Mental Health, Productivity

My Favorite YouTubers

I watch YouTube....virtually every day. This is a new thing for me beginning some time within the past 2 years. It started when I was searching for reviews of a workout program I was doing and I stumbled on - well, I'm not sure really. Just a bunch of bomb ladies (for the most part)… Continue reading My Favorite YouTubers

Running

Why Everyone should run a Marathon

This morning I went to the gym for the first time in a little less than a week and a half. It was rough. My endurance was great (I mean, it better be after marathon training for 6 months) but my whole body was just so tired. It didn't get me down though. I know… Continue reading Why Everyone should run a Marathon

Running

1 week till the marathon check in

The other day I went out for a 5 mile run. I expected it to go how it usually goes. I run until I have to walk a little bit. While the time spent walking has been less and less (especially over the last few weeks) I don't expect anything different. I finish my 1… Continue reading 1 week till the marathon check in

Mental Health, Running

How Running has Helped my Mental Health

If you've followed or known me for a while, you'll know that I've had generalized anxiety since I was a kid. I'm a little fuzzy of when I was exactly diagnosed but if memory serves me right, it was around 6th grade, so 11 years old. All throughout my childhood up until my 20's I… Continue reading How Running has Helped my Mental Health

Creative Living

My Acting Career and why I don’t talk about it much

If you've followed my blog for a while or know me personally, you know that I've been an actor since I was 11 years old. I started in community theatre like we all do, studied acting in high school and college, then I went out into the world and worked as both an amateur and… Continue reading My Acting Career and why I don’t talk about it much

Running

5 Unique Running Tips

When I first decided I'd run a marathon I scoured the internet for ways to make it easier. I found some good advice. I learned how important RICE is (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for when I had an injury. I learned that you should wear compression leggings to help blood flow. I learned that stopping… Continue reading 5 Unique Running Tips

Mental Health

5 Tips to soothe a Mental Breakdowns

Last night I had my 4th or maybe 5th mental breakdown of this year. I can't even keep track anymore. If you're unfamiliar, a mental breakdown is a period of mental distress. Similar to a panic attack but it sometimes varies in intensity. I find panic attacks to be way more intense. Usually it's hard… Continue reading 5 Tips to soothe a Mental Breakdowns

Running

6 Weeks until the Marathon Update

The amount of random trails I have found in Chicago is astonishing. I ran down California Avenue one day and stumbled on a running track right along the edge of the Chicago river. It wasn't large by any means, but it was there. It led me into a small forest surrounded by rocks, leaves and… Continue reading 6 Weeks until the Marathon Update