It’s ok to call it a comeback. 

…come back to center…

…back to reality…

…back to action. 

Yeah, I think it’s ok to call it a comeback. 

I bought myself a new journal (I got into bullet-journaling or “bujo-ing” a few months ago) and just couldn’t wait until 2017 to start using it. 

I think there might be something inside of each of us that gently nudges and says that it’s time to move on from where we are. 

I’m a new mom technically, but tinybaby is a toddler. Still tiny, but growing some freedom. And in the same turn telling me to do the same.

No more reminiscing about what was. 

I’m ready for the new normal. 

I understand there will be less sleep and more flexibility required of me. I’m ok with that- finally. 

Some things I’m about to focus on:

  1. Walking like a vagabond 
  2. Preparing for Whole30 followed by AltShift– reading, planning, clearing out the kitchen
  3. Lifting
  4. Simplifying our house- small space means we get creative, right?
  5. Focusing on identifying my own needs and finding balance

I’m ready to go, I think. I feel like I’ve said this before, but I think now I can really mean it. 


Race Bucket List

I totally stole this idea from Lindy over at Runderella. What a great idea! Like most things, I have this hodge podge list rumbling around in my head and what better than to get it all down “on paper” in one place!

Currently these are in no particular order, and I’m sure I will be adding to this list as times go on…

1. Chicago Marathon

I would love to run this race. I’m from the outskirts of Chicago, and I was most definitely NOT a runner while I lived there, so to be able to “go home” and have all of my friends and family see all the life change that has happened with me would be priceless. Also- train high, run low 🙂

2. Tinkerbell Half Marathon


This race falls right around the time of my anniversary. My hubby and I are both runners, but we only run one race a year together (the Bolder Boulder). It would be great to head out to Cali (I’ve only been once) and check out all the sites and run this one as a married couple. And how adorable is Tink?

3.  Maui Marathon

Not to have another wedding related race, but we took our honeymoon in Maui and fell in love with it (who wouldn’t?) We ran the Maui Oceanfront 10k while we were there, and we would both LOVE to go back and run again. To do a full there would be amazing…

4. Outer Banks Marathon

Ok this may sound silly, but my main reason for wanting to do this one is cause there’s a pirate flag on the main page. All the pictures are gorgeous and I’ve never been to the Carolinas before!Arrrrrrg!

5. Safari Park Half Marathon

I’ve heard some really great things about the San Diego Zoo and to run a half marathon there would be really cool!!! I don’t really need another reason…

6. Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

The bacon lover in me would be amiss if I failed to mention this race. I don’t love Ohio, but I think that this race would be sooooo much fun! When pigs fly, yo!

7. Divas Half Marathon

Ladies. There are a ton of us, getting out there, getting fit. We seriously are built for this. I want to run this race feeling like a queen- the queen of my castle and of my body! AND you get a crown and roses. Hello.

8. Great Wall China Marathon

My husband sent this one to me today- it look like a wild time. And I’ve not been to China- so there’s that!

So that’s what I have for now! I think some Rock n Roll would be cool, maybe have a stab one day at getting fast and qualifying for Boston, and anything with a beautiful destination would all be great places to throw my money and pound some pavement!