend hosted by Black Girls Run! I wasn’t able to attend last year’s weekend but I was a blog ambassador […]

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July 28, 2014

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5 Tips to Revive Your Running Routine

Tips to Revive Your Running

Wouldn’t it be nice if life was perfect and everything we decided to do happened with no setbacks? Yup, it would be, but it’s not perfect. Or, as a good friend once told me, “life is not neat.” Everyone suffers from setbacks. It’s not that they happen but how we handle them that truly matters. […]

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July 22, 2014

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

Coca-Cola 5K crew

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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