Essential Oils, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Running

One Year Later…

Hi Friends!!

So I realized the other day that it’s been about a year since my first post!  I’m coming up again on the Trick-or-Trot 5k with the Orioles, which was my first fitness post! Continue reading “One Year Later…”

Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Running

Baltimore Running Festival!

It’s here! Tomorrow is my first half marathon race. I’m kind of in awe that I’ve actually made it this far, and that I can cross off probably my loftiest goal/New Year’s resolution.

My goal is to finish the face under 2:30 – my Charles St. 12 race time was 2:00:05, but this race is supposed to be harder… so I’m hoping that’s a reasonable goal. Continue reading “Baltimore Running Festival!”

Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Mental Health

So…. tired….

Lately I’ve run into a pattern that basically amounts to me being too busy for my own good.  Unfortunately, my priorities are a little out of line and sleep seems to be what takes the brunt of the problem.  I don’t really want to admit how little sleep I’ve gotten over the past month because I know how bad it is.  Let’s just say I tend to see the later parts of the night and double digits on the clock more often than not.  (Thankfully though, I don’t see the single digits before going to sleep.) Continue reading “So…. tired….”

Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness, Running

Running Group Update

Hey there friends! So it’s been a crazy month / six weeks. Starting the new job, moving and joining the running group has made for a kind of ridiculous schedule. Thankfully though, things are starting to calm down and I’m settling into a new version of a normal schedule. Continue reading “Running Group Update”

Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness

Essential Oils + Running

As you know from my first post, I started using essential oils because I was looking for natural remedies for my acne.  But the more I learned about the oils, the more I found I could incorporate them into more of my daily life.  As I began to develop my fitness routine, I began to add the oils into my pre and post running practice. Continue reading “Essential Oils + Running”

Essential Oils, Mental Health


You may have noticed that I took a short break from posting here last week.  Unfortunately, the busy-ness of January has carried over into February, and I’ve been having a hard time carving out some “me” time.

I met with my dietitian last week, and admitted that, despite no sugar, something was still not quite right.  I had been pretty “regular” (if you catch my drift) when starting out on the sugar free path, but about two weeks ago, something changed enough to throw everything off kilter.  While it probably doesn’t directly affect this issue, meaning, I don’t think a no sugar diet causes constipation, but I do think that no sugar has played a small part of this problem.  My dietitian mentioned that not only is the digestive system affected by the food you eat and amount of liquid you drink, but also other, more external factors, like movement/exercise, sleep, and stress can also cause problems.   Continue reading “Stress”