How Runners Prepare for Fall

It was the last week of summer vacation for our little dude!  I would love to say this summer just flew by, but with him basically being home since Spring break of 2020 and the fact that I’m exhaustingly pregnant, well that would be a lie. … Read the rest

Best Gifts for Active Moms To Be

When you’re pregnant, people are naturally going to be interested in buying gifts for your expectant little one.  However, if you’ve got a pregnant friend, let me be the first to tell you that she will 100% appreciate the people who stop and think about showering not just the baby, but also her. … Read the rest

My Favorite Home Gym Equipment

This week felt like it flew by, which is a fairly rare occurrence towards the end of pregnancy in my experience.  However, work was pretty demanding for me, and it was not easy getting everything I wanted to do fit into this week. … Read the rest

7 Tips for Race Day Morning

With Fall just around the corner, that only means one thing for road runners.  Racing season is nearly here!  Having run more races than I could ever count, I have a few tried and true tips for race morning that I am excited to share. … Read the rest

Why I Keep Working Out During Pregnancy

After a very restful weekend, I was feeling motivated to get back at it this week.  Well into my last trimester, I’ve gotten a few questions or comments about why I’m choosing to keep working out during pregnancy.  And honestly, it’s not at all about trying to limit weight gain or look a certain way. … Read the rest

How Being Pregnant Is Like Running An Ultramarathon

Some people say that pregnancy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And while I think pregnancy is just as hard as a marathon, in my opinion being pregnant is like running an ultramarathon.  Since I’ve been missing the longer distances and trails lately, I decided to write down all the ways being pregnant is similar to an ultramarathon. … Read the rest

7 Month BumpDate

This was a much needed “down” week for me and my running.  With all of the changes happening with COVID, my work schedule has been pretty demanding, and the boys and I are still getting things ready for baby.  We’ve been decluttering and making more space for all of the baby gear that will hopefully start getting some use in 8 weeks. … Read the rest

I Don’t Love Being Pregnant

I love being a mom.  And after two miscarriages, I am incredibly grateful that I am able to be pregnant.  But I don’t love being pregnant, if I’m completely honest (which I usually am).  Being pregnant is definitely not my favorite. … Read the rest

Pregnancy Safe Core Exercises

We’re officially counting down single digit weeks (hopefully) until delivery, and this week we spent more time getting things ready for baby.  Fortunately, it wasn’t an exceptionally busy week for us at home.  I’ve also started doing some research to help me prepare my body for labor and delivery, and I was happy to see that a lot of the pregnancy safe core exercises I’ve been using as substitute movements seem like they will come in handy! … Read the rest

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Marathon

It’s been over 10 years since I ran my first 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 probably the worst race I’ve ever run. … Read the rest