December 19th, 2014

Running shout outs- These ladies inspire me!

Woohoo! We made it to Friday of the last long week before the holiday break. Are you feeling ready? Our shopping is almost done, and I need to have a wrapping party one of these evenings. We’ll be gone about a week, so my next big project is to start a packing list.

I wanted [...]

December 17th, 2014

6 Fast Healthy Dinners for Busy Nights

This is the time of year when my meal planning falls apart. I have the best intentions but when dinner-making time rolls around, I want something that takes 5 minutes. There is just so much else to do (and as much as I enjoy cooking, I prefer holiday gift shopping, wrapping and gingerbread-people-making.)

I need [...]

December 15th, 2014

3 Tips to Find Balance through the Holidays

How are we halfway through December already? The holidays are right around the corner! It’s one of my favorite times of year, but it’s always filled with an overload of parties and treats.

Here are a few simple tips for more balance through the season:

Remember that diets fail

Restricting food or telling yourself [...]

December 14th, 2014

4 month sleep regression, workouts + meal planning

I’m feeling a little tired this week. Soon after posting baby J’s 4 month update, we backtracked. Instead of getting up once to eat around 3 or 4am, nights became unpredictable. A few nights she was up twice to eat, then one night she slept through until 8am, then she had 3 nights in a [...]

December 12th, 2014

Houston Decision (+ winners)

Hey friends,

After going back and forth all week about what to do about Houston, I think I made a decision.

If someone would pay for my flight, watch the baby while I run, and drive me around all weekend, I’d do it! But there are so many details to figure out with a marathon [...]

December 10th, 2014

Year of Running 2014

Every year, Miss Zippy hosts this great year in review link up, so I’m joining her again.

When 2014 started, I was already 2 months pregnant so this year held fewer races (and slower paces) than normal but was obviously special in its own way.

Best race experience? Running the half marathon at 24 weeks [...]

December 8th, 2014

Two Group Challenges for 2015: Eat Cleaner and Run Faster!

There’s something about the start of a new year. A clean slate. I get excited about it every year.

What kinds of intentions do you set for the new year? I always have a few health related and running related. If you’re looking for group accountability, here are two opportunities to join me….

January Reset [...]

December 7th, 2014

Workout Recap + Meal Planning

Hey everyone,

How’s your weekend going? Yesterday we had my 4 yo’s ballet recital and went out to dinner to celebrate. Baby J was a trooper through it all and I think big sister appreciated all the fuss over her!

I got in my longest post baby run so far with 17 miles yesterday and [...]

December 5th, 2014

What are your favorite running accessories? (Plus a giveaway)

It’s the season for giving (and giveaways.)

What are your favorite running accessories? I love that running can be really simple. Good shoes and comfortable running gear is all you really need. But there are a number of “extras” that can be really helpful. Here are some of my favorites:

1) Foam Roller

I’m [...]

December 3rd, 2014

4 month old baby and mama updates

Last week, baby J hit four months. How?!

We’re in a really good groove these days. Her days and nights are fairly predictable and it feels like she’s always been part of the family.

Eat/Sleep: At her four month check up a week or two ago she was up to 14 pounds, 5 ounces! [...]

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