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 right after the finish line. […]

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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 checklist: Running shoes Race day […]

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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 up on my nightstand: This […]

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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 some of these will sound […]

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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 new skill Take this time […]

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Anywhere in the World

Photo source. I love traveling – seeing new sites, experiencing different cultures, tasting unfamiliar foods, meeting new people. I find enjoyment in figuring out how to get from point A to point B and see it all in between because traveling is more than just the destination, but the journey to get there. There are […]

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My New House Tour

I am participating in Love Bailey Jean’s Blogtember challenge where I follow a daily writing prompt. Today’s topic is to give a house tour which is fitting as Adam and I moved into our new house about one month ago. House Tour Begins Now My favorite part of the living room is the stone fireplace. […]

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What I’m Listening To – September Playlist

I am participating in Love Bailey Jean’s Blog-tember challenge where I’ll post everyday this month following prompts. Today’s topic is create a playlist and I love listening to music. I organized my playlist similar how I go about my day. Early Morning I sing along with worship music in the morning to get my day […]

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Memorable Birthday in Spain

I am participating in Love Bailey Jean’s Blog-tember challenge where I’ll post everyday this month following prompts. Today’s topic is what was your most memorable birthday. My Most Memorable Birthday I’ve had many memorable birthdays – ranging from last year receiving my DSLR camera from my husband to tailgating at an Iowa State football game […]

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Currently in September

I am participating in Love Bailey Jean’s Blog-tember challenge where I’ll post everyday this month following prompts. I know I’m late to the game BUT better late than never. Now, I’m committing from today to the end of the month.  I’m currently: Reading… Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey. Lent to me by my […]

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