Flashes of Clarity is a running blog that represents the moments in life where for a few seconds it all makes sense. For me, those moments happen when I run. It all feels right. It feels like anything you want to accomplish, can be accomplished. It feels like if you can cross that finish line, you can achieve any project/goal you have set at work or in your personal life.

I started running in 2014ย just to lose a little bit of belly weight. I couldn’t run a mile without stopping to walk. But I kept going. One day I finished a mile jogging at a very slow pace. Then did 2 miles, then 3, then 4,5,6 all the way to 10 miles… In 2015 I decided to sign up for the 2016 Houston Marathon. I had never done any races before and here I was going for a full 26.2 mile race. I looked up training plans and trained on my own before and/or after work. I finished my first marathon in 4 hrs and 29 mins. I was so pumped I did the Chicago Marathon that same year and finished in 4hrs and 10min.

So I am hoo0oked! I love how sweet and supportive the running community is. I continue to work on improving my time, my diet and my work/life/health balance. It’s not easy, but it can be done!! This running blog will cover race recaps, tips, experiences and running stories, of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Take this blog as long conversation on the fabulous journey of running with a sprinkle of life rants!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Tell me about you. Are you a runner? Do you want to start? Do you have any questions about running?

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  • I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! ๐Ÿ™‚ See my site for all the details! > http://by-emily.com/2015/04/20/beautiful-blogger-award/

    • ari

      Awww thank you Emily! I will check it out and write the post soon! Thank you!!! So sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi! Iโ€™ve just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award.http://lifeaccordingtojamie.com/2015/02/15/sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/

    • Ari

      Awww Thank you!!! That means so much <3 Can't wait to answer the questions!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hey, Ari! We had never had the time to sit down and read your blog, but now that we have, we just can’t stop reading! We love it! Thank you so much for your feedback on our own blog, and sorry it took so us long to do the same. As you may have noticed, we’re still getting the hang of this, so thank you for your support!! :3 <3

    -The Little Writers

    PS. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I fell in love with your Wedding Diaries. I find your love so refreshing and inspiring!!! โ™ฅ I wish you the best of luck and hope your wedding gets to be everything you've dreamed of. Take care! -The Music Enthusiast โ™ซ

    • Ari

      Thank you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your blog is adorable! I look forward to reading more. I will posting more on the wedding as I go along on the ride ๐Ÿ™‚

  • D

    Wow you have so many exciting new adventures happening all at once. Really looking forward to reading how it goes! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Ari

      Thank you! I guess it’s all part of growing up !

  • Ari

    Thank you! I got a positive vibe when reading a couple of your posts! That’s why I started following you ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice to meet you!

  • Hi, Thanks for following my blog and I can’t wait to read the rest of yours! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love Chelle x

  • Thank you for liking my entry titled Catholic to Mormon. I’m just wondering how in the heck you found me when my stats says I still have no visitors. I just started it yesterday. How did you find me?!
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts in your blog. I loved it!

    • Ari

      Hi! Thank you to you as well for liking my blog!

      I think I found your blog through one of your tags. When I write about something I look through the tags I use to find common topics and interests and read about them too. And that’s how it led me to yours! ๐Ÿ™‚ I believe it was the ‘Hispanic’ tag.

  • I guess subconsciously I’ve always let it be, in my 20s and everything has followed, graduation, post graduation, first job and now a better job in a new city away from my family and loved ones. But I still don’t feel the awe of it as I just let it be.

  • Hang in there…I am in my 20’s and right out of school and feel the same way. I figured the best way to combat these types of feelings is to try new things. Blogging was a big help for me when I started out last year. It’s opened up a lot of opportunities that I have never even thought of.

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