Showing posts from September, 2016

DoDeoBetter with Walgreens

This post was created in partnership with Mirum Shopper and FitFluential but all the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 

Do you ever have those days that just fly right by and before you know it, you're putting your littles to bed and wondering where did the day go?   That would definitely give you a very clear picture about how my days have been since school started.  Work, soccer, dance, marathon training, homework.... LIFE!   It's crazy.  I know I definitely bring it on myself.  

Some mornings, I rush around so fast, I forget my deodorant!  GAH!   That shower fresh feeling doesn't exactly last very long in a stuffy classroom.  That's for sure.  I always have a spare deodorant (or two) in my desk drawer.  I would hate to be that smelly teacher!  

But with that said, deodorant is definitely a huge part of my morning routine.  But there are times that I'm rushing so fast, I get white stuff all over my black shirt.  And then I don't notice until lunch time, w…

Three Things Thursday

Happy Fall everyone!  I do love fall.  The beautiful change of the leaves, the crisp air, the pumpkin-flavored everything and apple-flavored everything.  It's a great time of year!  

This afternoon Tucker had a home game and they won!   I love to see the progress of a team as they learn how to pull together to play as a team.  

And I'm super impressed with my own kiddo.  He's really pushing himself this year and becoming much more aggressive on the field.   He's definitely working hard and it shows.  

The new Spandits prints are here!   I'm in love with the Calavera and Flash prints.  Actually, I ordered them a few weeks ago when we had the preview of prints to come.... and hopefully my order will be here soon!  I cannot wait to show off my newest Spandits!   

Remember, if you order Spandits, use SPANDITSLOVE for 10% off and tell the ladies Jen B sent you!!!!  

It's taper time.  I'm driving myself absolutely NUTS!  and I'm pretty sure I'm driving ev…

fall in love with prAna

This post was created in partnership with prAna and FitApproach but all the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 
I'm the typical teacher.  I love my summers and want them to go on forever!  I get terribly sad when each summer comes to an end and we transition back to school and the crazy school schedules that await us.  

BUT, once the gorgeous fall weather settles in, and the air feels more crisp and fall-like, the leaves begin to change and I cannot get enough of pumpkins and apples.   

Then add in soccer games every Saturday morning for my girl, soccer games Tuesday and Thursday nights for my boy, Friday night football games, and the football playing on the TV all day long on Sundays, I'm seriously a happy momma.   

I also get super excited and happy to slip back into my all-time favorite Kara Jeans made by prAna.  I may have a slight obsession with them.   I actually own 7 pairs, one just happened to be in the washing machine at the time.   

When I reach into my closet and…

Why I Hired A Coach

All summer long I have been training for two marathon this fall.  I seriously love fall marathons.  For me, the time commitment for a fall marathon is so much more manageable.  Most of my long runs are done during the summer, when I have a ton more time to dedicate to a plan.    I've tried numerous plans over the past few years (Hanson and Higdon) and then copying Ward's training plans.    While I do coach other runners... I just need someone to coach ME and tell ME what to do.  Otherwise, I seem to drive myself crazy second guessing myself.  

This fall I want to go for that PR, perhaps even a BQ?   Since I am married to a (in my opinion) a pretty awesome runner who happens to BQ just about every time he runs a marathon, I initially wanted him to train me... or pace me.  But he said no.  Which I 100% understand.  It would probably take all of one week before we exchanged heated words.  He told me to hire a coach, so I did!   

I reached out to a few coaches, all of whom are fab…