Author Archives: runswithpugs

5 reasons not to quit on quitters day

Sunday, January 17 is National Quitters Day, the day that most people are likely to quit their New Year’s Resolutions. I’m here to tell you not to do it! Don’t quit! You started 2021 with a plan. Maybe you committed … Continue reading

5 races to run in 2021

I think everyone is ready for some in-person races to run in 2021 (where safe), and I’ve felt comfortable compiling the start of a calendar again. In the past, my goal was an average of one race per month, and … Continue reading

my best books of 2020

Coming up with my best books of 2020 was a bit challenging. 2021 will be way more robust in terms of what I devour, but let’s go ahead and work with what we have. Even though I am an avid … Continue reading

|week 2| new year, new mindset

Having a new mindset in 2021 really helped to keep things moving along this year. Last week I talked about some new goals, and this week sees me realizing them all! Sunday – 3.77 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day … Continue reading

5 ways to prioritize your mental wellbeing in difficult times

2021 is off to one hell of a start, and I don’t know how long my mental wellbeing can take it. I managed to power through last year, but I am very much on my last, frayed nerve. Fitness is … Continue reading

|race report| new year’s rockin’ 5k – 1.2.21

The New Year’s Rockin’ 5K was the answer to a Florida runner’s prayer. Holiday races are truly so special to me, and I was stoked to have the chance to register for a 5K centered on the new year. Why … Continue reading

|week 1| fresh start for the new year

It’s a fresh start for the new year and I am so happy to be here for another year of fitness and growth with you all! I have a lot of plans for 2021, and can’t wait to get started. … Continue reading

reclaim: my word of the year

Happy New Year! It’s that special time to turn a new page and pick a word of the year. A word that will define our choices, actions, and goals for the next 365 days. I am not usually one to … Continue reading

who’s ready for a january challenge?

On Friday, we will ring in the new year, which means it’s time to take on a January challenge! I’m not going to pretend that 2021 is going to change everything, but it is a time to renew, refresh, and … Continue reading

week 52: the last week of a bizarre year

Here we are! The last week of 2020! I don’t know if that’s going to be a good thing or a bad thing, but I am very hopeful that 2021 bring with it so many amazing things, and a shift. … Continue reading

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