running

Race Report: Flannagan’s St. Pat’s Day 5k

  Race Information: Race Name: Flannagan's St. Pat's Day 5k Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 Start Time: 10:00am Location:  Dublin, OH Distance: 5k (3.1 miles) Finish Time: 22:48.3 Average Pace: 7:21 Race Buddies:  Linny (sister), Nikki (friend), Alex (hubby & cheerleader) Goals: Arrive by 9:00am Achieved - I woke up before my 7:00am alarm.  Usually… Continue reading Race Report: Flannagan’s St. Pat’s Day 5k

For The Planet

5 tips for an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day that’s low on environmental impact but still full of love <3

TWO days until Valentine's day - do you have a plan to celebrate?  Most people either love or hate the holiday.  There's not a whole lot of in between.  One thing for sure, though, is that Valentine's day can be one that is extremely wasteful.  Flowers and chocolates wrapped in plastic, gifts purchased and placed… Continue reading 5 tips for an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day that’s low on environmental impact but still full of love ❤

Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday: SAVE THE JARS!

Many of the products we buy come in packaging that CAN be reused, my favorite being glass jars. It's a bonus purchase. Not only do you get the delicious food, you're getting a container that has a versatile life ahead. Also, remember that YOU PAID FOR THAT JAR. Sometimes the packaging that our food comes… Continue reading Tip Tuesday: SAVE THE JARS!

running

Long Run – Sunday 2/3/19

Goodbye polar vortex, hello...spring?  Here in the Midwest the weather has been anything but consistent.  Mid week we had temperatures of -27 degrees with windchill near -50 and this weekend we had highs in the 40's!  I am hopeful that the groundhog's prediction of an early spring holds true so I can get in many… Continue reading Long Run – Sunday 2/3/19

Life

One month down, 11 to go: A year of not buying any new clothing

I set some big goals for 2019, one of which is to refrain from buying any new clothing, shoes or accessories.  Month one of the goal was completed successfully and dare I say EASILY?!  I even managed to sort through my existing apparel in order to minimize what I do have.  Looking back at the… Continue reading One month down, 11 to go: A year of not buying any new clothing

Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday: Create a Zero Waste Kit for on-the-go.

Reducing waste while on-the go is extremely manageable.  The easiest thing to do, is to create a 'Zero Waste Kit' that you can keep in your vehicle or near your entry way to have when you're out and about.  It is likely that you already have the majority of what you'll need to construct your… Continue reading Tip Tuesday: Create a Zero Waste Kit for on-the-go.

For The Planet

Special Delivery: Plastic Freedom Order!

An absolute highlight of this crazy week was getting the notification that my Plastic Freedom order had arrived!  Because it was being shipped from the UK, there was a signature required in order to receive the package.  This meant that I had to go retrieve it from the Post Office or send a representative to… Continue reading Special Delivery: Plastic Freedom Order!

Environmentalism, Favorite Friday

Favorite Friday: Beeswax Wraps

If you're like me, you're interested in reducing the waste you send to the landfill.  I found that the majority of the waste I was producing was coming from the food products I was purchasing.  So much of our day to day lives are focused around making things more convenient hence, the packaging of 'grab-and-go'… Continue reading Favorite Friday: Beeswax Wraps

Life

Hello 2019 – Goals, Goals, Goals!

2019 is here and so are my goals for the year!  I'm not huge on the term 'resolutions', since it insinuates that there's some sort of problem that needs fixed. I prefer to look at my visions for the year as goals to improve what I'm doing or to try something new.  Many of these… Continue reading Hello 2019 – Goals, Goals, Goals!