Posts Tagged ‘about me’

I Have Something To Tell You

I’ve been really loving blogging lately. I feel like I have finally hit my style – shorter, more specific posts that allow me to cover the many things I love to discuss. I can go from serious posts like my “Stuffed With Emptiness” series to workouts to stuff with the kids to laughing at myself.

Everyone may not love it all, but I hope sharing more of myself allows us each to connect in our own way. I literally always have something to say (and I like a variety), so I appreciate the chance to come here and do so. Yet sometimes, things get put aside and I don’t want them to miss out on the blogging fun. So here you have some random parts of the day that I don’t want to get lost in the vortex of my “to blog” list.

I sat in my car for 30 minutes before starting my run this morning.

The past few weeks it started getting light enough to run by 6:30. Not so this morning. I tried three times to go out, but then the heeby-jeebies of running in the dark got to me, so I turned around. I finally gave up and chilled in the car until shortly after 7.

I always hard core crave beer the day of my long runs.


I crave it so badly, in fact, that I went to the store specifically for beer this afternoon. It was the star of my afternoon snack.


An afternoon snack that featured a scrambled egg with pepperjack cheese sandwich, a bottle of Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale, and a Reese’s peanut butter cup. That may just be the most random combination I have ever had. I don’t care. I adored every bite/sip.

I hate that I look younger than I actually am.

I got carded at the store when buying the beer. That didn’t bother me. The fact that the cashier said he didn’t think I looked like my license picture and made me show him my credit card as another form of ID annoyed me. Apparently I still look like I’m in high school. I may appreciate it when I’m 50…but I don’t right now.

I’m contemplating spending $65 on a cake for Makenzie’s birthday party.

I fell in love with the cake at one of her friend’s parties. A fellow mom friend makes cakes on the side. I decided to reach out to her about making Makenzie’s cake because I could once again have the best cake ever and also support a friend. $65 is steep for something to eat. But I can’t get the dang cake out of my head. I’m waiting to make a decision when my food head is more clear – aka not the day of a long run.

We’re about to head out for a family night at a location about an hour away. I will likely fall asleep within 5 minutes of Peter driving. And I can’t wait.

Have a good night friends!

  • What do you usually crave the day of a long run or tough workout?
  • Do people tend to think you’re older/younger than you are? 

Posted by on October 8th, 2011 46 Comments

I Want To Play! {Fun Fitness Survey}

A few days ago, I came across a fun post from my good pal Lindsey over at the blog Cardio Pizza.

Her post went through a bunch of light-hearted questions related to her personal fitness preferences and goals. I immediately thought “I want to play!”.

Since Friday means fun and light-hearted around here, why not break it out today? I can’t wait to hear some of your answers in the comments! Or read them on your own blog. Open-mouthed smile


Five Fitness Things I Can’t Live Without:

  • running shoes
  • Bosu or stability ball – love the extra challenge from them!
  • someone to watch the kids – yes it’s a fitness thing because it often makes the difference between a workout or not
  • Cathe or Turbo Jam/Kick/Fire DVDs – I need the extra variety
  • dumbbells – most versatile piece of strength equipment

Favorite Pre-Workout Snack or Meal:

I usually have to grab something as I’m rushing to get the kids ready in the morning. This means I need something quick, easy to eat one-handed, and that digests quickly so I don’t feel sick while working out. My favorite options are:

  • a larabar
  • a banana
  • a few handfuls of cereal/granola (Love Grown!!!)

Then, I always eat a big ole breakfast post workout. Oats for the win!

On My Fitness Bucket List:

Hmmm…you know. I don’t really have anything on a bucket list. I guess my biggest thing is to continue having fun with fitness and working on challenging myself in fun, new ways. That changes all the time, so I can’t definitively say what I would put on my fitness bucket list.

Must-Have Tech Tools:

  • Garmin – mainly so I don’t have to pre-plan my running path!!
  • iPhone – for music

Top Exercise Gear:

I love working out in a good sports bra, a tee (preferably wicking material), and either running shorts or capris. I’m still fully in love with all my Champion gear.

Motivational Mantra:

“The finish is worth it” is probably the biggest mantra I use. However, nothing gets me going like my crazy Hammer flash-mob mental game.

Next Big Exercise Goal:

Crossing the finish line of my first half-marathon. Rest assured – I will cry.

Favorite Cardio Exercise:

I never thought this day would come, but running has truly become my favorite form of cardio. I love that I can either push myself for a workout that makes me feel amazed at what my body can handle or simply keep it low and have it recharge me mentally and physically. It’s so versatile and I love that! Cycle classes will always be up there too as a close second.

Favorite Strength Move:

I would have to say the push-up. They never get easier!!! And they work.

  • What’s your next fitness goal?
  • What are some of your fitness must-haves?

Posted by on October 7th, 2011 19 Comments


Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

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Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

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Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

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Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

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