I can’t believe it’s already September! This was the fastest summer of my life. I love my kids and absolutely love staying home with them, but was worried that summer would feel endless with the near daily proclamations of being bored. If not entertained for five minutes, it’s the most boring day of their life. […]

Growing up I had what seemed to be the perfect family. Two loving parents, three siblings, a dog and a nice house. We were the perfect American dream. It was a shock, yet not a shock when my parents split up after 20 years of marriage. I’ve spent a good portion of the past 10 […]

How oh how have 6 years of my life gone by this fast? It seems like forever ago I found out I was expecting a little person in my life yet it seems like just yesterday she was born. Last night as I felt some life growing pains of my own, my dearest friend Claire […]

Hello Monday. Hello First Day of School. Hello 12 miles before the sun rose – 7:40 average. [7+ with my speedy friend] Last week we lost internet and phone because of a mini fiasco with Verizon. Even though I now feel behind on work stuff,  it was the perfect time to lose it. It allowed […]

Tuesday night I set my alarm for what I consider a *literally insane hour of the morning* When my alarm went off it was surprisingly easy to get out of bed. I was not looking forward to the run, but to the post run bliss. I was looking forwarding to sitting on my front porch […]

Last Thursday little people and I decided to head the other direction on the trail near our house. The first little bit was downhill which is exactly why I hadn’t wanted to run on it. Downhill in the first part meant that it was going to be straight uphill on the last little bit home. […]

Making Memories. One of the many things I thought about while on vacation at the Outer Banks was about making memories with my little people. I don’t want this summer to fly by and to ask myself what we did? I want to be able to list fun memories we made and silly things we […]

I just put little person #1 on the bus for her last day of Kindergarten. I officially become a mom of a soon-to-be 1st grader this afternoon. How am I this old? Where did the time go? I’m not sure how 5+ years have passed since she was born. It seems like a life time ago, […]

I often come across as someone who is very confident. I am not. I have struggles just like every one else. My mind is not made of steel. The weaker I feel in life the more I pour myself into running. It is not to run away but to rather run towards something. I’ve been […]

I saw this shirt at Madewell [one of my favs] and I find it hilarious….. I don’t know why it has stuck in my head but I keep finishing the sentence….. Friends are like carbs…… Addicting Friends are like carbs…… too many may not be good for you Friends are like carbs…… can’t live with out them […]

to  me…. Before B & A Marathon 2010 I was a mommy of two. I was training hard to achieve my goal of going sub 3:30 in the marathon. It was not easy. I had to do most of my training on the treadmill, but I was more than determined to realize my dreams. I was […]

It’s not even Friday and it’s sad to say but I’m ready for this week to be over. I’m worn out. Tired. Stressed. Feeling overwhelmed. Run Down. I’m behind on emails, blogging, reviews, you name it. If you are one of those people I owe an email or a call to – this is my […]

Are you a runner? Want to find the perfect baby name that pays homage to the sport you love? Here are 26.2 suggestions of names related to running. Mile 1: Miles [Marine Corps Marathon mascot] Mile 2: Dash Mile 3: Cadence Mile 4: Chase Mile 5: Molly [Molly Huddle – US  5000m record holder & […]

Yesterday my alarm went off before 6 am – after hitting snooze a couple of times I dragged myself out of bed. Luckily both boys stayed sleeping while I got Chloe dressed, fed and ready for school. After getting Chloe on the bus Miles woke up. I got him dressed, fed and ready for pre-school. […]

Each and every day you can be a victim of your circumstances, get down on yourself, complain, be unhappy, or miserable. You can think you have it harder or worse than everyone else OR you can choose to live life in spite of what is wrong and find the good. YOU make the choice whether […]