When being a mom stretches you, literally: Part 2, the surgery

Update:  I've learned a lot since posting this blog.  Please be sure to read about the whole story from diagnosis, to surgery, to postop, and finally physical therapy. *** It feels like I'm getting ready to write a race recap instead of writing about my surgery.  Both races and surgery do put the body through … Continue reading When being a mom stretches you, literally: Part 2, the surgery

What I’ve learned about myself: Five gifts of running

There are many reasons why I love to run.  The reward is sweet in so many capacities.  You are probably thinking through the reasons in your head right now.  The escape, the mind-body connection, the feeling of fitness, the challenge of new distances and new paces, the community of friends, the health benefits, the opportunity … Continue reading What I’ve learned about myself: Five gifts of running

Nutrition with a cherry on top! The miracle of Tart Cherries

Now that I am having to slow down and recover from my surgery, I decided to take a bigger look at my nutrition to see where I can make improvements.  Given that I am a candy-oholic and a dessert-oholic, this is an easy task. I've heard a lot of podcasts and read articles that mentioned … Continue reading Nutrition with a cherry on top! The miracle of Tart Cherries

Cross training: learning to love the bike

When my husband and I started looking to buy a house in 2012, we had two primary conditions: 1. our commutes had to be reasonable and 2. we had to have a basement for the treadmill. Since moving into our house, we have accumulated quite a little gym downstairs, and I've got to admit, it's … Continue reading Cross training: learning to love the bike

When being a mom stretches you, literally: Part 1, the diagnosis

Update:  I've learned a lot since posting this blog.  Please be sure to read about the whole story from diagnosis, to surgery, to postop, and finally physical therapy. *** A few months ago, I noticed a small bump on my belly along the midline above my belly button.  At first I thought, "cool, a seventh … Continue reading When being a mom stretches you, literally: Part 1, the diagnosis

Being a Mother Runner: 10 things I’ve learned about postpartum running (and how crazy cool our bodies are)

I continue to be amazed at the human body, especially after having a baby and breastfeeding.  As I've said before, running makes me so much more aware of my body, and postpartum running is no exception.  I returned to running about four weeks postpartum, and it didn't take long to realize that I was returning … Continue reading Being a Mother Runner: 10 things I’ve learned about postpartum running (and how crazy cool our bodies are)

Baby Miles: Running through pregnancy

Running has only been a big part of my life for the last couple of years (my husband bought me a Garmin in 2014 and he created a monster), but I've always loved to be active with exercise.  That's why I knew that when I got pregnant, I would want to stay as active as … Continue reading Baby Miles: Running through pregnancy