Things I'm thankful for…

Things I'm thankful for…

Happy Thanksgiving! This isn’t a holiday I grew up with, but over the last 13 years since moving to the U.S. it has become one of my favorites. Things are a little different each year, but one thing has remained consistent for the past 11 years: starting the day running the five-mile ORRRC Turkey Trot. … Continue reading

The Dinner Time Power Struggle

The Dinner Time Power Struggle

Hi, Iā€™m Cat, and I am the parent of one very picky and very opinionated four-year-old girl. As a non-picky eater myself, I find that I get very frustrated with my daughter Rose when she refuses to even consider trying something new that I know is delicious. Last night, it was stuffing. Yes, one of … Continue reading

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

I am a fairly easily distracted person, so it’s no surprise that I can easily disappear down rabbit holes that to others seem unimportant or even stupid. But sometimes I just can’t help myself. I recently went down a rather strange rabbit hole, and I’m finding it hard to dig myself out of. As a … Continue reading

Getting Organized

Getting Organized

I am by far an organized person. I tend to leave clothes piling up on my dresser all week before finally putting them away on Saturday or Sunday. My kitchen counter is littered with papers that I need to address but aren’t top priority. Every surface in my house is cluttered with random things — … Continue reading

Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing Yourself to Others

It’s a fairly well-known fact that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. But sticking to that is, in reality, pretty damn difficult. When it comes to running, I don’t necessarily compare myself to others, but I do often compare myself to pre-kid Cat. She was faster, more efficient, and frankly enjoyed running a lot more … Continue reading

Adulting in Vegas

Adulting in Vegas

Last weekend, my hubby and I went to Vegas with some of my coworkers and their spouses. I’m not a Vegas person. I don’t gamble, I don’t drink to excess, and I am a total introvert who hates crowds. If I were to choose a vacation destination, Vegas would not be on my list. But … Continue reading

Making time for me

Making time for me

As a full-time working mama, my life seems pretty neatly split in two segments. I have my work segment, where I get to help make decisions and put on fancy clothes, and my kids segment where I watch My Little Pony and try to stop Liam from hurting himself. But I also have a third, … Continue reading

A whole year old

A whole year old

Last Saturday, my baby boy turned 1. I felt pretty emotional at the thought of him becoming more like a little boy than a baby. He’s my second and last baby, so maybe that’s why I felt so sad. While I love watching him grow, I also feel nostalgic for the little baby who would … Continue reading

Before and After Kids

Before and After Kids

Before kids, I rarely skipped a workout. I ran a lot and thought about things like speedwork and personal records. I often worked out twice a day. After kids, I have no problem skipping a workout if I’m dragging and I have the option to sleep for an extra hour. I still work out, but … Continue reading