9 Things to Do When You’re Having A Bad Day

We all have those days when we feel like the world is stacked against us. Maybe something major is weighing on you, or maybe the little things are adding up. Either way, its okay to take a grown-up time out!

If you’ve just had one of those days, here’s 9 ways to take a break and make yourself feel just a little better.

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Torchlight 5k 2019 Race Recap

Last year, I ran the torchlight 5k race for the first time, because a friend of mine really wanted to do it. I’m not big on 5k races, and I don’t really know why. I prefer to run long distances, but I’m usually more successful (ranking wise) at the shorter distances. And they’re pretty fun too since you’re only miserable for like 20 minutes! We decided to run again this year, and another friend of mine happened to be in town, so she was able to run it too!

After a few weeks of marathon training in really hot weather, we were lucky to have a non-humid 80 degree race day. The cool thing about the torchlight 5k is that it’s right before a big parade in Minneapolis, so the run is at 7:30pm and the course is along the parade route. Races are normally so early in the morning, but I always feel much faster running in the afternoon/evening!

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Bathroom Remodel Inspo

One of the next projects on my home remodel bucket list is my bathroom. I already did a pretty extensive remodel before I moved into my house by refinishing the tile from yellow to white. (You can read about that project here!)

I also put a new floor down and painted the walls. But, I’ve never really loved my bathroom counter or vanity. The stone top is stained in a few places and has yellowed. The vanity is old and just not great. My goal for the project is to replace the vanity and the top to make the bathroom feel new and updated. Depending on how that project goes, I may choose to redo the floors as well, because they are a little plain jane.

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Red, White, and Boom 2019 Race Recap

One of my favorite races of the year is the Red, White, and Boom half marathon in Minneapolis. This was the race that I first broke a 2:00 half marathon, on my second race ever. It usually ends up being a super hot and humid day, but something about the excitement of the race makes up for the weather! The race also follows a pretty flat and scenic course, with lots of people coming out to celebrate the event. The race finishes by running across the historic stone arch bridge which is always a great ending!

As I shared after my last half marathon, it’s been a rough season of racing for me. After having a great 10 mile race at goal pace, and feeling like my training was going so well, I got sick and it all fell apart in 2 half marathon attempts after that. I also discovered that I had an iron deficiency, and suspect that I was overtraining and exhausting my body between the two half marathon attempts.

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6 Negative Habits To Stop Today

Negativity is a habit that spreads endlessly. It can spread from one part of your day to the next, from one interaction to the next, and from one person to the next. It takes a lot of work to remove yourself from negativity, each and every day. But there are small habits that you can work on breaking, that will make you feel so much better once you step away from them.

I’ve been working a lot on negative thoughts, feelings, and relationships lately, and these steps have helped me so much!

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7 Running Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

Running is one of the most simple sports. All you need is yourself and a pair of shoes! Despite this, the market is flooded with products aimed to help runners be better, faster, and more comfortable. Where do you even begin?

I try not to rely too much on gimmicky gear for running, because working on your body and mind is where you will actually make improvements. But, there are a few things that I have found along the way that I wouldn’t live without now. Here are my top suggestions that you won’t regret spending the money on:

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