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REVEL Canyon City 2017 Race Recap

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

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Revel Canyon City Marathon Training 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

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Cookie: 14 weeks

Written:  Thursday, 9/29 At 13 weeks, Cookie was the size of “Nemo,” and by 14 weeks, has grown into a “Cinderella mouse!”  We’re also officially in the second trimester!  My little baby bump is getting more obvious, though I’m still disguising it under big, flowy shirts most of the time. How I’m feeling?/What we’re up… Continue reading Cookie: 14 weeks

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Cookie: 12 weeks

Written:  Thursday, 9/15 How I’m feeling?:  As of today, we’re 12 weeks pregnant, and while we’re getting closer to the second trimester, I’m still battling the nausea and exhaustion every day.  It seems like every “almost normal” day is immediately followed by an absolutely horrendous day of vomiting, headaches, and fatigue.  I’m hanging in there,… Continue reading Cookie: 12 weeks

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Cookie: 10 weeks

Written:  Thursday, 9/1. Four years ago, I was writing weekly recaps of my pregnancy with Liv.  Back then, she was “Bob,” short for baby-on-board.  Look at Bob, now!: Today, I’m 10 weeks pregnant with baby #2, who Liv nicknamed “Baby Cookie,” though “Baby Lollipop” and “Baby Marshmallow” are also in her regular rotation. I’m hopeful… Continue reading Cookie: 10 weeks

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LA Marathon 2016 Race Recap

We just got home from the best weekend in Los Angeles.  We celebrated Liv’s third birthday, spectated the Olympic Marathon Trials, celebrated Jared’s and my sixth wedding anniversary (plus Valentine’s Day), and I ran my first Boston Qualifier at the LA Marathon! So so so much awesomeness! Let’s work backwards though, starting with the LA… Continue reading LA Marathon 2016 Race Recap