life

3 Ways to REINVENT Yourself

November 12, 2014

As we approach the end of the year, a lot of us start to get antsy in our own skin. We feel the need to RENEW or CHANGE. Or if you are like us, you’ve been striving (not thriving) and are ready to REINVENT yourself. Am I right? Just like the seasons, things in our life need […]

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Are You a Slave to Striving?

October 30, 2014

Have you ever really looked at what your striving for? Is it a big dream? Is it to be a better version of you? Those are all worth striving for, am I right? But what if along the way you become a slave to striving? Yes, it happens. And if fact, that’s where we’ve been […]

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Letting Go of Routine and Going with the Rhythm

August 28, 2014

It’s funny, most people are heading back to school, work, etc. and craving a routine. I get that, I really do. Especially if you have kids. But for us? We’ve been plowing away at work, training, in the brutal summer heat. It’s at this point when our routine can almost slow us down from that […]

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Living Out Life’s Bucket List

July 28, 2014

A funny thing happened this weekend. I was cleaning out the garage and found a box full of old books, notes, etc. It must have been from about 15 years ago. That would make me in high school then. Anyway, I opened up the box and there it it was, my life bucket list, or […]

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Where We Stand, and Fall

July 6, 2014

I usually don’t write on a Sunday, but I have to be honest, I’ve have a few“project” posts lined up this week and I don’t think sharing life updates would really mesh well with them. Yes, projects as in, sponsored posts. Hey, we are self-employed, every little bit helps. Ain’t no shame! Haha, okay I’m digressing here. Let’s […]

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The Sum of Small Efforts, Repeated….

June 20, 2014

The past month I’ve seen a certain word everywhere. I’ve heard it, read it, thought it, absorbed it. So what the heck is this word? Smallness (in life). Sometimes feeling small in a BIG world is where God needs you to be so you can gain strength, grow, and support others. We (Crazy Cotters) often feel […]

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Are You Addicted to Adrenaline?

June 2, 2014

As athletes, runners, cyclists, fitness enthusiasts, we thrive off adrenaline. Each week we hammer away at our workouts, seek to master a long run or ride, and chase after that endorphin “high.” With this feeling comes a sense of being invincible. To continue to PUSH through, do more, lift more, BE MORE in our everyday […]

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The OVER FIXING Syndrome

May 7, 2014

I had it all planned out, drafted and all. I wanted to share a post about core. Heck, even the kiwi spent part of his weekend taking pictures for his “foundation” routine. Yes, we had a plan. He was going to share his routine and then I was going add it to my core post. […]

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Motivation Monday – Choosing Contentment

April 28, 2014

Choosing Contentment One of the most memorable words of advice I ever received was from a clinical nutritionist and doctor that I highly respect. He said to say thank you in every situation/circumstance and FOR every situation/circumstance. Life is a gift, learn to see it as one. Easier said than done, yes? Well, he also […]

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How I became a Professional Triathlete and Why I Chase this Dream

April 23, 2014

It’s in me, it’s in us… this “DREAM BIG” syndrome. And honestly, I don’t know how to live any different. I married a dreamer, in fact, it’s one of the many reasons I did marry him. And it’s why we are both self employed! LOL! But dreaming has to start somewhere, somewhere within. It takes […]

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