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

Get Off the Complain Train

Get Off the Complain Train

I read a book recently called The No Complain Rule. I got this book from the library because I was working on a training class at work about constructive versus destructive complaining, and my research led me to the book. And while the book was useful in helping me plan the class, it was also … Continue reading

Oh, hai…

Oh, hai…

A lifetime ago, I started this blog so I could write about running, cooking, beer drinking, body image, and other random musings. But like with many endeavors, it became a chore and I posted less and less until I simply didn’t post anymore. Also, I became a mother, which is a pretty time consuming thing, … Continue reading

Liam Henry’s Birth Story

Liam Henry’s Birth Story

I haven’t blogged in a very long time — so long, in fact, that I’ve gone through an entire pregnancy and now have a two-week-old son as well as a three-year-old daughter. As with Rose’s pregnancy, Liam’s was very easy and I was able to keep running this time until 33 weeks (had to stop at … Continue reading

Parenting is hard…

Parenting is hard…

I know… duh, right? Most people have an idea that being a parent isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, even if they don’t have kids of their own. But man, being right in the middle of a terrible two toddler phase really makes you think… how am I supposed to do this and not go insane/cry/give up … Continue reading

2016 Half Marathon Journey So Far

2016 Half Marathon Journey So Far

Today, I ran my third half-marathon of the year, and managed to break two hours for the first time since having my daughter 11 months ago. I wasn’t expecting this to be my first sub-2 half, but when I arrived at the start line, I saw they offered pace groups. Since I ran my last … Continue reading