A Makeover

It’s been a bit quiet here on Live Run Love Yoga and if you’ve been checking in for the last year or so you know this isn’t anything new. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the future of this blog. Many a times I’ve comes this close to writing a farewell post and saying goodbye but something held me back. After a lot of thought I decided that my blog needed a new look and direction. A fresh start if you will.

The old LiveRunLoveYoga felt like it represented my 25-year-old self, which is perfect because that’s how old I was when I created this blog. It was paisley, colorful, and solely focused on running and yoga. At almost 29 years old I don’t love paisley nearly as much, appreciate the simplicity in patterns and design, and have much more to focus on than just running and yoga. I also love the color coral, it just feels right.

Numerous people have asked me about my blog in the past year, and I always find myself saying that there is only so much you can say about yoga, and only so many posts you can write about your runs. I guess the reality is that those two things aren’t much of a focus for me anymore, they are just part of my life.  I don’t teach yoga regularly and to be honest I don’t practice regularly either. Actually, I haven’t practiced yoga since early March. I do run regularly but only 2 to 3 times a week and only about 3 or 4 miles. I don’t have any races planned at the moment and that’s OK with me. I love running and yoga but my life has so much more than just those things.

Life Interests

So what have I been focusing on beyond running and yoga? To start, being a happy wife. I’ve been soaking up every moment of being a newlywed. I’ve been building  a home with Michael. We’ve painted almost every room in our house, bought new furniture, and decorated each room. I’ve learned that I love DIY and you can do so much with a can of spray paint. We’ve spent hours ripping up ivy in our backyard, planting new flower beds, and reclaiming our yard from the encroaching woods. I’ve been spending time in the kitchen baking, and am semi-obsessed with layer cakes. They are just so fun to bake! I’ve fallen in love with reading again and have been devouring books left and right. I’ve been spending time with my family and friends. Our calendar has never been so full of plans with our friends, and I absolutely love it.  I’ve been focusing on my job, working hard each and everyday to build a successful marketing program.

I love who I’ve become in the 3 years since I started this blog and I’m pretty sure my 25-year-old self would too. I’m excited to share all of my interests here on the blog- DIY, baking, good books, highlights from our travels, and more. You’ll still find plenty of posts about running and yoga (as soon as I get back on the mat) too. I hope you’ll come back and learn more about all the things that make me “me”!

What would you like to see on the new Live Run Love Yoga?

A New Year and New Resolutions

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of January. I swear, the older I get the faster time goes. I never got around to setting goals this year. I was too focused on relaxing, recovering and starting life with my new husband. I simultaneously wanted to accomplish everything and do absolutely nothing. After few low-key weeks and lazy days on the couch I’m back to my same old self and surging ahead with plans and projects. We have a lot we hope to accomplish this year- our list of projects, plans, goals, and dreams is long yet I’m not motivated to share them, or put them down on paper. I like the idea of being able to change or let them go as 2015 comes at us. My true hope is that life will lead us to new adventures, plans and projects that I couldn’t have dreamed of much like 2014 did. In 2015, I want to go with the flow and see where life leads us.

Even though I’m not writing my goals and plans down this year there are still a few things I’d like to accomplish. You could even call them resolutions if you’d like…

I need to get back out there and run more! I got really comfortable with running very little in 2014. Most of my runs were 3-4 miles and it was a good week if I got out there two times. Some weeks I never even got out for a run. I love running, I really do. I love being alone with my thoughts, the fresh air, and sweating. Running just makes me feel good. So this winter I’m determined to get out and run more- despite the cold. My resolution is to run at least twice a week and not let rain, snow, wind or cold stop me.


My other resolution is to do more push-ups! I’ve been back on the yoga mat lately and those chatarungas are hard! It was a reminder that push-ups really do help me stay strong. I used to do them almost every day at the end of my workout but since I started doing barre more I cut back on them. That means barre was my only source of strength training. Even though I usually go twice a week, it’s just not enough to maintain my strength.


Lastly, I’m getting back to my ab routine. I used to do this immediately following my set of push-ups but I have let it go and my abs show it. Doing abs in barre twice a week is not the same as doing abs 4 or 5 days a week. It’s time to get back to and build my core strength.


I’m leaving the definition of “more” open-ended. More may be 5 mile runs or more frequent short runs or a half-marathon. More might be a 30-day ab challenge. More might be push-ups every day. Or maybe it’s just simply getting back to finishing my workouts with abs and push-ups. Much like my goals for 2015, I’m leaving these resolutions open so I can go with the flow and see where life leads.

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What are your fitness resolutions for 2015?