T is for Team TCCG. If you’ve been around here you know that I coined the hashtag #TeamTCCG for my dear friend Anna. If you need a quick catch up, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last month. She has stage 4 which means it is in more than one place in her body. Anna has started her battle and had her second round of Chemo yesterday. The first round really did a doozy on her. We are hoping and praying it won’t be so hard on her this time around. She’ll be going through Chemo every 15 days for the next six months.

I met Anna way back when I first started blogging. I watched her accent vlog and it was love at first site. She has become one of my very closest friends. It really hurts my heart to see her going through this. But she is a fighter and doesn’t let much get her down. She is a woman of faith and feels like God does everything for a reason. I just love her!

There has been an online fundraiser set up for her. I would really appreciate if you would consider donating. Cancer treatment is super expensive. I can’t even imagine. The money will go to help support her, her husband, and their son Zane. If you only donate to one cause this month, or even this year, please consider helping my sweet friend. And if you feel compelled to share, I would really appreciate that too. Every dollar helps :)

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Rugged Maniac – Giveaway

I was given a complimentary entry to give away on my blog. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Where are all my maniacs?! Rugged Maniac is coming to Richmond on May 3rd! If you love mud runs and obstacles that will test you both physically and mentally then this is the race for you. They promise at least 25 obstacles. It’s a day long party. You really don’t want to miss it!

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Unlike other races they limit their waves to 300 people. From personal experience there is nothing worse than having to wait in line while on the course. Talk about a buzz kill. You do not have to worry about that with this race. You are able to do the obstacles without fear of overcrowding. Awesome!

You entry includes not only 3.1 miles of obstacle mud fun, there are other goodies too! You will get a high quality t-shirt. You can sport it around town and show off what you’ve accomplished. You will also get a free professional race picture. They make awesome conversation pieces for your home. And if you’re at least 21, you can enjoy a nice cold golden pop. Free beer!

Today is your lucky day because I have an entry up for grabs! We are going old school with this entry. Just comment below telling me why you’d love to run this race. You can earn extra entries for following Rugged Maniac and myself on social media. Just leave me a separate comment for each place you followed. This giveaway will end at Midnight on Sunday April 27th.

Happy running!

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S is for Spring. Break that is. I have mentioned that we were on break last week. I thought I’d give you a recap so you can see what we’ve been up to!

Monday was Maymont.

Tuesday we started at the Science Museum. I was very disappointed. I was hoping for more. It seems really old and outdated to me. It was a short trip. We then headed to the Virginia Capitol Building. That was awesome! I really love all the history here in Virginia. I could have spent all day taking it all in.

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Wednesday we ran a few errands and had a very low key day. Thursday we had planned on heading out to Virginia Beach. I was asked to be the back up for a news spot for Dirty Girl Mud Run. Their primary guest ended up confirming so they didn’t need me. I was a little disappointed but there will be more opportunities. We decided to head back downtown. We walked around Tredegar Iron Works for a bit and then went to Carytown.


Friday we met friends at a local park. The boys played hard and had a ton of fun. That evening we went to Firebirds for dinner. Yumo! Everything was wonderful! It was a great meal and even better time. John has been several times. I have been wanting to try it. I’m so glad we did. We will defnitely be back.

Saturday we hung out around here and then Sunday was Easter. We had a nice low key holiday. The weather was great so we were outside most of the day. Our spring break was great. Now bring on summer!

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R is for Routines. Yes, I know I missed Q. I wasn’t feeling it so I didn’t post. Anyway, back to routines. This week is catch up week. We were on spring break last week. I was completely out of the blog loop. I have also been out of the fitness loop. I started a new medication that put me out of commission the week before last. So tomorrow I’m hunkering down and getting back on track. My body is craving it.

I feel like routines are important. Especially for my wilds. They operate better when they know what’s coming. There are only 8 weeks left of school. That’s only 37 school days left. I am so ready for summer. That will bring it’s own routine in itself but I’ll think about that later.

Do you follow routines in your day to day? I think I’m going to start writing it all out so that my days are planned better. I need to figure out better time management. There aren’t enough hours in the day but I think I can better plan. Not all days are like that. I think mainly the weekdays.

How are you feeling this Monday? Are you still plugging away with the A to Z Challenge?



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This is a sponsored post. I was given a free bottle of detergent in exchange for a review. However, all thoughts and opinions are mine own.

P is for Purex. Have you tried Purex no sort™ for Colors Detergent? I recently had the chance to try it out. Stop sorting laundry. Yep, you heard me. This detergent contains a dye transfer inhibitor. How awesome is that? No more color bleeding stains. That means your white socks won’t be pink when they come out of the wash if you have a sorting accident.


It took me a long time to figure out how to do laundry correctly. I would just throw everything in the wash together. I really could have used this Purex. I can’t believe it took me so long to figure it out. My mom is the Queen of laundry. Seriously. She is ALWAYS doing laundry. You dirty laundry is not safe around her. She will have it in the washer before you can even set it in the basket.

Would you like your own chance to try out Purex no sort™ for Colors Detergent? Well then you’ve come to the right place. I have four coupons to give away! Do you love free stuff as much as I do?! Just enter using Rafflecopter below.


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