I Signed Up for a 10k!

You guys!!!! I just registered for that 10k that my city does…the one on my 30 Before 30 list. I am SO excited! It’s in June and Hubster agreed to run with me.

That’s all I wanted to say, really. Eeep! Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #26 Tour a Winery

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I’m crossing another thing off of my 30 Before 30 list! While in Paso Robles, California, for Fitcation ’13, I was able to tour not one but two wineries. Castoro Cellars was beautiful and hosts the annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival. We also went to Halter Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #11 Go Sea Kayaking Again

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Fitcation ’13 helped me check an item off of my 30 Before 30 list. I went sea kayaking again! When Hubster and I went kayaking on our honeymoon in Mendocino, California, I knew I had to go kayaking in the Pacific again someday. Many of the Fitcation ’13 ladies and I Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #19 Take a Fitness Class

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I did it! I took a Zumba class!

Group fitness classes intimidate me. I’m more of a work-out-alone type of person. I’ve never wanted to chat while I’m sweating. I wanted to challenge myself to take a class, though, and I finally did it. I went to Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #14 Take a CPR Class

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When I was 11, I took a babysitting course through the American Red Cross.  They taught us CPR…but thankfully, I never had to use it.  That was 14 years ago.  I thought it was time to brush up my knowledge, and C’s near-choking on a piece of pizza Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #5 Join a Local Mom’s Group

In the fall, I joined a local chapter of MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers.  We meet a couple times each month at a local church.  While I hang out with the other moms, C gets to play with other kids his age.  I have to admit, it’s a nice little Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #12 Visit Disney World for the First Time

I just realized that I can cross another item off of my 30 Before 30 list!

We visited Disney World in January, and it was our first time there. It was so much fun and, while it was difficult to be there with a toddler, I’m so glad we went as a family. Even though C won’t remember his trip Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #23 Meet an Online Friend in Person

In the past year, I’ve made awesome connections with some really amazing women in the blogosphere.  One of my 30 Before 30 goals was to meet one of them in person.

I met a fellow Mamavation Sista back in August.  I had just pledged to the Mamavation Sistahood and realized that Rachel (@rachhabs, Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #28 Go on a girls’ trip

I can cross off #28 on my 30 Before 30 list!

I went on a girls’ trip last weekend with my friend, Rachel, to Door County, WI.  We had an awesome time, despite the chilly weather that neither of us expected.

Our first stop was the White Gull Inn, renowned for their Cherry Stuffed French Toast.  It was so delicious Continue Reading…

Getting Back into Jogging

I’m really excited about getting back into jogging again.  At about this time last year, I started training for a 5k that I completed in October.  My goal at that time was to finish in under 45 minutes, and I believe I came in at about 42 minutes.  That was the last Continue Reading…

30 Before 30

Well, folks, last week I turned 25!  Happy Birthday to me!  There were several things on my 25 Before 25 list that I didn’t complete.  I’m determined to complete everything on this new 30 Before 30 list, especially since I have 5 years to finish this one instead of Continue Reading…