Ab separation and rockin the crop top

I think I'm set on wearing the crop top for my Sunday race, I just need to pick out a color! πŸ™‚ I wrote in my IG caption about my ab separation and pseudo hernia, so I thought I'd elaborate here in case any mommas are in the same boat. I have a series of … Continue reading Ab separation and rockin the crop top

Easy day, extended breastfeeding, and the power of “baby spit backwash” for health

I have a race tomorrow, but I'm using it as a training run.Β  It will be my last long run before the San Francisco marathon NEXT Sunday! The race is called Hot to Trot, and it's an 8 hour timed event with about a one mile loop as the course. I plan to only run … Continue reading Easy day, extended breastfeeding, and the power of “baby spit backwash” for health

Running performance and the menstrual cycle

One of the aspects of running that I love the most is understanding how our bodies work.Β  I have a biomedical engineering background in sports medicine, but I didn't really start to run until several years after I finished my masters degree.Β  (Ironically, I simulated the Boston Marathon for my thesis waaaaay before I had … Continue reading Running performance and the menstrual cycle

Late to the Party

  I just received my bib for the Peachtree Road Race 10k in the mail, and I'm in the seeded wave.Β  This is something new to me.Β  I've always been active, but I didn't really run races until around 2013 when I finished my first marathon (3:45), and I had to work really hard (3 … Continue reading Late to the Party

Ultra breastfeeding

I never fully appreciated the affect of hormones until I got pregnant in 2015.Β  Holy moly. Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows what I'm talking about. Everything. Everything changes. And it happens pretty quickly as that tiny little poppyseed starts dividing cells. Fast forward to after you've given labor and that watermelon is out … Continue reading Ultra breastfeeding

Race Report: Warner Robins Aviation Marathon

I started marathon training in November with the idea that I'd run sometime in January and try for a sub-3 hour marathon. My previous PR was a 3:24 from Boston, but my coach planted the seed that a sub-3 hour marathon was possible, and I couldn't resist.Β  She created an 8 week plan for me, … Continue reading Race Report: Warner Robins Aviation Marathon

Spousal Support: how to love your runner

I left Saturday morning for my training run, and the whole time, I couldn't stop thinking about all of the ways that my husband, Jon, loves me through his support of my running. (#2 below is what started this string of thought that lasted me through most of my run.) I know this sounds sappy, … Continue reading Spousal Support: how to love your runner