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Diary of a Quarantined Mom: Day 18

Diary of a Quarantined Mom: Day 18

Phew, almost through another week. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been three weeks of this. And since our governor extended the stay-at-home order again today to May 1, it’s going to be at least another 4 weeks. Wheeee!!! Day 18: April 2 The sun was shining today, which was nice to see after a … Continue reading

Diary of a Quarantined Mom: Day 16

Diary of a Quarantined Mom: Day 16

Today is the last day of March, which has seemed like the longest month ever (though April is shaping up to seem much longer). To wrap up the month, here are some positives and achievements: I ran 150 miles in March, which was the most since April 2017 Liam started saying a few more words, … Continue reading

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

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

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

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