I don't like New Year's Resolutions 
....but I have made a small list of things
 I would like to see change for me in 2013.  
UGH but herre we go!

1) Run more.  With my husbands schedule and my girls being so busy with school, soccer and cross country, it's been HARD to get my daily runs in.  So, definitely MORE RUNNING!
2) Be a better instructor and trainer.  I am always looking for ways to be better and the one thing that will help me is to get out of my own head.  I live in it and I need to become a neighbor and just be the best!
3) Give more to others.  Starting with this blog.  I love receiving information and sharing it with everyone else because even though we are all different, it's good to hear what others are up to and how we can learn from them as well.  There is always a lesson to be learned.
4) Become "COCK" strong!!!  LOL! I know that sounds crazy but I just want to be a little ball of muscle again! I love being able to teach, train and GO like the energizer bunny! So, you will see me doing more and hopefully feeling stronger than ever before!
5) Personally, I want to be a more loving wife and stronger mom.  Yes, I want to be "SuperWomen"! It will benefit my family and when they are happy, I am happy! What does that mean? Get more organized, put what's important first and continue to build a strong foundation for my girls to jump and leap from.  Do you get it?

What are your New Year's Resolutions.  I don't believe in long lists because you start to make long lists and then get disappointed that you can not finish that list.  So, start with 3 or 4 things that are "DO-ABLE" and get it going! Do NOT set yourself up for disappointment.  It's the hardest thing to swallow.  I would love to know what you are doing for the New Year! Many of you email me and that's great!!! Keep the coming and don't hesitate to comment as well!

Happy New Year!
Just because it is the holiday season, don't give up on your health.  Stay in shape, fight off the flu season and eat right.  Don't give an excuse that it's your families fault or there is no time or you are "on vacation".  When it comes to your health and well being, you are never on vacation.  
So, get out there and "do it"!




NIKE Women's Free+ 3.0 Shield Running Shoe Retails for $110 at Sports Authority. Great shoe for the gym and functional training. It is flexible and hugs around your foot so that you can various moves in the gym!

SPIbelt is one of my FAVORITE things to run with.  This is such a simple little gadget yet perfect for all your little stuff when you are out and about OR on a long run.  It retails from $19.99-$30.00 and it's worth every penny.  

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD is an On-Ear Headphones and comes in various colors.  These headphones give high-definition sound with proprietary titanium coasted drive technology.  In other words, the music sound REALLY ReaLLY good!  Retails for $199.99-$299.99.

Under Armour long compression tights are the BEST for the chilly season.  I have mine on right now and I just love them.  You can grab them from your local sporting goods retailer and they retail for about $50.  Great item to wear to the gym or on a long cold run!

Great item for "traveling" workout warriors, the SPRI Xertube. You can use this in your hotel room, office or dare I say the airport to get your workout on! There are hundreds of exercises you can do and keep your level of strength training up. These tubes retail between $15.00 to $50.00 depending on how many you purchase at a time.

Happy Holidays, Safe Travels and Happy New Year!

As a runner, we LOVE to run for a cause.  Well, you don't have to be a runner to give and help others. The American Red Cross does so much for so many but it could not work without our donations and hearts for giving.  Check out the latest email that American Red Cross Supporters receive from President and CEO of ARC, Gail McGovern and find out how you can get involved.
When Kerry Barnes's home was devastated by a house fire, the Red Cross was able to provide immediate assistance to get her and her family back on their feet. People like you know that every disaster, big or small, is life changing for the family who lives through it.

Watch her inspirational video about the fire now, and share her story with your own loved ones on Facebook or Twitter.
Responding to everyday disasters like house fires and flooding is a huge part of what we do at the American Red Cross. Our volunteers and staff are on the scene right away, with water and snacks for hungry families, gift cards to purchase clean clothes and food, mops and brooms to clean up damaged homes even toothbrushes. They also sit with families who have lost everything, providing the emotional support that can be overlooked when disaster strikes. 

These aren’t just niceties – they’re the first steps towards helping families rebuild their lives. And they’re only possible thanks to supporters like you. 
Make a life-changing year end gift today to help people who need it most.
Thank you again for your support. Together we can help transform peoples' stories of pain, confusion and fear … into stories of hope.


Gail McGovern
President and CEO, American Red Cross