Monday, April 14, 2014

How Many Miles Can One Pair of Running Shoes Take?

I've been on opposite sides of the spectrum - replacing my running shoes (and workout shoes) too soon and wearing those shoes until they were basically falling apart. I definitely couldn't tell you just how many miles your athletic shoes could take before they no longer became "safe" for you to run in.

You see, according to REI, the sweat glands in your feet produce one half of a pint of sweat per day! Crazy, huh? That extra moisture, along with your body weight and outdoor/indoor factors breaks down your shoes over time.

After visiting my local running store, here's what I found out:

Of course, this information depends on your shoes, your method of taking care of them and your particular running/exercise style. If you tend to be harder on your shoes, you will need to replace them faster. If you take care of your shoes and are diligent, they may last you a little longer.

Have you found that this information is true with your shoes?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Where Have I Been?!

This isn't going to be a long post, but I wanted to catch you all up on what's going on and why you haven't heard from me for a while. Well... I've been busy. That's it - just flat out busy! Jim was gone ALL last week and I had quite a few drapes to get out, all while taking care of my little one, Bryce. I've still got some more to get out and I'm working feverishly, all while trying to take advantage of the Spring Break opportunity to hang out with my friends that are teachers (because they have Spring Break too!).

I've been blogging and preparing posts for too, mine and Jim's newest creative venture (used to be my sewing blog). I would love for you to check it out and even to join the mailing list (see the right side of the blog). More tutorials, including our garden planter boxes, printables and easy sewing ideas should be up within the next few weeks.

Whitney and I ran the ROC (Ridiculous Obstacle Course) Race in Atlanta last weekend - you should check out my race review on


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

REVIEW: Modern Life Study Bible by Thomas Nelson


I can't tell you how EXCITED I was to receive an email from the representatives over at Thomas Nelson asking if I would be interested in reviewing their new Modern Life Study Bible. First of all, I've been wanting a new Bible for some time now, but not really sure what kind to get. I really wanted to be able to read the Word, but also study and understand it. So many times, we just read and read and unfortunately, it doesn't always speak to us. With this Bible, it does!

Let's look at a few key elements of the Modern Life Study Bible:

Format/Version: New King James. This is one of my favorite versions! I feel like I am still reading the Bible, but it's quite a bit easier to understand in comparison to the King James version.

Overall Look/Feel: Although it's not in colors (sorry if you are looking for a pink Bible), the inside of this bible is stunning! Each page has color and individual colors/boxes distinguish study elements on each page.

Study Points/Format: If you think you will read a chapter and get a little commentary, you are WRONG! You will get way more content than you imagined in this Bible! Basically each page has a description of the readings and key points to study. I have been picking a chapter and using it as a devotion each day - there is always something to learn and it's typically applicable to my day and life EACH day!

Price Point: We always want to know the price don't we! The Modern Life Study Bible is very reasonably priced - Amazon carries the hardback version of the Bible for $34.98 (though the retail price is $49.99), or you can get it digitally for your Kindle at $33.92.  They do offer a more snazzy, gray/black cover version for $60.66, which would make a stellar gift!

If you would like additional information from the publisher on the Modern Life Study Bible, you can view the Thomas Nelson website.

- Tiffany

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I've Gone Extreme!

So I posted on Sunday about our newest She Sweats Summer Challenge and it really made me think... should I challenge myself? Well, I have a photo shoot coming up in exactly 1 month, so doing the entire Challenge may not suit my needs at the moment, but I have just enough time for the Extreme 4-Week Shred! And do it I will!

What's my goal you ask? Basically to hold myself accountable and to see how my body will react. My thyroid still isn't where it needs to be and that means that I have had a little trouble dropping body fat and building muscle despite doing what I need to be doing. I'm actually happy with the way I look - I can fit in most of my pre-pregnancy clothes and I'm not stressed about my body. I eat exceptionally well, I workout hard and that's all I can ask for.

What this now means? Nothing really. I'll be updating you on my status over the next 4 weeks, at least every week, so you will have to put up with pictures (and maybe even measurements) of me. (Oh the horror!) That's it!

Want to follow along with me? Or even better, take the challenge? Grab your copy of the workout and litter my posts with comments - I'll write you back!

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