Let’s Catch Up!

“Well its been a long time glad to see your faceI knew we’d meet again another time another placeCant believe its been so many yearsYou’d better grab a chair and a couple of beers…”

Hello World!

As soon as I signed in to write this post, some old Jo Dee Messina lyrics came to mind :) It seems as though I write, promise to write more frequently and then a few more weeks or months go by again! I love to write, I absolutely love it. At this time however, my blog is simply a means to express my heart and connect with those reading so it takes a back seat from time to time.

Over the past few months, there’s been a lot going on and when I sit down to share / blog, it’s been directed over at our Girls Gone Strong site. For those of you who haven’t caught those posts, I’ve linked to them below. Thanks always for spending time on here and to many of you who have written kind notes towards my work. Also be sure to check out all the awesome posts from Molly and Neghar on GGS.com, plus compilation GGS posts and our newest, GGS Spotlights.

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Remember…

Hello,

My dad sent this to me in an email a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it and thought to share it with others, but then I held off. Seems appropriate to share now more than ever.

It is hard to wrap my mind around the scope of yesterday’s tragedy. I am not a parent yet so that blessing and bond is one I have yet to fully understand. I do however, understand the power of family, love and loss. Such violence, especially targeted at such innocence, is unfathomable.

When it comes to the impact of a child, it is unmeasurable. Their smile, their delicate innocence, their potential – they truly give so many a true purpose in their lives.

Continued heavy hearts and prayers go out to all parents, children and the immediate people impacted by the senseless tragedy in Connecticut.

With love,
Alli

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Press Play: Instrumental For Your Playlist

As promised, another playlist. I love instrumental music, it’s so versatile. Sometimes it’s simply ambiance music and other times I draw inspiration from these tracks. I play these when I cook, write, relax, drive, run.. It was hard to narrow this list, so I picked a few artists and tracks from my recent playlists. There is definitely variety in this playlist, so make sure to check them out.

Enjoy.

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Random Thoughts & Things

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Just some random thoughts and things I’ve been accumulating and figured you may enjoy one or two to start your week.

First and foremost, music! ;-)

Current #1 song on repeat (for a chill vibe of course) – “Afterglow (ft. Soundmouse)” by Phaeleh

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Keep it Simple, Make it Significant

Keep it Simple, Make it Significant.” These were my intentions last night as I walked into my gym to train. I had some energy to burn but I didn’t have a plan. I pulled up a playlist and started an athletic, dynamic warm up. My warm up then turned in to practicing hand stands and eventually I decided I was going to challenge myself to some pull up volume. I wanted to see how many pull ups I could accomplish in one workout.

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