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Almost 3 years ago I wrote my first blog post and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.

I started this blog with the idea of documenting my daily 43s and I did exactly that for a year.  When I turned 44 I decided to keep going with the daily moves so I did a daily 44.  Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 7.40.05 PMIn less than 2 weeks I will hit 1000 consecutive days of daily moves (now I’m doing daily 45s)and I will continue the daily moves at least until I turn 46.

Over the past few years I have come to love my little part of the blog world.  I’ve written posts that make me laugh, some that make me cry and lots of random ones.

The first time someone left a comment was such an exciting day!!  I realized that there was so much more to blogging than just writing posts and hitting publish.

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Blogging soon turned into one of my favorite hobbies and it was all because of the incredible people that I met and started developing relationships with.

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I tried to always remember that relationships are based on trust so I have always been 100% me on my site and all of the sites I read and comment on.  I know that all of my blog friends feel the same way and are authentic on their sites and with comments.

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I really do feel like my blog friends are as much my friends as my friends that I see in person because we share so many aspects of our lives.

The relationships and friendships are what I will miss the most as I step away from Day-with-KT  for now and really invest myself in our business(es).

I plan to keep my Bloglovin’ feed and will read blogs when I can but don’t know if I will have any more posts here (other than updating my daily 45 page).  This has been a hard decision but I think it is the right choice at this point.

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If we aren’t already friends on FB please send me a request Kim Griffin Turner – I would love to be able to keep up at least a little.  I also share random pictures on Instagram – daywithkt and love to see other people’s equally random pictures.

I don’t have the words to truly express how much I have enjoyed these past years – THANK YOU all for reading my blog and allowing me to get to know you!!!

Happy Monday!!!


A Hobby Should be Fun not a Source of Stress

I love blogging – everything about it but especially all of the incredible people I have “met” through blogs!!!Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 9.42.08 PM

However, lately I have been feeling stress instead of joy when it comes to blogging.  Mostly because I am trying to cram it in to a short amount of time that really should be spent with my family or going to an activity with the boys.

Last week we had events 4 days in a row at our venue.  This week we have 6 straight days of events.  That means I will be cleaning, setting-up and ironing table cloths for hours every day.

When I come home I just want to spend time with the boys!!!  Instead I feel like I need to sit down and catch up on blogs.  But blogging is supposed to be a hobby!!!

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 9.41.08 PMI am going to give myself the permission to take a small break.  I might still read blogs when I have time and I will probably do my 45 recaps but I’m not sure how much else I will do for awhile.

I want to enjoy the month of December instead of turning  into a stressed mess because I haven’t even thought about shopping – I still have 2 weeks to get it all done!!!

I know this isn’t really a big announcement worthy thing.  I just thought that writing it down would help keep me accountable to myself.  Otherwise I end up just going along exactly the same way and not really making a change.

Do you ever put things in writing and share them with others to help you stay on track?

Happy Wednesday!!



Some Tough Decisions

Lately I’ve been struggling with several things and trying to figure out the best solution.  I keep telling myself that if it causes stress I need to just let it go but that is easier said than done!!!

Hunter playing his cello
Hunter playing his cello

You probably already know that Hunter plays cello.  He plays at school but he also takes private lessons and that has been a great experience.

However, his teacher just let all of her students know that she is increasing her rate by $5/half hour.  Since she is already higher than most of the private music teachers in town we are having a hard time going along with the rate increase.  (We drive to her and buy our own music.)

Hunter loves her as a teacher and has learned a lot but we are trying to decide what is too much!!!

Ultra Running 

You might remember  that I have tried (twice) and failed (twice) to complete a 50 mile race.  Well, this weekend I’m actually supposed to go to Illinois and meet up with a blog friend (Carmen) to run an ultra on Saturday.

The problem is that we have day events, night events and a weekend wedding at the venue and I have been stressed for weeks trying to figure out how to get everything done (cleaning, set-up, ironing…) and still drive to IL without arriving at midnight or later Friday night.


And, the thing that I’m really trying to figure out the most is my blog. I hired someone to help me make the switch to self-hosted but ever since he switched it from Go Daddy to whatever it is now, I have had nothing but trouble!!!  I spent most of last week avoiding my blog because it was causing me so much stress!!!

I told Chris the other day that as much as I love blogging I know it takes up a lot of time that I could (and probably should) spend on the venue and some other things I’ve committed to lately.

Being the super smart man that he is, he told me to just keep going with my blog – he knows that if I gave it up I would regret it in a very short time!!!  

Cello lessons, ultra races (in a different state), blogging…..time to really figure out what is most important!!!

Do you go back and forth between what you WANT to do and what you know you SHOULD do?

Happy Monday!!


The Truth about Blogging

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.53.15 PMSometimes people find out I have a blog (actually 2 but one is for my business and isn’t as much fun:) and they kind of give me a look that says – whatever!!!

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I don’t blog for money – GOOD THING!!!!

I don’t blog for stats!

What I didn’t know when I started blogging was that I would “meet” some of the most incredible people that I’ve ever known.  At this point, I can’t imagine not spending part of every week (sometimes every day) with these amazing people.  

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Really, it isn’t just the blogs, it is the people behind the blogs that makes my heart happy!!

I have learned that this little space on the internet where I share random stuff, my fitness life and running career, family overload and various personal information is an outlet and a place where I can be 100% me for better or worse!!!  There are lots of great days and then some days that are just OK.  Every once in awhile there is a day that completely sucks.

On those down days I have seen so much support from many friends who I haven’t met in person (YET) but they still take the time to reach out in numerous ways.  (I’m not going to list specific people here because there are so many – I need an entire post to thank everyone!!!)Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 9.02.30 PM

There are people who think that you can’t be friends with someone that you only know online but I 100% disagree!  

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I don’t have the words to begin to describe what my online friends mean.  I said something to Chris and he even said, “They are great friends.”  Plain and simple and exactly right!!!!  

Hopefully I will be able to meet more and more of these incredible ladies (and a couple of guys) but even just continuing to know them this way is incredible!!!

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 9.16.14 PMFor some reason this has been really hard for me to try and get my thoughts and feelings down in a way that makes sense.  The bottom line is I appreciate, respect and love my blogging friends!!!

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When you started blogging, did you know that you would end up with so many wonderful friends?

Driving and Running, Business and Sleeping, Babies and Blogging

Currently I’m in Texas!!!  I drove down on Saturday (after Hunter and I ran 9 miles!) to spend some time with my sister and her family so that I could meet my new niece and help out some.

1 week old
1 week old

It is less than 7 hours so the drive isn’t too bad – especially since I have books on CD to keep me entertained (and sunflower seeds to keep me awake!).

Mandi with her kiddos
Mandi with her kiddos

I know that I should try to get in a few more good runs this week since next week will be all about resting (well, maybe not resting but it won’t include running much).  However, I’m TIRED!!!!  

sleeping with dad
sleeping with dad

I brought some work to Texas with me (business stuff and a volunteer project I’m working on) and it is just sitting on the desk staring at me – I think it’s mocking me!!!

Hadley, the big brother (5)
Hadley, the big brother (5)

Last night I stayed up until midnight (that is WAY past my bedtime) trying to get caught up on blogging (didn’t happen – still behind!).

Something has got to give!!!  Sleep is already at a minimum in my world.  Working out is part of what I do – even if it is less than normal (still includes a daily 44).

For these next couple of days, I will just try to let things go and focus on family!!!

Meet Griffin

After all, the next time I turn around, Griffin will be in high school (like my own boys!!) so I better enjoy this baby stage while I have a chance!!

Happy Monday!