Ultra breastfeeding

I never fully appreciated the affect of hormones until I got pregnant in 2015.  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.  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

Race Report: Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon

This is the second year in a row that my husband and I have run the Atlanta Track Club Thanksgiving Half Marathon.  Last year, my husband ran it with me because I had asked him while I was still pregnant if he would sign up with me.  (How can a husband look at his very … Continue reading Race Report: Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon

Race Day with a Baby

I've heard from a lot of pregnant or new moms (mostly over Instagram) who say that they are relieved to see that my training days didn't end when we had Cadence.  She's been a great little buddy in the stroller or pack and play while I run.  And she likes to play in our basement … Continue reading Race Day with a Baby

Race Report: Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

I hardly even know where to begin with a race report for the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, as the race started for me way before Friday September 30th.  One thing that I have learned in running 100 miles is that you get to know your strengths and weaknesses pretty intimately through the journey.  You … Continue reading Race Report: Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

The Sweetest Kind of Exhaustion

My relationship with sleep has changed a lot in the last year since Cadence was born.  You see, my baby doesn’t really sleep a whole lot, at least not in long stretches at a time.  I'm getting ready to run my first 100 mile race, and one mantra that I remind myself when I start … Continue reading The Sweetest Kind of Exhaustion