How to Recover from a Half Marathon

I ran my second half marathon on Saturday. The Des Moines Dam to Dam Half Marathon was very hot and humid so we were advised to slow our pace and drink lots of water along the route.  After the race, here's a few recovery steps I took: Don't sit down...

Half Marathon Checklist

The Des Moines Dam to Dam half marathon race is tomorrow. I've been training for the past nine weeks following a schedule. This will be my second half marathon.  Click here for 13.1 race day tips to run your first half marathon.  As the list-maker that I am, here's my...

June Current Reading List

I have quite the to-be-read list that just keeps growing. One of my goals for the year is to read more books - books that I can learn from and books that are entertaining.  I'm reading a few books at the same time so here's the list of what's stacking...

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Round-Up

Recently, someone asked me for a list of dinner ideas so I'm putting together this list of quick and easy dinners that take less than 30 minutes to prep. Here are some of my go-to favorites, and I thought what better place to put that information than here! I know...

9 Things to Do on an Airplane

We've all been there - stuck on an airplane for a couple of hours without an internet connection. I recently flew to Arizona for a couple days with Adam. In preparation, I drummed up 9 things to do on an airplane. Then, I packed my carry on.  1. Learn a...

The Magnolia Story Review: Are You Thriving or Just Surviving

You guys! I recently finished reading The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I about fell over when I saw the book sitting on the newly released table at my library. I could not believe it wasn't checked out or on a waiting list so I scooped it right...

7 Tips to Get Back into a Workout Routine

This is usually the time that everyone is making new resolutions to workout more—after all the holiday feasting and before the summer hits. Did you make fitness goals for the new year? How are those going? Do you hate working out? You shouldn’t. If you are hating your workout routine,...

Bekah Walters Blog: 2017 Expectations

My Christmas of 2016 was full of family visits and friends and neighbors getting together. I hope you were surrounded by all the ones you love as well. It’s been a little quiet on the blog, but get ready for that to change! I'll dive into this year's blog expectations....

Local Craft Sale Finds

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to shop at a local craft sale hosted by Ellyn Carson. The goal of the sale was to help fund her upcoming honeymoon and launch her Etsy shop online. My friends arrived right when the doors opened and they had to wait in line!...

Behind the Scenes: Stiles Family

I am beyond excited to show you behind the scenes footage from the Stiles Family shoot. You should go check out their session, if you haven't already. Adam recently purchased a drone and captured a bit of their session from an aerial perspective. I love it so much! Check out...