I honestly had no idea how this race was going to go. Two weeks prior, I had taken an entire rest week after racing St. George 70.3, and then two half marathons back to back, Rock n’ Roll San Diego … Continue reading
After the Steamboat Half Marathon, my body was sore. Like really f’ing sore. More sore than I have been in a long time. More sore than after St. George 70.3. This told me something. This told me, my body is … Continue reading
My best friend from college, Betsy, and I were chatting (she lives in Denver), and she was telling me that she was going to Steamboat for the Steamboat half marathon. Even though, I had just raced the Rock n’ Roll … Continue reading
I’m not going to lie, stand alone half marathon’s intimidate me. Shoot, stand alone running races intimidate me. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s that you can’t suck at one event, and hope that another event will help bring you … Continue reading
As some of you might know, I LOVE patterned workout pants, so it was no surprise that I fell in love with Liquido, as they make some of the most fun patterned workout pants out there. They recently launched a campaign called, I Wear Love, and I was fortunate to take part. Clothes are not just clothes, they don’t just make us look pretty, but they change the way we feel. Every morning, when we wake up we have the choice to put on something that feels like “me”, that makes us feel confident, and happy. Clothes are more than just a fashion statement. They can change the way a person feels inside.
I was excited to share that #IWearAdventure – this is one way that clothes make me feel. They make me feel adventurous and like I want to go explore the world.
They have lots of other options for the tank, and I’ve paired it with the awesome Peacock patterned leggings. I’m loving running, yoga-ing, and all that jazz in my Liquido Active wear. Here are some photos that I also shared on Instagram. Happy Adventuring! xoxo! Katie
Well you all said you wanted a tutorial on how I do my side french braid up-do. So, I gave it a shot! Let me know what you think, and I will start to make more of these, if you … Continue reading
I want to tell you a story… In high school, I dated a guy for 3yrs, and music was his life. I like music. I like all kinds of music, folk, pop, country, rock, but I’m not a live music … Continue reading
I am falling behind people! This past week has been crazy with work, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon. I don’t mind, but it’s definitely making getting my workouts in a challenge. Plus, … Continue reading
I promised you all new ab workouts, and so here is the first one! I’m still working on my video skills, but hopefully this is an improvement from the past ones. I’m trying as hard as I can to bring you all top notch quality content along with top notch quality workouts!
The Ab challenge is running til June 21st. Follow along with my ab workouts and share your photos on Instagram using #ShowHowYouNeon for a chance to win prizes from Roka Sports, Coeur Sports, Osmo Nutrition, Bobo’s Oat Bars, and Liquido Active!
Can’t wait to hear your alls feedback on this new ab workout! Let me know what you think!
I read a quote recently that says, “When you stop learning, you stop growing.” A struggle I have that I recently realized is that I’m always striving for “perfection”. To not make mistakes. To be the perfect person whether that be at work, in potential relationships, in friendships, etc. I’m terrified of anyone seeing faults in me. I’m terrified that if I make a mistake that makes me a worse person. But, really, aren’t mistakes how we learn? AND, let’s be serious, no one is ever going to be perfect.
I feel like I take criticism really well, but sometimes if it comes from specific people, I take it personally, and see it as a “defect” instead of an area where I can grow. I see it as “maybe this person won’t love me anymore, or like me anymore” instead of that’s something I need to work on. I try not to criticize others because I can always spin a criticism into a positive. Or somehow I see it as an opportunity to help someone else. I don’t see it as a fault, or a reason to not love someone. In fact, when I learn people’s faults, it usually makes me love them even more. So, why can’t I turn around and think the same thing about myself?
Why can’t I accept that mistakes don’t equal “you suck”. Mistakes don’t mean you can’t move on or move past them. Mistakes don’t mean you need a “fresh start” or a “clean slate”. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and to grow. The problem is when we make the same mistakes over and over again. If we never learn from them, then we aren’t growing.
I’m constantly striving to grow. I love to reflect and to be introspective. I want to be a better person. Every day I try to be better. When I look back at my life a year ago, 3yrs ago, 5yrs ago, 10yrs ago. I have grown. I have learned. And it is something that we must accept that we will continue to make mistakes. We will continue to learn. And we will continue to grow. That is part of the life journey. We will continue to be challenged. To have to ask for forgiveness. And to practice forgiving others. We will learn how to let go and move on, over and over again. We will learn how to love, over and over again. So, I ask you, just like I ask of myself, to let go of “perfection” and simply strive to be the best version of yourself every day. To accept that you will make mistakes, and that when you do, to acknowledge them, learn from them, and move forward.
So, what was it that I learned this week? To stick to my guns. Probably will learn this one 100 more times in life in different scenarios, but to truly trust and own what I want and what I deserve and to not settle for anything less than that. That it’s ok to step away from something that isn’t what you want or deserve. To trust actions not words.
What did you learn this week in life?