Tips for Running a 5K with Kids

Have your kids expressed an interest in running? If so, take advantage of it! Here are a few tips for running a 5K with kids, especially young ones! This is the picture of a kid who just finished her first 5K. She's pretty pumped, and I'll admit, I was pretty excited for her too. You see, I've been running for 20+ years. I ran track in junior high then took on other "extra-curricular" activities that took me away from running for a few years. In my 20's, I found running again. It's my … [Read more...]

30 Day Squat Challenge

For some reason, I like 30 day challenges. A while ago, I gave up diet pop for 30 days. I know, it's hard to believe but I did actually do it. I didn't stick with it but did give up the pop for longer than 30 days and even to date, I drink less than I used to. This month, I decided instead of giving up something from my daily routine, I was going to add something and decided to try the 30 day squat challenge. For those of you who have never walked behind me, I have AFAS. That would be Asian … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

#Sponsored: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Premier Protein. This could include Premier Protein providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment or compensation. #ad When you're having one of those days, sometimes all you need to hear are those three little words... Peanut butter cookies. Bet you thought I was going to say, "I love you" or something mushy like that?! Please people, if you read my blog you should know me better than that. … [Read more...]

RevelationsRx Giveaway

I knew the month of March was going to be a bear. In the past week I've spent time on the both coasts and road-tripped to several states in the Midwest. This weekend instead of driving to Bentonville and running in a half marathon, I'm going to relax with my family and do a little hiking closer to home. All the travel has taken its toll on my skin. Between the differences in temperature (does it EVER get warm in Iowa??) and the lack of sleep (one should not have to fly from California to … [Read more...]

Natural Grocers Opens in West Wichita

West Wichita is in for a treat! Tomorrow, Natural Grocers opens their second location in the Wichita area at 13th and Maize. The new store is  stocked with a variety of products that stay true to the Natural Grocers brand. Natural Grocers is different from other health food stores I've frequented. At all of their stores, a credentialed Nutrition Health Coach (NHC) is on staff. The Nutrition Health Coach provides education not only for customers but also for the store employees and the … [Read more...]

Learn to Swim at 40

There are a lot of things that aren't cool. A fly in your glass of wine, not cool. When you dog leaves you a present in the basement, not cool. And when you're 40 years old and can't swim well enough to save your life, definitely not cool. According to my own definitions, I am not cool but that is ALL about to change because two weeks ago, I started taking swimming lessons. Let's just say the first night of lessons was a bit embarrassing. At the time my "adult" swim lessons started, about … [Read more...]

Create a Home Spa Experience

Thank you to RevelationsRx for sponsoring today's post and for allowing me to try their skincare products. In my quest for a better 2015, I’m doing more things for me. I’ve signed up to run the Bentonville Half Marathon and ride the Dirty Kanza Half Pint this spring. I’m going to bed earlier (before midnight) which has led to actually waking up early enough to workout in the morning. I’m really trying to decrease my stress level by letting things go. One thing I let go a bit too much was … [Read more...]

Nutritional Supplements for Healthy Hair

Shedding. It's something my lab and I have in common. I used to complain about the amount of dog hair I would find in my house and then I realized, I tend to shed more than the dog. I thought this was normal, until I started to see the difference in my hair. Over the past few years, the number of "flyaways" that I have had increased and in general, my hair didn't feel as healthy as it did in my 30s, So instead of dealing with it, I did some research and discovered Hairfinity. Hairfinity is … [Read more...]

Tips for Getting Your Child to take Medicine

Ever notice how incredibly stealth and strong a child becomes when it's time to take medicine? Just as you grab the bottle from the medicine cabinet, those little boogers disappear into thin air. Then, once you find them (because we all know they can't keep quiet), you try to convince them to at least try the medicine. They look at you like you're crazy because the last time you gave them medicine it tasted like....medicine. So instead of negotiating you resort to sheer physical strength, only … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Lead A Healthier Lifestyle

This year I turned 40. While I truly believe age is only a number, I also realize that things don't work like they used to. In my glory days I could stay out all night and then wake up early the next morning and run a personal best. I could eat fast food more times that I'd like to admit and never gain weight. I was never sick and didn't have to worry about things like flu shots and annual checkups. Now I have to do things a little differently. While I still am active and consider myself … [Read more...]