Spartan Up!: Book Review & Giveaway Coming Soon

Spartan Up! You’ll Know at the Finish Line is a new book written by Joe DeSena, creator of the infamous Spartan Race. I’ll have the chance to read and review the book on Marrying the Army when it releases in mid-May, and I’ll have another Spartan Race registration to giveaway … Continue reading

Viet Nam 48 Years Later: A Guest Post by Sue

Thank you to Sue for this guest post and for her encouragement when my own husband was deployed in 2012. It’s reassuring to know that high school sweethearts who were separated for more than a year during Viet Nam are still happily married 48+ years later.  On his 18th birthday, … Continue reading

Exercising Through Pregnancy: Faith

Exercise Pregnancy Faith

I believe in being my best self. Period. That means more than exercise, of course, which is why today’s post is about the intersection of fitness and faith in my life (and in my pregnancy). Faith has always played an important part in why I run. Long runs bring some … Continue reading

Exercising Through Pregnancy: Empowerment

Exercise Pregnancy Empowerment

I like feeling empowered. I like feeling strong and capable. Pregnancy feels…different. I don’t trust my balance. My joints are loosey-goosey. My body aches, and my once-buff belly now pinches and pulls every time I cough or sneeze as it grows to accommodate my now-melon-sized uterus. And pregnancy boobs? I … Continue reading

Exercising Through Pregnancy: Old Me & New Me

Pregnant - Daydreaming of Sushi and Beer - MilliGFunk

Pregnancy is a hugely personal experience. Every woman’s body and baby (or babies) are different, and what’s right for one woman isn’t necessarily right for other women. This week I want to share why I’ve chosen to exercise through my pregnancy. These posts aren’t about judgment, they’re about sharing my experience … Continue reading

Spartan Race Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’m promoting Spartan Race in exchange for a free race entry to give away here on Marrying the Army. All opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading Marrying the Army for long, you’ll know that running’s played an important role in my life … Continue reading

Busting the Myth of the "Typical Army Spouse"

If you believe that there’s such a thing as a “typical Army spouse”, I have bad news for you; the “typical Army spouse” is a big, fat myth. It’s a safety blanket for spouses who are too new or too scared or too removed from the Army culture to get … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt (Part 1 of 2)

Today’s Inspired Spouse is professional photographer and Marine Corps spouse, Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt. Now, readers, I know some of you just rolled your eyes and thought, “Oh, whatever! Every military wife who picks up a camera and edits a crappy picture and has a Facebook page thinks she’s a photographer … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to the second half of our feature on Inspired Army Spouse, Mandy Costello. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here. Learning Curves & Over-Committment There’s much to be learned from the people who have succeeded before us. When I asked Mandy whether she’d do anything differently … Continue reading

Four Reasons to Celebrate National Running Day

People Run Collage

Today is National Running Day! National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners nation-wide  declare their passion for running. This is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport that is simple, inexpensive, and fun. It is the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and … Continue reading

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