October 13th, 2014

Ready for a rematch

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great weekend. We’re back from time with family and a little more sleep deprived than usual but it was so worth it. I love seeing my sister as a mom and meeting our new nephew. I also got to meet my cousin’s new baby… the babies are multiplying!


October 12th, 2014

Workouts this week and meal planning

Hello from PA!

This was our first overnight trip with the baby and she did great! She stuck to her regular schedule and slept well. My 4yo, however, always has trouble settling down at night when we travel and wakes up extra early and the trend continued. When will she ever grow out of that?! [...]

October 10th, 2014

What I'm Loving Lately

How is it Friday already? This week flew by for me. We’re heading to visit my family this weekend and finally get to meet my nephew who was born 8 weeks before baby J! I can’t wait to get those two cousins together.

To keep things fun for Friday, here are a few things I’m [...]

October 8th, 2014

Reset Results + WIAW

Hi friends,

How’s your week going? Baby J caught her first cold so she’s been a little sniffly and congested, but it hasn’t dampened her spirits. I knew it wouldn’t be long with a big sister coming home from preschool full of germs every day!

I realized yesterday that I never gave a recap of [...]

October 6th, 2014

5 Dynamic Stretches (and when to use them)

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

Workout Recap + Meal Planning (Link up)

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

2 months old- baby and mama updates

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:

Baby updates


I don’t know Julia’s current weight, but at 7 weeks she was up to 10 [...]

October 2nd, 2014

In Case You Missed It

Hi everyone!

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

Building a happier gut after antibiotics

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

First post baby 5k

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 [...]

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