Watching for adrenal fatigue: I’m a mom and a runner, of course I’m tired!

It's no surprise that the body goes through a ton of changes through pregnancy and postpartum recovery, especially if you choose to breastfeed during the first year of being a mom. I've been aware that adrenal fatigue is a real possibility as a new mom, but I didn't really know what that meant or what … Continue reading Watching for adrenal fatigue: I’m a mom and a runner, of course I’m tired!

Walking to Run

Walking was my first favorite workout, before running stole my heart.  There is so much that a good walk can provide--time to clear your head, pray, have a good conversation with a friend, smell the roses, feel the breeze. Or read a book.  That's how I started my walking journey--on a treadmill reading book after … Continue reading Walking to Run

Book Report: First Ladies of Running

I just finished reading Amby Burfoot's book First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries who changed the Sport Forever.  I didn't expect for a book to change the way that I view my position as a female runner, but this book made me both proud and honored to … Continue reading Book Report: First Ladies of Running

Yeti 100 Mile Training Run on the Creeper Trail: 33 miles to make new friends

A lot of ultra runners joke that they signed up for an ultra race after having one too many drinks.  I signed up for my first 100 mile race at 8 weeks postpartum.  I guess 9 months of conservative running made me a little drunk on the idea of running my first 100. I signed … Continue reading Yeti 100 Mile Training Run on the Creeper Trail: 33 miles to make new friends

Breastfeeding and Running: an endurance sport of its own, Part 2

This is part two of Breastfeeding and Running.  You can read the first part of this post here.  I joke that breastfeeding is an endurance sport of its own, and it's partly true.  Breastfeeding demands a lot on the body, and it requires proper fueling in order to "finish well".  Part 1 describes more of … Continue reading Breastfeeding and Running: an endurance sport of its own, Part 2

Breastfeeding and Running: an endurance sport of its own, Part 1

Early in my breastfeeding journey, I set a goal to try to breastfeed Cadence for a full year.  We've made it eight months (eight months!), and I have found breastfeeding to be one of the most rewarding things I've ever done, albeit a huge sacrifice and a lot of work. I knew very little about … Continue reading Breastfeeding and Running: an endurance sport of its own, Part 1