Weekend 5K & Being an Imperfect Intuitive Eater

Hi, Friends! Coming at ‘cha from the hospital break room at work today. If my photos are unusually ugly and my grammar is especially nightmarish, we are gonna still be friends, okay? Good. Real life: Hope your weekend was restful and left you feeling rejuvenated! I went to (surprise, surprise) Dallas…again. Our cousin, Chance, came […]

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Ulcerative Colitis: 5 Years Later

Happy November! Is this the fastest year ever for anyone else? Just me? It’s flying by in a hurry! I realized today that it has been five whole years since my ulcerative colitis diagnosis– woo! So much has changed in the last five years, and today I’m making a post about five obstacles that I […]

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Have Snacks, Will Travel + 3 Healthy Road-Trip Snacks

Hi, Friend! I know it’s been a minute. Let’s catch up. We have been doing even more traveling, but that’s the purpose of summer, right?! We drove to West Texas last weekend, and if you’ve ever seen Fievel Goes West for all my ’90s kids, that’s the kind of landscape I’m talking about: roadrunners, cactus, and […]

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A Life-Changing Diagnosis & 5 Ways to Cope

The question I get asked most often by friends and strangers alike is, “How did you know something was wrong?” Please don’t use my experience in lieu of a doctor’s professional opinion. If you think something is wrong…go get checked out!  Okay. Here’s my story: Once upon a time in early Fall at a coffee […]

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Day 1 Half-Marathon Training Recap + Pick-Me-Up Morning Smoothie Recipe

Today started off with a phone call from my neighbor. “Are you Jaxon’s owner? He’s in my living room.” Silly me-thinking we had a morning routine, especially on gorgeous days like these.  Jaxon normally likes to do his business and then sunbathe when it’s a warmer day, just for about ten or twenty minutes, and […]

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This is The Remix to Remission

Hi, friends! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! I’ve been seeing a lot of encouraging posts from my friends on Instagram along the lines of, “Keep persevering! The good stuff is right around the corner.” And “I hated the first hard four miles of my run today, but I kept enduring, and by mile five […]

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How to Start Running in 4 Easy Steps

Have you ever thought, “I’d really like to run, but there’s no way I can run __ miles.” OR “I used to run all the time! But I haven’t in forever.”? Fear not, I’m here for ya. Solidarity. When I started running my longest distance was a 5k obstacle race that I basically walked with […]

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Warrior Wednesdays

Hope everyone had a great Wednesday. I like to call these days, “Warrior Wednesdays”. They only come every six weeks/ every time the Crohn’s starts knocking at the door, and they’re infusion days. How I make Warrior Wednesdays not suck even though I’m strapped to an IV pole for hours: Naps. OH. And Pizza. Specifically, […]

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