life

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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Maintaining Gut Health and Gluten Free Living

April 14, 2014

A few weeks ago I posted my story, my gluten-free story. And I might’ve left you hanging a bit. This past year has really been about hanging on. Or shall I say, maintaining. Maintaining gut health and a gluten-free lifestyle does take work, and patience. Just like any journey to health and healing. So today […]

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Bolder Blogging: Writing with Intention

March 18, 2014

If you asked me what my “blogging intention” was 5 (almost 6) years ago, it would be pretty simple. To share gluten free recipes that I make for my hungry and hard training triathlete husband. Yes, that’s how it all started. I’d get recipe requests from his fellow triathletes and friends to post them. Gosh, […]

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Bolder Blogging: Why I will never have a perfect Blog

February 25, 2014

These are my truths. These are my imperfections. And these reasons why my blog will never be perfect. I don’t post every day. I’m pretty the grammar Gods frown upon me with each post. I don’t have the best food photography skills –> but at least they are improving. I’ve had a light box (for […]

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Bolder Blogging: Finding Your Sweet Spot

February 13, 2014

I was on my computer yesterday, trying to edit this food picture and recipe below when it hit me. side note: this is the most unromantic delicious soup, which I will post tomorrow, a comical valentines day. Is this my sweet spot? After reading this devotional and multiple email conversations with some dear friends, I […]

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