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

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 Weight Gain: My Thoughts

I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my second pregnancy journey.  I know there are a lot of bloggers that happily share the details of their weight gain throughout pregnancy.  I also know that a lot of people are curious about the topic. … Read the rest

Embracing Body Changes

Another week of modified workouts and prenatal running is in the books. It feels like my body is changing really fast at this point, even if it doesn’t always look like it. I’m feeling a lot more pregnant this month than I was just a few weeks ago, and embracing body changes has been an interesting process so far.… Read the rest

The Belly Only Pregnancy: My Thoughts

The belly only pregnancy has become quite the fad recently, with Instagram and YouTubers sharing “tips and secrets” for how to achieve this interesting goal.  There’s a lot of women who probably have questions, like is a belly only pregnancy safel? … Read the rest

4 Signs of OverTraining

With 2020 being such a cluster of a year, I wasn’t surprised to hear that more athletes are finding themselves over-exercising.  Not familiar with that particular term?  Well, before we get started, it’s important to know that just about any healthy coping skill for dealing with emotional difficulties can become unhealthy once it becomes compulsive. … Read the rest

Diet Culture & Athletes

Since the beginning of humanity, people have been differentiated from animals through our level of self-awareness.  We know that we are people, that we have thoughts, and that we have self-determination.  Which can be really great.  But it also means that we are generally consumed with thinking about……ourselves. … Read the rest

5 Lessons From My First 50 Mile Ultramarathon

My first 50 mile race felt like a blur. The first 30 miles clicked by without much thought or difficulty, but the last 20 were like a completely different race. Despite the blood, GI distress, and tired feet, I really wanted to savor every single moment.… Read the rest

How Stress Impacts Training & Running

There are few things that are unavoidable in life.  Besides taxes and death, stress is something you can count on to rear its head and make itself known during seasons of life.  And for me, the last couple of months have felt like a hell of a season. … Read the rest