In the past year-two years I have changed so much. To the point where 21 year old, college Nikki probably wouldn’t recognize who I am today. And in a good way. I still have some of those insecurities that hung around in the back of my mind, but wow have those voices turned into whispers.… Continue reading A Letter To The Old Me
In college I was introduced to the concept of the 5 love languages and the personality quiz you can take to find out which of the five is your primary love language. I was thinking about the quiz recently and decided to read the book “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman to better understand… Continue reading Are You Speaking My Language?
Whenever I talk to people who aren’t runners about running, the biggest reason why they don’t like running is that it causes them pain. Running hurts my knees, it makes my feet hurt, running messes with my hips. And I totally get it, why would you want to do something that causes you actual pain?… Continue reading Get a Good Pair of Running Shoes
I’m in the early part of my 20s when I am not really sure what in the world I am doing with my life. I am learning something new everyday and and growing at exponential rates both personally and professionally. There is so much to learn and as I am learning, I am figuring out… Continue reading What I Hope to Learn in My 20s
The question that I get asked more than anything is, “How do I start running?”. Once people find out that I run a lot and race frequently, they want to know what the first step is in becoming a “runner”. Of course everyone is different and has a different journey, but most people I talk… Continue reading Taking the First Step
Let me start this post out by saying I am incredibly lucky. I have the most supportive, wonderful friends who remind me frequently how much they all love me. I really hope that everyone can have this in their lives and know that feeling of unwavering support from a group of badass women. It is… Continue reading Find Your Tribe: Women Supporting Women
As a 23 year old, I am finding half of my friends are getting married and having babies and the other half are getting drunk on Tuesdays to the point where they can’t find their shoes…. Even the pair that’s on their feet. This is a very strange lifestage that I can’t quite seem to… Continue reading What in the World is “Adulting”?
It's not easy. Balancing a full time job, a social life (well kinda social), being an "adult", and also training for a marathon. It's a lot of work just finding the hours to fit in training runs, speed work, and don't get me started on long runs. Distance running is a time consuming sport and… Continue reading Training for a Marathon: The Workplace Edition
I am not Carrie Bradshaw. Though, I’m not sure how qualified she was to write an advice column either. I am 23 and working in an exhausting city at my first professional job. I am in that weird in-between spot where I’m not in college anymore, but not yet an adult. I pay my own… Continue reading I Should Not Be Writing An Advice Column