January 12th, 2015

Importance of Functional Training and Knowing Your Imbalances

Last week, I was one of the vendors at a local health and wellness fair. At the table next to me was a physical therapy office performing free functional movement screens.

I watched as they tested strength, balance and core stability through a series of exercises. I joked with them that I needed to [...]

January 11th, 2015

Week one of Boston Training and Meal planning

Hi everyone,

Was your week as freezing cold as ours? Winter has officially arrived, just in time for my first week of Boston training. I put in way too many miles on the treadmill this week, but they’re done!

Sunday: 30 minute spin +15 minutes of kettle bells, push ups and core

Monday: 8 run [...]

January 9th, 2015

5 months baby and mama updates

Hey, happy Friday!

Another month passed already. I’m trying to stay on top of these monthly updates, but baby J is now closer to 5.5 months. Time could slow down a little, please!

So here’s what’s going on with us lately.

Those cheeks!


You already heard me whine a few times about how [...]

January 7th, 2015

My Boston Training Plan

Well, it’s official. Boston marathon training kicked off this week!

What a week for it, too. We’re expected to have the coldest days and nights yet, plus a mix of snow. I hit the treadmill on Monday for 8 miles with intervals and swapped my 6 mile run yesterday for a spin day. Any [...]

January 5th, 2015

2 Treadmill Workouts for Winter Running

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TargetĀ® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about TargetĀ® C9 all opinions are my own.

This is the first winter that we have a treadmill at home and I am loving it. Every year, I log a lot of [...]

January 4th, 2015

Workout Recap and the First Meal Plan for 2015

Hi friends!

It finally feels like 2015 to me. We’re home and unpacked and I even found the motivation to pull out everything in my closet, try it all on, and create piles to giveaway. I love the fresh start of a new year! Tomorrow we start back to our normal routine. We had such [...]

January 2nd, 2015

Holiday Recap

Happy New Year!

It’s been nearly ten days away and we’ve had such a great time catching up with family, cousins on both sides of the family, and old friends. We head home sometime late tonight or tomorrow morning.

The only challenge has been sleep! Our 4yo woke up by 5:30 for 7 consecutive days, [...]

December 30th, 2014

#runwithmekids New Years Day Virtual Run

Happy (almost) New Year!

We’re still hanging out with family for another few days, but I am popping in to share about a really fun New Years Day virtual run hosted by my friends Tia and Amanda. (Two incredibly inspiring mother runners, by the way! If you don’t already follow them, check out their blogs [...]

December 29th, 2014

Goals for 2015

I love to write. I fill several journals every year (running journals, accounts of the girls in their baby journals, my personal stories, plus this blog) and I love filling out my planner each week and crossing things off day by day.

Maybe that is why I love writing out my goals as well. It [...]

December 28th, 2014

Workouts on Vacation + Meal Planning

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

We had a great Christmas morning at home and then spent the rest of the week with family and cousins.

I’ve also been enjoying having willing babysitters to get out for a run any time of day. The country roads around my parents house are gorgeous- so good for [...]

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