I did a 5k race this morning in honor of a friend that lost his life to cancer last November. He was a guy that had was so full of life and you always loved being around him. I felt like he was there with me today and I was so glad it was our beloved University of Oklahoma campus. It was the perfect morning. I have to say that I almost did not do the race because I have been dealing with charley horses for the past several days and I did not know how my body would like doing a race but I got up and thought about Cody losing his life and I had mine so I needed to go honor his memory. Life is short and I realize everyday, do not let fear overcome your determination or strength. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. #5k #5krace #nikeplus #determination #goals #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #cancersucks #screwcancer #tiuteam #honoringafriend

I did a 5k race this morning in honor of a friend that lost his life to cancer last November. He was a guy that had was so full of life and you always loved being around him. I felt like he was there with me today and I was so glad it was our beloved University of Oklahoma campus. It was the perfect morning. I have to say that I almost did not do the race because I have been dealing with charley horses for the past several days and I did not know how my body would like doing a race but I got up and thought about Cody losing his life and I had mine so I needed to go honor his memory. Life is short and I realize everyday, do not let fear overcome your determination or strength. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. #5k #5krace #nikeplus #determination #goals #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #cancersucks #screwcancer #tiuteam #honoringafriend

Yay! Got my stickers in the nail today. Going on the Suburban. Next up a triathilon! #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiutri #5k #10krace #5krace #10k #couchto5k #lifeisgood #determination #goals

Yay! Got my stickers in the nail today. Going on the Suburban. Next up a triathilon! #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiutri #5k #10krace #5krace #10k #couchto5k #lifeisgood #determination #goals

I love eggs but definitely love the caramel Cadbury eggs too. Saw this and cracked up. Anybody else have a favorite Easter treat that they have to avoid or just get one of before they are gone? #tiu #tiuok #toneitup #eastertreats #cadburyeggs #toocute

I love eggs but definitely love the caramel Cadbury eggs too. Saw this and cracked up. Anybody else have a favorite Easter treat that they have to avoid or just get one of before they are gone? #tiu #tiuok #toneitup #eastertreats #cadburyeggs #toocute

Had an amazing trip home to see my family. Was excited to complete my first 10k with both my brothers and sister-in-law. Don’t know if you can tell how soaked we were. It poured down rain during the race but we had a blast. We are planning on doing a tri next year! Plus I got to spend time with my dad and roam the beautiful #virginia countryside. Help in the garden with dad on the tractor. Spend the day with my mom and we visited the lavender farm and they had chickens this year. Plus i had a fantastic Birthday with them. What a wonderful trip. Glad to be home but already miss them. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #10krace #tri #tiutri #lifeisgood #visitingfamily #familyissoimportant #vacation

So grateful for my delicious birthday dinner. My brother cooked me an amazing meal. What a wonderful birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚First time in forever I got to spend it with family. πŸ‘πŸ‘ It was a truly special day! I am also grateful and feel extremely blessed for all my fantastic friends and the messages and calls I have received. I was lucky enough to be born on my grandfather’s birthday so it has always been a very blessed day. 😘 #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #mybirthday #birthdaydinner #lifeisgood #spendingtimewithfamily #blessedday #tiuplan #eatclean

So grateful for my delicious birthday dinner. My brother cooked me an amazing meal. What a wonderful birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚First time in forever I got to spend it with family. πŸ‘πŸ‘ It was a truly special day! I am also grateful and feel extremely blessed for all my fantastic friends and the messages and calls I have received. I was lucky enough to be born on my grandfather’s birthday so it has always been a very blessed day. 😘 #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #mybirthday #birthdaydinner #lifeisgood #spendingtimewithfamily #blessedday #tiuplan #eatclean

My first 10k! Had an awesome time yesterday. It was great getting to do the race with my brother, Mike! Also what an amazing race. The crowd was fantastic. Bands playing and pouring down rain but we got it done! #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #10krace #lifeisgood #goals #2014in2014 #2014milesin2014

My first 10k! Had an awesome time yesterday. It was great getting to do the race with my brother, Mike! Also what an amazing race. The crowd was fantastic. Bands playing and pouring down rain but we got it done! #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #10krace #lifeisgood #goals #2014in2014 #2014milesin2014

Just enjoyed an amazing sushi dinner. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #amazingmeal #bestsushi #sushi #gladtobehome #loverichmond #richmond

Just enjoyed an amazing sushi dinner. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #amazingmeal #bestsushi #sushi #gladtobehome #loverichmond #richmond

So excited! Just picked up our Richmond Monument 10k race packets for tomorrow. It’s going to be a wet race but I am stoked for my first 10k and getting to do it with my brothers. Also went to a couple grocery stores. We do not have good stores on Oklahoma so when I come home I always want to go to Trader Joes and checked out this new store for seafood. I see some shrimp, crab, and fish in my future. It sucks being in a land licked state and loving seafood so I always eat my fill when I’m home. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiuplan #10krace #monument10k #traderjoes #lifeisgood #iloveseafood #myfirst10k #2014milesin2014 #2014in2014 #workitout100 #determination #spendingtimewithfamily #bringiton

So excited! Just picked up our Richmond Monument 10k race packets for tomorrow. It’s going to be a wet race but I am stoked for my first 10k and getting to do it with my brothers. Also went to a couple grocery stores. We do not have good stores on Oklahoma so when I come home I always want to go to Trader Joes and checked out this new store for seafood. I see some shrimp, crab, and fish in my future. It sucks being in a land licked state and loving seafood so I always eat my fill when I’m home. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiuplan #10krace #monument10k #traderjoes #lifeisgood #iloveseafood #myfirst10k #2014milesin2014 #2014in2014 #workitout100 #determination #spendingtimewithfamily #bringiton

The past couple of weeks have been extremely difficult for me and this is the reason for my absence from Instagram. Boy have I miss you and your check ins. I had a lot on my plate and I am not one to get stressed out but I had some situations in my life that caused major stress. This in turn caused a lot of issues with pain throughout my body. If you have followed me for awhile, you know I have early onset of arthritis. Well the past two weeks between stress and my arthritis pain, I have been just on survival mode. Hopefully with the weather changing and the stressors gone now, I will be able to get back on track. In this time I have realized that the mind is such an important part of our body and we need to feed it daily and nurture it also. So I started some mediation exercises this past weekend. This has been extremely hard because I have ADHD and cannot shut down my brain or my body. So I have been able to do 8 minutes of meditation. I also have been reading Chi Running. This is such a great book. I recommend checking it out. I also found this awesome app called calm. It has scenes with white noise. You can set timers and other goodies. I hope everyone is doing well and I will be catching up on your posts. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiuplan #meditation #mindbodysoul #arthritis #lifeisgood #positive #positiveoutlook #yoga #chirunning #taichi #relaxingisimportant #dealingwithpain

Did some meal prep tonight because I gave been off my game lately and my body does not like it. So roasted some salmon with veggies and Yukon golds. Made a nice simple salad to add to meals. Made lemon yogurt covered chicken thighs with some great seasonings. Roasted some maple cinnamon chickpeas to add to the too of butternut squash soup I made and then made these delicious #paleo banana walnut muffins. So good and so easy. Bananas, eggs, walnuts, coconut flour, cinnamon and maple syrup if you want them a bit sweeter. I don’t think you really need. I am now ready for the next couple if days. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiuplan #tiumeals #eatclean #mealprep #mealprepmondays #healthyeating #paleolifestyle #gf

Did some meal prep tonight because I gave been off my game lately and my body does not like it. So roasted some salmon with veggies and Yukon golds. Made a nice simple salad to add to meals. Made lemon yogurt covered chicken thighs with some great seasonings. Roasted some maple cinnamon chickpeas to add to the too of butternut squash soup I made and then made these delicious #paleo banana walnut muffins. So good and so easy. Bananas, eggs, walnuts, coconut flour, cinnamon and maple syrup if you want them a bit sweeter. I don’t think you really need. I am now ready for the next couple if days. #toneitup #tiu #tiuok #tiuplan #tiumeals #eatclean #mealprep #mealprepmondays #healthyeating #paleolifestyle #gf