Category: Thankful

Atlantic City Marathon Series Weekend: Part 2 – 5k Race Recap

Read part 1, part 3, and part 4).

The race director kindly told me I could drop down to just the 10k or the 5k and skip the half, but to just let them know for sure that day. It was the deadline for any changes. I hesitated and talked it over with Chris (he was tired of hearing about my anxiety over it) and I decided I could just walk the 5k and run the half if I really thought I couldn’t do both. Again, how could I not run the half after meeting Galloway?! Continue reading…

Atlantic City Marathon Series Weekend: Part 1 – Before Galloway

I just had the most amazing weekend, let me tell you about it. (part 2, part 3, and part 4)

As you’ve read before, I’ve started using the Jeff Galloway method of run/walk/run in the past year. I hesitated off and on to committing to it wholeheartedly at first, as I thought I would use it to get back up to running non-stop. I first used it last winter to get up to 6 miles running without any issues, then I dove into the elimination diet and the wheels came off my running wagon until later in June. Continue reading…

The Frugal Mom$ter Mortgage Pay Off: It Begins

Chris and I have discussed at length, more so I than him, about how nice it would be to get rid of the mortgage. I’ve written about my desire to pay off our mortgageseveral times, going back and forth on our goals, how we might achieve it, and what other things may stand in the way.

More recently, I believe I came up with a balanced approach to using our side (i.e. second job) incomes to pay down the mortgage (or pay it off hopefully soon!) and keep our main incomes for saving for emergencies, retirement, and other travel goals. This makes me feel a little more comfortable than throwing it all at a non-liquid asset.

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