It was 10 years ago, in 2009, that Jared and I ran our first full marathon. I finished in 4:28:33 @ 10:15/mile. It was an impossible dream then, but that’s when qualifying for Boston became a whisper of a goal in my heart as I chiseled away at my finish times. For over 10 years,… Continue reading Boston 2019 Race Recap
With the holidays winding down and only a few days left in 2018, I’m dusting off the keyboard… I always intended to pop in with race recaps and kid updates, because those are so special to me, but blogging fell to the back-burner this year. I’m planning an intentional comeback in 2019, but not before… Continue reading Rundown of 2018
On February 12th, Liv turned FIVE! We kicked off her fifth year with a dozen different celebrations and too many sweet treats to count! Liv helped me make a (gluten-free) confetti cake for her to blow out candles, but ultimately, her favorite birthday dessert was (and usually is) frozen yogurt from Menchie’s — with ALL… Continue reading Liv is FIVE!
Tomorrow, Liv will be five years old. We’ve already been busy celebrating with cousins (and donuts!), cocoa with marshmallows! for breakfast, cake baking, and decorating, with so much more to come. I’ll be back with her birthday interview, but first, I wanted to republish her birth story, because this might be “her” day, but it’s… Continue reading Liv’s Birth Story
On November 4th, I ran my 23rd marathon — my first since Leo was born in March. And while it’s long overdue, I wanted to sit down and write out a recap before diving into training for #24. Two weeks before race day, I posted a training recap, and was feeling great! But that confidence… Continue reading REVEL Canyon City 2017 Race Recap
Fourteen weeks ago, I started training for Revel Canyon City — my first post-Leo marathon! Every week, I’ve thought: “I need to pop on the blog to write about this,” but life with two kids is crazy (and chaotic, and exhausting, and awesome)! The challenges are never-ending, but I’ve kept up with about 70% of… Continue reading Revel Canyon City Marathon Training Recap
Last weekend marked four months since Leo joined our family. It’s been a whirlwind of joy, though we’ve had our share of challenges in adjusting to life as a family of four, managing school and job changes, minor house catastrophes, postpartum recovery, and general life stuff (the laundry never ends). But around the dinner table… Continue reading Leo: 4 months old!