7 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Half-Marathon

It’s been more than a decade since I ran my first half-marathon, and it’s an experience I will never forget.  Not just because of how great it was to cross that finish line for the first time, but also because it was one of the hardest experiences of my life up to that point. … Read the rest

Why I Love Stroller Running

Over the past couple of weeks, Lila and I have gotten well acquainted with the jogging stroller.  As a runner, I’ve definitely heard my fair share of complaining about jogging strollers.  They’re heavy, they can be cumbersome, and it takes some mindfulness to make sure your form doesn’t suffer. … Read the rest

6 Weeks PostPartum Update

Lila and I have survived a full six weeks, and as much as I have loved almost every minute, I have also missed sharing my journey on my little corner of the internet.  When I found out I was pregnant, I knew my blogging would be impacted, and I honestly didn’t want to create a postpartum plan, since I already knew that the majority of those plans go out the proverbial window. … Read the rest

Our Birth Story

I’m going to give my disclosure at the beginning; this is going to be a lengthy and honest post.  My birth experience was amazing and hard and exhausting and so rewarding.  I don’t honestly know how I could synthesize it down to a bite sized chunk. … Read the rest

I Had A Baby – Brief Birth Announcement

For the last couple weeks of my pregnancy, I decided to take a little blogging break.  I was getting very little sleep, and I honestly just wanted to nap any time I wasn’t working or working out.  I did continue running, walking, and doing some home workouts until the day before I delivered, but most of what I was doing felt very repetitive and not what I would consider exciting enough to share.… Read the rest

8 Month Bump Date

My due date is officially less than one month away.  I know most second pregnancies go 1-3 days beyond the due date, so I certainly don’t have my hopes up that I’ll be done being pregnant by 9/28/21.  However, I am very much looking forward to not being pregnant some time in the near-ish future. … Read the rest

10 Things That Happen After You Start CrossFitting

Someone finally convinced you to drop in for a workout.  Or you foolishly decided that maybe it was worth checking out.  However you find yourself in the box, things are never, ever the same after you start CrossFitting regularly.  You may think it’s just an hour of your day, a few times a week, but over time…..things… Read the rest