I haven’t had very many race recaps this year because all of my races have either been moved to virtual or have been cancelled. I didn’t think that I would be a fan of virtual races because the race environment is what makes races special and fun. But, after months of running without any challenge, virtual races are better than nothing!
The Twin Cities One Mile race is always a fun one for me. I never run just a mile for speed, so I never know how it will turn out. I was really nervous about running this one virtually, because in previous years, the crowd and competition have definitely been a huge help.
It’s been an emotionally draining couple of weeks (or you know, year), so this week I decided I was going to take a day off work for a little self care. For me, this meant waking up for a sunrise run, shopping the new fall home decor at Target, and decorating my house for fall!
It felt nice to refresh the space and to buy some fun new things. Each year, I try a little different look to change things up. I started decorating with what I already had to get a better idea of what things would be nice to buy to complete the look. Before heading out to the store, I take pictures of what I already have and the spaces I want to use them in, so that I can be more thoughtful and intentional with what I buy.
I’ve always been a relatively confident person. I have a very type-A personality, and work incredibly hard at just about everything I do (whether this is healthy or not is up for debate!). One trait that I admire about myself, is that I am usually really proud of the things I have accomplished and have confidence that I can achieve just about anything that I want to.
I really believe that confidence isn’t just inherited, but its something that is built and practiced in day to day life. We all struggle with it at times, but there area lot of ways you can work to build your confidence on your own.
If you’ve ever opened your closet full of clothing and said “I have NOTHING to wear!”, you are not alone! The problem usually isn’t about not having enough clothes, but not having the RIGHT pieces in order to pull outfits together. I’ve found that a few staple pieces allow me to pull together stylish outfits for any occasion.
The key is doing the legwork to find pieces that are a great quality and fit your body. That way they will last for years to come, and continue to be the staples you throw on day after day. Keep reading to see my key wardrobe pieces and why they have become my go-to style secrets.
It’s been a few months since I’ve shared what I’m loving. To be honest, this blog has been a little bit of a struggle this year. I always want to be relevant to your lives and right now doesn’t feel like a great time to just be sharing lists of things that you should buy!
For this month’s “what I’m loving”, instead of just sharing stuff, I’m trying to share ideas to treat yourself or make your life just a little happier.
This year, many of our fall traditions may have to look different. Instead of football games and halloween parties, we’ll have to find different ways to celebrate the season. Now is the time to start planning ways to make fall feel special for you and your loved ones.
Instead of focusing on what we are missing this year, I encourage you to focus on what you can safely do and still enjoy. Who knows, maybe you will start a new family tradition!