October 6th, 2014
Do you stretch before or after a run? Or not at all? There has been a lot of mixed information about stretching.
Is it helpful? Harmful?
Should it be done before running? After? And what kinds?
A 2012 meta-analysis of over 100 studies concluded that static stretching before exercise reduces strength by 5 percent and [...]
October 5th, 2014
Hey, it’s Sunday again! How’s your weekend going?
Our Saturday was quieter than usual without soccer this week, so we got caught up on household chores and had friends over last night for dinner. It also rained all morning which made for an interesting long run! Today, we have a potluck at L’s school after [...]
October 3rd, 2014
Baby J is two months old!
Time is flying by and she is chunking right up. She’s definitely growing faster than her older sister did.
“Talking” to us
So here’s how we’re both doing:
I don’t know Julia’s current weight, but at 7 weeks she was up to 10 [...]
October 2nd, 2014
I’m popping in with a few highlights from the last few months. My friend Lindsay hosts “pin it” parties occasionally, and today is one of them. Check out all the links at her site… it’s a great way to find awesome recipes, workouts, health tips, etc.
Here are a few of my favorite [...]
October 1st, 2014
In the past month, both my daughter and husband had to go on antibiotics (for strep throat and poison ivy). I wasn’t thrilled about it. (My poor husband- not only does he have to deal with my running obsession hobby, he gets to hear me stress over his depleted gut flora.)
Antibiotics are sometimes necessary [...]
September 29th, 2014
It was a really fun weekend here! Hope you had a good one, too.
Saturday was packed, but the highlight was the 5k for me and kids dash for L.
I couldn’t have done it without this guy. I mean, look at him… baby on his chest, diaper bag on one arm, camera bag on [...]
September 28th, 2014
Hope you’re having a good weekend! I’m happy to report that I survived my first post-baby 5k… barely. It was nearly 80 degrees! But it felt good to push myself again and now I have a good idea where my speed is at and can only improve from here. More on the race [...]
September 26th, 2014
Are we really down to the final quarter of 2014? I remember feeling like it was so long until baby J’s due date, and suddenly she’s just about two months old!
So let’s see how things are going…
I’m thankful I was able to run through my [...]
September 24th, 2014
Something about the cooler Fall air begs me to do more baking, and muffins are at the top of my list. They’re fun, delicious, pre-portioned and can be made as healthy (or unhealthy!) as you’d like!
I asked some friends for muffin favorites and came up with this delicious list. I tried to organize them [...]
September 22nd, 2014
Today baby J turns 8 weeks old! We’re understanding her needs and personality better, loving her smiles and coos and starting to get a bit more sleep. But that’s for another post… today, I want to talk about getting back to running after having a baby.
I started easing back into walk/runs about 3 [...]