On Friday, I flew to Sacramento by myself to chase down a dream. It was 2 years ago that I registered for CIM (the California International Marathon), in the middle of a sleepless night with baby Leo. I ended up deferring my 2018 entry to 2019, which means I’ve been dreaming about this race for… Continue reading CIM 2019 Race Recap
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!
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
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!
Tuesday, March 28th – I was 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant. With my due date looming, I was feeling anxious, impatient, and overwhelmingly excited. Liv was on spring break from school, so we enjoyed a slow morning before I headed to the gym and jogged 3.3 miles on the treadmill, thinking: “I feel so… Continue reading Leo’s Birth Story
How we’re growing?: At 39 weeks, our little guy’s around 20 inches long and over 7 pounds! My pregnancy app. says he’s the size of a small pumpkin, but he feels incredibly large, heavy, and squirmy to me… How I’m feeling?: I’m uncomfortable, anxious, and really excited! Weeks ago, I was battling dizzy spells and… Continue reading Cookie: 39 weeks +1 day
How we’re growing?: Tomorrow, we’ll be 38 weeks pregnant! Baby’s probably 19+ inches long and 6-7 pounds — the size of a honeydew melon, spaghetti squash… or a newborn baby! I get a mix of comments every day, ranging from: “You’re so tiny!” to “Wow, you’ve really popped!” Whatever your opinion, my midwife’s happy with… Continue reading Cookie: 38 weeks
How we’re growing?: On Thursday, we’ll be 36 weeks pregnant, which means baby’s about 18.5 inches long, 6+ pounds, and the size of a papaya or a cabbage patch doll! With (about) a month to go, I could start saying “I’m in my ninth month,” but I haven’t said those words outloud. I like pretending… Continue reading Cookie: 36 weeks