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

Selecting a goal race: things to consider

Recently I ran the Warner Robins Aviation Marathon as my goal race for a sub 3 marathon. Aside from wanting a more flat course, there are a lot of other factors that went into my race selection.  I made a list of considerations.  Some of these items may seem obvious, but I really struggled with … Continue reading Selecting a goal race: things to consider

Goals for the next (marathon) training cycle

My husband and I took a road trip this past weekend for a fun weekend of hiking and hanging out with friends.  On the way, I asked him what upcoming goals he has for the future.  (Sidenote: they say the best marriages are those where the couple talks about the future together.) My husband's response … Continue reading Goals for the next (marathon) training cycle

Life seasons and then there’s running

Labor Day weekend just marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall.  Another great season, although this one felt like it flew by now that my baby is WALKING! To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Working out has been a part … Continue reading Life seasons and then there’s running

Pulling it all together: Physical Therapy and Diastasis Recti

The last few months have been a lesson of limits for me as I face the reality that I am a 32 year old mother runner, and my body will never be the same as it was before baby.  But that's what aging is, isn't it? And I'm really ok with it.  Cadence is the … Continue reading Pulling it all together: Physical Therapy and Diastasis Recti

When things come apart: Diastasis Recti

So I'm trying to be really positive and not dwell on the past, but I recently had hernia surgery for a hernia that didn't exist.  And I still have the original problem that I started with.  Yes, that's right, a faux hernia.   I don't know where I went wrong, but I wish that I … Continue reading When things come apart: Diastasis Recti

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