People sometimes question how I can continue to stay positive in the midst of so much turmoil in our lives. My answer? Nonstop personal development and a hell of a lot of support. Oh, and coffee. Coffee helps too πŸ˜‰ Last night, after an overwhelming day, I came home to find 2 packages on the kitchen counter, both addressed to me 😍 One contained a new personal development book that I have been coveting for a year 😯 and the other had 2 brand new shiny motivational mugsπŸ€—!! I am a SUCKER for a coffee mug. Let me just say that outright. But it was the handwritten notes that started the tears. Reminders that someone sees that I’m trying. That it’s hard. That I can do this. We all think we’re so strong and we don’t need to hear that stuff. Then, when someone DOES give us that kind word, or hug, or smile, we crumble because our hearts are secretly ACHING for it! So, thank you, Sophie, for your random act of kindness, your perfectly timed words, and my new shiny treasures! I am lucky to be able to call you a friend ❀️

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In case you were wondering where I’ve been the last few days…I took a nasty spill in Brooklyn over the weekend (courtesy of my little guy running under my legs) and have been nursing some injuries to my knee and foot. Everything is feeling much better now but I’m still not able to lace up my sneakers because of my foot. So my running regimen will include a few more days of walking, it seems! #life #rollingwiththepunches #orfallsinthiscase #blackandblue #bruisingismyspeciality #nothingtoaboss

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I decided that I’d like to start training for another race this summer! I don’t know about you, but setting a goal really helps keep me motivated on the days I don’t feel like lacing up my sneakers (which happens to be most days πŸ˜‚)! So I set a goal (run a 10k in September) and then found myself a running partner (luckily I have an awesome friend on campus with me πŸ˜‰)! We met up and started our training with a 2.5 mile run today! I feel great!! Anyone else training for an event this summer? #day1 #30minutes #progressnotperfection #plantbased #plantpowered #veganwarrior #asthmaticathlete

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